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In just three seasons, coach Kimberly Mixon has molded her team into a threat in AAA. With a second straight trip to the state tournament under her belt, Mixon said she’s starting to see her program look and play the way she wants it to.
Week 8 of the football season is upon us and several Clayton County teams will take part in crucial sub-region contests.
Riverdale, Mundy’s Mill and Lovejoy all earned key region victories in Week 7 of the football season. Meanwhile, Drew couldn’t stop a vaunted Starr’s Mill running game while Morrow and Mount Zion struggled offensively once again.
Jonesboro topped Morrow in three straight sets to claim its 15th Clayton County Volleyball Championship in 16 years Saturday at Jonesboro High School.
Hylton and Crutchfield combine for 180 rushing yards
Crutchfield led all rushers with 144 yards and two touchdowns. Hylton ran for 45 yards and a touchdown and also added a punt return for a touchdown.
The Lovejoy Wildcats got back on track against Rockdale County with a 22-0 victory Friday night at Tara Stadium.
Titans allow 467 rushing yards in loss
Costly mistakes and an inability to stop the run cost Drew (3-2) in a 43-25 loss to Starr’s Mill Friday night at Southern Crescent Stadium.
Behind a dominating defensive effort, Riverdale topped Pike County 35-0 to improve to 4-2 on the season.
On the gridiron, Eddie White and Sequoyah continued their perfect seasons with hard-fought wins over Lovejoy and Morrow respectively. In volleyball, Morrow remained undefeated in a match-up of unbeaten teams against Sequoyah. Sequoyah’s loss was its first in over three seasons.
Clayton State men’s soccer players Avery Shepard and Viltsu Tuumi were named PBC offensive player and goalkeeper of the week, respectively.
Riverdale defensive end Chidi Okonya will play in the 2016 Simper Fidelis All-American Bowl this winter.
While three Clayton County teams enjoy byes this week, the rest of the local squads will be in action. Here’s what to look for in Week 7.
Elsewhere, Drew, Riverdale and North Clayton enjoyed wins, while Mundy’s Mill and Lovejoy fell to talented opposition.
JaQuana Williams leaving lasting legacy on North Clayton athletics
In addition to playing basketball and volleyball, Williams is the football team’s statistician and runs the school’s athletic-based Twitter page.
But after a soft start to the schedule, Drew is preparing for its toughest stretch of the season. The Titans will take on Starr’s Mill (4-0), Mundy’s Mill (3-2) and Northgate (5-0) all in October
Lovejoy fell 31-4 to Mays in a AAAAAA non-region game Friday night at Twelve Oaks Stadium.
Sequoyah Middle in the midst of a fourth straight undefeated volleyball eason
While most eyes are fixated on athletics at the high school level, Sequoyah has accomplished the stunning feat of being undefeated and winning the Clayton County volleyball championship in three consecutive seasons.
The Jonesboro Cardinals improved to 5-1 (3-1) with a key 13-7 victory over region rival Griffin Friday night at Tara Stadium.
Williams caught three passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
The unfavorable conditions significantly affected both teams throughout the game. Each team committed penalties, bobbled snaps and turned the ball over as it rained consistently from the start of the game to the final buzzer.