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Rabun County Ends Yellow Jacket Season

The only other team considered the best is Thomasville, which will meet Rabun County this Friday in the semifinals of the State Tournament. Jeff Davis High’s heralded defense was no match for Wildcat quarterback Gunner Stockton and his 21 fellow seniors as Rabun scored more points in the first quarter (21) than any Yellow Jacket…

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Jackets roll over Jefferson County 40-0

Jeff Davis High rolled to a 40-0 win over visiting Jefferson County Friday night to advance to the second round of the 2021 Class 2A football playoffs. This week, the Jackets, 10-1, travel to far north Georgia to take on No. 1 ranked Rabun County in Tiger. The Wildcats are also 10-1, having won 10…

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Jackets Host Jefferson County

Jefferson County Warriors 6-4 8/20 Thomson L 6-35 8/27 Swainsboro L 0-7 9/10 Hephzibah W 26-18 9/17 Butler W 50-6 9/24 Josey W 27-12 10/1 Glenn Hills W 40-0 10/8 Oglethorpe Co. W 28-15 10/22 Putnam Co. L 21-28 10/29 Westside, Aug. L 12-14 11/5 Laney W 21-12 Points scored — 231 Points allowed —…

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XC Teams compete in state meet

Both the boys and girls teams finished with Top 10 performances at the 2021 GHSA State Cross Country Championship. The 2A classification opened the event Friday followed by the 3A and 4A classifications. The event concluded Saturday with the remaining classes running. In the boys race, the Yellow Jacket squad was favored to be a…

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Jackets roll over East Laurens 43-0

Perhaps a little flat from their heartbreaking loss to Swainsboro the week before, Jeff Davis High’s football team got off to a slow start Friday night in East Laurens. But once things began to click for the Jackets they rolled to an easy, 43-0 win over the homestanding Falcons as they improved to 9-1 for…

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Softball eliminated in Elite 8

Jeff Davis High’s softball team’s dream of winning a state championship came to an end last week in the Georgia High School Association Elite 8 Tournament in Columbus. The Lady Jackets won their opening game in the double-elimination tournament, blasting Chattooga 11-1. In the second game, defending state champion Heard County rolled to an 11-0…

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XC teams win region titles

The Jeff Davis cross country teams competed at the Region 2AA Championship Oct. 28 at Toombs County High School. This was the first time in six years that the Jeff Davis program has not hosted the region championship at either the Heritage Center at Towns Bluff or at Jeff Davis Middle School. Coach Jeremy Moore…

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Swainsboro Upends Jeff Davis 15-14

Swainsboro High’s football team came to Hazlehurst last Friday night, taking a 15-14 victory to end Jeff Davis High’s 8-game unbeaten streak and all but dash the Jackets’ hopes for a region championship. The Tigers are now 3-0 in Region 2-AA with a game on the road against Toombs County and a home contest against…

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Softball Team In Elite Eight

Jeff Davis High’s softball team made it to the final eight and a trip to Columbus this week for the Class AA State Tournament. The Lady Jackets earned the trip to the Elite Eight with a 2-0, 8-0 sweep of Banks County last week in Homer, and they now have four shutouts in four playoff…

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Both Cross Country Teams In Top 10

The Jeff Davis Cross Country program traveled to the Honey Ridge Agricenter to run at the Last Chance Honey Ridge meet to close out the regular season. Both the girls and boys teams had solid showings as many of the runners had season best or personal best times. The boys team finished 2nd overall behind…

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