Locals excel in college action

By Doug Gorman

Here is a look at how some college football players from the Southern Crescent played Saturday:

Georgia: Former North Clayton High School standout D.J. Shockley led the Bulldogs to their third win of the season by completing 13 of 20 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a third en route to the Bulldogs' 44-7 win against Louisiana-Monroe 7. Georgia remained ranked seventh when the AP poll was released on Sunday.

Georgia Tech: Former Lovejoy standout Tashard Choice had his best game since transferring from Oklahoma to Georgia Tech Saturday night as the Jackets beat Connecticut 28-13 to stay unbeaten with a 3-0 record.

Choice rushed for 88 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Jonesboro graduates Jamal Lewis and Darrell Robertson played on the defensive side of the ball for Georgia Tech. Robertson finished with three tackles. Lewis had one tackle as the Yellow Jackets stayed unbeaten. Tech played the game with out junior quarterback Reggie Ball, who was hospitalized on Saturday after becoming ill.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets moved to 15th in the top 25 AP college football poll.

Tech plays its second ACC game next week on the road against Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech, which is quarterbacked by Marcus Vick, the brother of Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick, beat Ohio 45-0 Saturday. The squad has also beat Duke 45-0 last week.

Louisville: Jonesboro High School graduate Harry Douglas is important part of the University of Louisvillle's high powered offense. Saturday afternoon Louisville, which is ranked ninth in the most recent AP football poll, beat Oregon State 66-27. Harry Douglas caught three passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. He also returned two kicks for 56 yards.

Chattanooga: Former Eagle's Landing punter Jonathan Wright punted six times and averaged more than 38 yards per kick Saturday as UT-Chattanooga lost to Memphis 59-14.