Area Sports

JD football Hall of Fame Inductees named

Jeff Davis High School’s football program will host the 2nd Annual Legends Gala June 14 at 6 p.m. to benefit the football team. The 2019 inductees will be: 1950s-1960s – E.M. Wilkes III 1970s — Bobby Varnadoe 1980s — Connell Swain 1990s — Mondrae Chambers 2000s — L.J. Stegall Supporting Role — Claude Cook Last…

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Jackets split first two championship series games

The first two games of the Jeff Davis-Rockmart Class AA state championship best-of-3 series were dominated by pitching, as Rockmart won the first game 4-1 and Jeff Davis took the second 4-2, in a battle of Yellow Jackets. The third game is scheduled for today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. at Luther Williams Field in Macon.…

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Jacket comeback wins Bleckley series

It was a dismal feeling for the Yellow Jacket faithful Wednesday night in Cochran as Jeff Davis High’s baseball team trailed 12-7 after 4 1/2 innings of play against Bleckley County. At stake was a trip to the 2019 State Baseball Finals the following Monday in Macon. But there was still a glimmer of hope.…

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Jackets Advance to Final Four

Jeff Davis High School’s baseball team has advanced to the Final Four of the Georgia High School Association Class AA State Playoffs for the third straight year, sweeping Social Circle 6-4, 11-1 last Wednesday in Social Circle. The Yellow Jackets took on Bleckley County yesterday (Tuesday) in Cochran to begin the best-of-three series with a…

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Tennis Teams Have Solid Year

Jeff Davis High School girls tennis team finished the year with 20 wins and only 5 losses and went un-defeated in the region. They won region for the 5th consecutive year and finished the season with a final four appearance in state playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year. The girls fell to Bleckley County who…

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Track Teams Compete at State Meet

Jeff Davis High’s boys and girls track teams participated in the 2019 GHSA State Meet last week at Berry College in Rome. Top finishers for the girls were Keiana Littleton with third place finishes in the 100 meter dash and triple jump, and Daneshia Wooten with a 3rd in the discus. For the boys, Cedric…

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Jackets eliminate Fitzgerald in 3 games

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team got a scare in last week’s playoff action as the Yellow Jackets won two of three close games to take the 3-game series. JD opened with a come-from-behind 5-3 win, fell 3-2 in the second game and then hung on for a 3-2 win in the series finale. The Jacket…

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Soccer boys top Berrien County

Jeff Davis boys soccer won against the Berrien County Rebels last Thursday night to advance to the Elite 8 of the state playoffs. The Yellow Jackets dominated the first half on the defensive and offensive side of the ball. The Yellow Jackets took 21 shots in the first half but could not find a goal.…

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Tennis girls fall to Bleckley County

Jeff Davis High’s girls tennis team had its hopes for a state title dashed last week in the Georgia High School Association’s Final Four as the Lady Jackets fell to Bleckley County 3-0. Bleckley County went on to defeat Berrien County for the state championship, also by a score of 3-0. Berrien had defeated Rockmart…

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Tracksters do well in sectionals

The Jeff Davis High School track teams competed in sectionals this past Saturday in Fitzgerald and several Jackets will advance to the State Finals this week in Rome. Thursday will be the preliminaries for the running events, Friday will be the field events, and Saturday will be the finals for the running events. Four Jeff…

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