Area Sports

Yellow Jackets split games

Jeff Davis High’s basketball teams split a pair of games last week, both teams defeating Bacon County Tuesday in Alma and both falling to Woodville-Tompkins Friday in Savannah. Coach Niki Perry’s girls snapped a 6-game losing streak with their 40-29 win over Bacon, thanks to some clutch free throw shooting down the stretch by junior…

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Jacket boys are now 10-5

Jeff Davis High’s boys basketball team is a young squad, starting two freshmen, a sophomore and a pair of juniors much of the season. First-year Coach Bo Boatright’s Jackets are 10-5 overall and 3-2 in Region 2-AA. The team is led by junior Ja’Queze Kirby who was named to the Class AA All State Team…

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JDHS varsity softball award winners

Jeff Davis High varsity softball players winning honors at Monday’s softball banquet are, from left, front row, Amillian Clements – Pride of the Jackets, Jakhia Green – Second Team All Region, Lanie Scott – Region 2AA Pitcher of the Year, GACA Second Team All State, Paige Carter – First Team All Region, GACA Second Team…

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JV softball award winners

Junior varsity softball players honored at Monday’s softball banquet are, from left, Bianca Torres – Player of the Year, Alicia Lilliott – Best Offensive Player, Kesleigh Poe – Pitching Award. Not pictured, Cara Edwards – Best Defensive Player, Jayla Roundtree – Pride of the Jackets.

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JDMS softball award winners

Jeff Davis Middle School softball players awarded honors at Monday night’s softball banquet are, from left, front row, Jenna Miles – Best Offensive Player, Laisha Hernandez – Best Defensive Player, Maeleigh Burns – Pride of the Jackets, Payton Thigpen – Most Improved. Back row, Analese Poole – Best Offensive Player, Ella Wood- Most Improved, Kelsey…

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Jackets Win Two, Drop One

Jeff Davis High’s boys won a pair of Region 2-AA games last week, rolling over Toombs County 85-59 Tuesday in Lyons and getting a big win over ranked Metter Friday in Hazlehurst 78-70. Saturday, the Jackets traveled to the Atlanta Area and played well against a strong team from South Paulding in a boys showcase,…

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Lady Jackets Win Two

Jeff Davis High’s girls won a pair of games last week, defeating Toombs County Tuesday in Lyons 46-43 in overtime and downing Metter at home Friday 47-39. Against Toombs, the Lady Jackets trailed throughout most of the first half, and trailed 21-16 at intermission. In the second quarter, JD had problems with their inside game…

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Wrestlers Finish Second In Lumpkin

The Jeff Davis High School Wrestling team traveled to Lumpkin County this past weekend. The team competed against 16 other teams from North Georgia, in an individual tournament. The team finished 2nd only three points behind Walnut Grove. Below are the top four teams and the individual placers for the Yellow Jackets. John Smith Memorial…

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Rumph Tops Offense And Defense

Senior running back/defensive back Emanuel Rumph led the 2018 Jeff Davis High football team on both sides of the ball. Rumph was the leading rusher with 755 yards on 116 carries, and his 10 touchdowns were tops on the team. On defense, Rumph was the leading tackler 47 tackles, 3 tackles for losses and one…

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Swimmers Take 5th In Savannah

The Jeff Davis Swim Team opened the season in Savannah at the Richmond Hill Invite. The swimmers had several personal best times and many GHSA State Meet qualifying times. JDH Swim placed 5th out of 16 teams. Their next meet will be at Georgia Tech Dec. 15. The results from the Richmond Hill Invite are…

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