Area Sports

Coppedge has top ten finish

The Piedmont men’s and women’s swimming programs concluded competition at the Emmanuel Mid-Season Invite in Franklin Springs Nov. 15, with both teams coming in fourth place. Competing against Division II (Emmanuel, Montevallo) and NAIA (Brenau, Point) opponents, the Lions delivered a combined team score of 919 points, good for third out of the five teams…

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Waterfowl season opens Nov. 21

With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. 21, duck hunters can get to picking their favorite wetland location, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “There is only one change in the waterfowl hunting regulations this year,” said WRD state waterfowl biologist Greg Balkcom.  “The bag limit for scaup has…

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Yellow Jackets win Homecoming 42-21

Jeff Davis High’s 42-21 Homecoming win over East Laurens last Friday night wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate. The Jackets raced to a 35-0 halftime lead, returned the second half kickoff for a TD and a 42-0 lead, and then JD Head Coach Lance Helton chose to give his younger players some…

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Jackets down Swainsboro 15-7

Friday night’s 15-7 Jeff Davis victory over Swainsboro on the Tigers’ home turf was a defensive battle from beginning to end with the Yellow Jacket defensive unit prevailing. Jeff Davis spotted the Tigers to a 7-0 first quarter lead and then shut them out for the remainder of the game while scoring two touchdowns and…

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XC teams do well at state meet

  The Yellow Jacket Cross Country teams braved the cold and wet weather, as well as the tough Carrollton course to finish off another great season. As the teams arrived at the course, the light mist turned to a drzzle and then while the teams began warming up the weather worsened and turned to a…

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Jackets upend 7th ranked Toombs

Jeff Davis High School upset 7th ranked Toombs County 35-13 last Friday in Hazlehurst. The Yellow Jacket defense held the Bulldogs in check most of the evening and limited the visitors to one first down in the first half. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Toombs was able to mount a sustained drive. The…

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Lady Jackets fall to Lovett

Jeff Davis High’s softball season came to an end last Tuesday as the Lady Jackets lost two of three games to the Lovett Lions in the Elite Eight of the 2020 GHSA Class AA softball tournament. JD finished the season with a 28-8 record. Lovett went on to post a 27-5 record finishing the season…

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Cross country teams win region titles

Jeff Davis High School hosted the 2020 Region 2-AA cross country championship meet lat week at the middle school In the boys race Jeff Davis and Vidalia teams paced the group as the first 10 finishers were from those 2 teams. Pierce Parlor and Briley Reyes led the entire race until Michael Blount (Vidalia) made…

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Vidalia hands Jackets first loss

Vidalia High School junior quarterback Bryce Davis proved to be too much for Jeff Davis High School’s football team Friday night in Vidalia as the Indians rolled to a 42-18 win over previous unbeaten Yellow Jackets. JD fell to 5-1 and 1-1 in Region 2 AA while the Indians improved to 3-2 and 1-0. The…

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Lady Jackets sweep Oglethorpe

Jeff Davis High School pitching allowed only three hits over two games as the Lady Jackets swept Oglethorpe County 8-0, 8-0, in the second round of the state playoffs. Senior Kesleigh Poe pitched a three hitter over 6 2/3 innings in the opener and Sophomore Kelsey Parlor threw a no-hitter in the nightcap. The games…

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