Area Sports

Late Score Gives Metter 15-12 Win Over Jackets

A late score by Metter High School dashed Jeff Davis High’s hopes for a spot in the 2019 state playoffs last Friday as the Yellow Jackets fell 15-12 to the Tigers in the final regular season game. The win gave Metter a 9-1 record, good enough to win the Region 2-AA championship. Jeff Davis fell…

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Kirby Named 912Sports Player of the Week

By Kevin Price 912 Sports will name a Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Player of the Week each week during the 2019 high school football season. The winner of the week 10 CPTC Player of the Week Award is Jashaun Kirby, a senior running back from Jeff Davis High School. Kirby has had several big…

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Jackets shock Tigers 21-14

Jeff Davis High went into last Friday night’s game against Swainsboro as a 29-point underdog. And virtually no prognosticators in Georgia felt the Yellow Jackets had a chance of knocking off the 7-1 Tigers, who have been ranked in the Class AA Top 10 all season. Swainsboro, who had lost only to No. 2 ranked…

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Lady Jackets finish third in state

Jeff Davis High’s cross country teams competed in the Class AA State Championship Meet in Carrollton Saturday with the Lady Jackets taking a third place finish and the boys finishing tenth. It was the second straight year the girls were a podium team, while the boys finished in the top 10. Zoie Marchant was a…

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Jackets fall 31-0 to Toombs

After getting off to a 6-0 2019 season, the JDHS Yellow Jackets have dropped two games in a row, the latest a 31-0 defeat at the hands of the Toombs County Bulldogs Friday night in Toombs’ newly remodeled stadium in Lyons. The artificial turf and extensive renovations in the stands created quite a venue for…

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Lady Jacket season comes to an end

Jeff Davis High’s softball team saw its season come to an end last week at the Class AA State Tournament in Columbus. But the Lady Jackets didn’t go easily, falling in close games to Lamar County and Bremen, both by 4-1 scores. Bremen continued through the losers bracket, defeating Lamar County in the quarterfinals 3-2…

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Lady Jackets win title, boys are runner-ups

The Jeff Davis cross country teams hosted the Region 2AA Cross Country Championship for the fifth straight year at their home course at Jeff Davis Middle School. The top four teams and top six individuals in the boys and girls races advance to the State Championship Nov. 2 at Carrollton High School. In the boys…

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Both cross country teams in Top 10

Jeff Davis High’s girls cross country team, coming off a Region 2-AA Championship run, moved ahead of region foe St. Vincent’s Academy in the Class AA state rankings, remaining at No. 3 while the Saints dropped to No. 5. The Jacket boys maintained their No. 10 ranking. Jeff Davis is one of seven Class AA…

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Lady Jackets sweep Monticello

Jeff Davis High’s softball team handed Head Coach Steven Wilcox his 199th and 200th career coaching victories last week as the Lady Jackets downed Monticello 5-1, 2-0 to advance to the Elite Eight Finals Tournament in Columbus. Pitchers Kelsey Parlor and Kesleigh Poe held the Lady Hurricanes to just one run in 14 innings. Parlor…

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Field is set for softball finals

The stage is set for this weekend’s Georgia High School Association Class AA Softball Tournament in Columbus. Jeff Davis High’s Lady Jackets will face Lamar County Thursday at 4 p.m. A win will put them in a 10 a.m. Friday game against the winner of Banks County and Bremen. A loss will drop them into…

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