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Jackets roll over Toombs 37-8

Jeff Davis High dominated Toombs County on both offense and defense last Friday in Lyons as the Yellow Jackets won their eighth straight game 37-8. Jeff Davis led 34-8 at intermission and coasted through the second half to the victory. The JD defense held Toombs to minus-6 yards rushing and Aahiyus Allen and Kiyon Dotson…

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Cross Country runs in Jesup

The Jeff Davis High cross country squads traveled to Wayne County for a 15 team meet Oct. 14. The Wayne County meets are always competitive and fast as teams are prepping for the championship part of the season many of the runners will see either season best or personal record times on this fast and…

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Lady Jackets breeze by Putnam

Kelsey Parlor pitched a no-hitter and pitchers Jaci Underwood and Maeleigh Bruns combined for a 1-hit shutout as Jeff Davis High’s softball team swept Putnam County 13-0, 16-0 in the opening round of the GHSA state playoffs. And the Lady Jacket bats were hot as they banged out 27 hits — 10 for extra bases…

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All 2-AA softball teams advance

All four Region 2-AA softball playoff teams won their opening best-of-3 series in the 2021 GHSA State Tournament. No. 1 seed Vidalia downed Josey 15-0, 26-0; No. 2 Jeff Davis topped Putnam County 13-0, 16-0; No. 3 Bacon County defeated Jefferson County 6-1, 9-1; and No. 4 Toombs County upset Oglethorpe County 7-2, 3-7, 3-2.…

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Jackets roll over Vidalia 27-6

The members of the 2021 Jeff Davis High football team weren’t even born the last time a Yellow Jacket team beat Vidalia on the football field. That last victory came in 1999, a 40-14 spanking of the Indians. Since that time, the Jackets have a 9-game losing streak to the perennial football powerhouse. That streak…

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Lady Jackets have three close games

Jeff Davis High’s softball team lost two of three games last week, with all three games decided by a single run. The Lady Jackets fell 2-1 to Coffee County in Hazlehurst, topped Berrien County 4-3 in Nashville and dropped a 6-5 decision to Bacon County in Hazlehurst. Coffee scored a pair of unearned runs in…

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Cross Country goes to Cochran

The Jeff Davis Cross Country programs traveled to Cochran Oct. 7 for the 30th Annual Bleckley County Invitational. All four teams placed in the Top 5 and brought home trophies as well as many of the runners finished in the Top 25 and received a medal. The MS Boys started the day off with a…

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Jackets roll over Bacon 52-0

Jeff Davis High made short work of Bacon County Friday night in Alma as the Jackets jumped out to a 42-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 52-0 win. That upped the Jackets’ record to 6-0 and Bacon fell to 0-5. The offensive load was spread out over multiple players as starters Aahiyus Allen and…

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Lady Jackets improve to 20-4

Jeff Davis High’s softball team went on the road for three games last week, topping Swainsboro 11-3 in five innings, downing Bacon County 10-0 in five innings, and blanking Toombs County 6-0. The wins left the Lady Jackets with a 20-4 overall record and an 12-2 region mark. Swainsboro jumped on starting pitcher Maeleigh Burns…

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