By Doug Gorman
Georgia Tech sophomore and former Jonesboro standout Jamal Lewis is getting more playing time each week for the undefeated Yellow Jackets from his defensive back position.
In Saturday's game against North Carolina, Lewis had a key interception late in the contest to help sqelch the Tar Heels' possible go-ahead touchdown drive.
Lewis got a little help on the play from fellow Jonesboro High School graduate Darrell Robertson, who put pressure on North Carolina quarterback Matt Baker, forcing the interception.
Georgia Tech went on to defeat the Tar Heels 27-21 to improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC.
Lewis finished the game with two interceptions. Robertson had two tackles.
Sophomore running back Tashard Choice carried the ball twice for the Yellow Jackets and finished with seven yards
Shockley helps keep Bulldogs unbeaten : It wasn't as easy as the first week, but former North Clayton quarterback D.J. Shockley led the Georgia Bulldogs to their second straight victory.
This time in a 17-15 decision against South Carolina in the SEC opener for both teams.
Shockley overcame being intercepted twice by the Gamecocks' defense en route to the win.
The redshirt senior rushed for one TD en route to the team's second straight win with Shockley as the starter.
Freshman steps up big: Apparently little has changed for Jonesboro graduate Rockly Lee.
As a standout defensive specialist with the Cardinals, Lee had a way of causing problems with opposing offenses.
Just two games into his college career at Savannah State University, Lee is adjusting just fine to the speed of the college game.
Saturday night in his team's 41-17 loss to Elon University, Lee led Savannah State with 14 tackles. He also leads the team with 23 for the season.
Wright leads SoCon in punting: Former Eagle's Landing punter Jonathan Wright continues to put plenty of leg into his punts for the UT-Chattanooga football team.
Wright, who led the SoCon in punting after the first week, should do so again when statistics are released this week.
In Saturday's game against Jacksonville State, Wright punted four times for 146 yards and an average of 36.5 yards. He had a game long of 45.