Area Sports

Lady Jackets win 2 of 3.

Jeff Davis High School’s softball team split a pair of games last week, falling 5-2 to Brantley County in a non-region game Monday in Nahunta and rolling over Toombs County 18-0 Wednesday in Lyons. Monday, the Lady Jackets hosted Metter and came away with a 13-1, 4-inning win. The games left the Lady Jackets with…

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Jackets down Brantley 34-22 to move to 4-0

Jeff Davis High’s football team showed it could come from behind as they maintained their poise despite trailing twice to the Brantley County Herons. The result was a 34-22 win to move Coach Lance Helton’s Jackets to a 4-0 record. The Jackets’ offensive line, consisting of guards Chaston Googe, Ty Padgett and Mitchell Jones, tackles…

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Softball Team Sweeps Wayne County

Jeff Davis High’s softball teams took a pair of wins over Wayne County Wednesday in a jayvee-varsity doubleheader. The junior varsity won 10-1 in six innings and the varsity took a 9-4 victory. In the Jayvee game, Cara Edwards led the offense, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Serenity Carter tripled, singled and drove in three…

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Lady Jackets rout Bryan County

Jeff Davis High’s softball team took a pair of 15-0, 3-inning victories over Bryan County last Thursday in Hazlehurst as they rebounded from a 5-1 loss to Bacon County Tuesday in Hazlehurst. In the Lady Jackets’ softball tournament over the weekend, Jeff Davis fell 9-5 to Pinewood Christian as errors led to seven unearned runs…

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Jackets nip Knights in O.T.

Last Friday night’s Jeff Davis-Windsor Forest football game will go down as one of the most exciting in Yellow Jacket history. The game was tied four times before the homestanding Yellow Jackets escaped with a 41-40 overtime victory. Jeff Davis jumped out to a 13-0 lead only to see the Knights tie the game at…

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Yellow Jacket overtimes

Jeff Davis High School’s football team hasn’t played many overtime games over the years. Before last Friday’s 41-40 overtime win over Windsor Forest, the last time the Jackets went into extra periods was in 2015 when the lost 14-7 to Bryan County. The year before, they also lost in overtime to Bryan County 27-21. It…

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Lady Jackets win four straight

Jeff Davis High’s softball team has turned around a lackluster 2-3 start into a 6-3 record with a 4-game win streak last week. They started the streak Tuesday with 17-0 and 13-0 spankings of St. Vincent’s Academy in a Savannah doubleheader. Wednesday, they defeated Telfair 5-3 to improve to 5-3 and Thursday topped Vidalia 6-3…

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Jackets Top Glenn Hills 35-6

Jeff Davis High got its football season off on the right foot in Augusta Friday night as the Yellow Jackets took a 35-6 victory over Glenn Hills in a non-region game. The game was never seriously in doubt as the Jacket down linemen controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The…

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Lady Jackets Win 2 of 3

Jeff Davis High’s softball team won two of three games last week to move its record to 2-3. The Lady Jackets routed Toombs County Thursday in Hazlehurst 12-0 in four innings, moving their Region 2-AA record to 1-1. And they split a pair of non-region games Saturday in Hazlehurst, falling 3-1 to Jones County and…

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Cross Country Teams Sweep Winnersville Classic

The Jeff Davis High and Middle schools cross country teams dominated the Winnersville Cross Country Classic Saturday in Valdosta as both the girls and boys teams from both school won their events. The highlight of the meet was the middle school girls team scoring a perfect score of 15 by finishing with the first five…

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