Area Sports

Softball Begins August 6; Football Sept. 4

With the Georgia High School Association’s decision to push back the start of the 2020 football season, Jeff Davis High’s sports schedules had to be altered. The Aug. 14 football scrimmage with Appling County was moved to Aug. 28 and the season opener against Rutland was changed from Aug. 21 to Sept. 4. The GHSA…

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Coaching Staff Working To Keep Players Safe

The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) nissued guidance for “Phase 1” of Return to Play for high schools to follow and Jeff Davis High officials are following that guidance. Athletic Director Roger Metts, Head Coach Lance Helton and medical advisor Dr. Kirk Munsayac took to task immediately to make a safe atmosphere for football workouts…

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Southeast All American Showcase

Five outstanding girls and boys were chosen to represent Jeff Davis High School at the Southeast All American Showcase held June 11-13 in Atlanta. There were 600 entries submitted for the event with only the top 58 boys/girls getting an invitation. Top 58 boys and girls soccer players from the Class of 2020, 2021 and…

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Kirby Gets Another Player Of The Year Honor

[The following article appeared in the June 5 online edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) By Todd Holcomb AJC Sports The COVID-19 pandemic that brought an early end to high school sports during the 2019-2020 academic year also has taken on a toll on end-of-year team awards and individual recognition. Only 11 of the Georgia High…

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Wooten signs with Benedict

Jeff Davis High School senior Daneshia Wooten signed her letter of intent to play softball at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. In the picture is her father Ronnie Foster, mother Sharon Wooten, sister TY Wooten and nephew Quan Harris.

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Marchant Signs With ABAC

Jeff Davis High School senior Colby Marchant recently signed to play baseball this fall with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Pictured with the Jacket catcher are his parents Sheila and Zack Marchant and Yellow Jacket Head Baseball Coach Paul Glass (back).

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Coppedge Signs With Piedmont

Jeff Davis High School senior Ross Coppedge has signed a scholarship to swim for the Piedmont College swim team this fall. Pictured with Ross at the signing at the Jeff Davis Recreation Department pool are, from left, JDHS athletic director Roger Metts, Ross’ parents Nelson and Angie Coppedge, and JDHS swim team coach Chuck Crosby.…

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Kirby Headed To Murray State

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared on Murray State College’s Racer Athletics web site. The photo is by Hyosub Shin of The Atlanta Journal Constitution] Murray State men’s basketball incoming freshman, Ja’Queze Kirby, is set to join the Racers this summer to begin preparations for the 2020-21 season.JaQueze Kirby Kirby, 6-6 forward out of Hazlehurst,…

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Jackets Top West Laurens 8-1

Class 6A Brunswick High cancelled its March 13 game with Jeff Davis High, so the Yellow Jackets hurriedly scheduled at game with Class 4A West Laurens. The Raiders came to Hazlehurst with a 5-2 record, averaging almost six runs a game. But against the Jackets’ stingy pitching staff, the Raiders could manage only one run…

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Kirby 4-Time All State

Jeff Davis High School senior Ja’Queze Kirby was named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AA South All State Basketball Team, his fourth year claiming the honor. Brice Hobbs of Swainsboro was named Coach of the Year, and Jarden Maze of Washington County and John Whitehead of Glenn Hills garnered AA Players of the…

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