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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

    It’s always great to come up with big fourth quarter catches for your team.
    It’s even better when you’re making those catches while playing defense.
    Over the last two weeks, Statesboro’s Jacob Schofill has been serving as the figurative nail-in-the-coffin for Blue Devils opponents. With SHS leading, but Tattnall County rallying late two weeks ago, it was Schofill who stepped in front of a pass and returned it 99 yards to break open a 28-0 victory.
    Last week, Schofill swung the momentum of the game by intercepting Burke County’s Donquell Green on the final play of the third quarter before picking off two more passes in the final period of the Devils’ huge 21-7 win.
    “I definitely like being able to make big plays to change the game,” Schofill said. “Our defense has been playing well and I’ve been in position to get to the ball. As long as the ball keeps getting thrown towards me, I’ll keep going for it.”
    The only thing more dangerous than throwing a ball near Schofill is to complete passes in front of him.
    Schofill isn’t the biggest player on the field, but has no issue with dealing out big hits on receivers coming over the middle.

    Two years ago, Haley Mock found herself in a strange position.
    After starting for Screven County early in her high school career, Mock transferred to Bulloch Academy and found herself on the bench.
    “It was definitely a big change,” Mock said. “I had to adjust to new teammates and new coaches, but I know that I’m better for it.”
    Now a long ways from fighting for playing time, Mock is now leading the Lady Gators down the stretch for another run through the postseason.
    With two region games remaining and a No. 2 seed for the region tournament in sight, Mock and her teammates are ready to roll.
    “We’ve been getting better throughout the year,” Mock said. “We struggled a little bit early on, but we’re healthier now and we know what it takes to win playoff games.”
    Mock’s bat will be a big factor in how far the Gators go. She is making the most of her final season, leading Bulloch Academy in batting average (.364), slugging percentage (.443), hits (32), and runs batted in (24).

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