Meet Jamalcolm Morgan.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound sophomore had a breakout performance last Friday night as he and the Tigers beats Jenkins County 14-0 at Bell Memorial Stadium.
Morgan was given the ball 33 times out of the 49 offensive plays CHS ran. He racked up 243 yards on those 33 carries.
“Morgan is a sophomore. He’s a winner. The more you give it to him, the more he wants it,” said Claxton coach Allen Cartwright after Friday’s contest. “He’s just going to be an outstanding back. This was a big game for hime. Maybe this is a little bit of a coming out party for Jamalcolm.”
Morgan has totaled 589 yards on the ground this season.
“As much as anything else, I think the thing that sets him apart is just the type of kid that he is,” said Cartwright. “He does everything right — at practice, at the games, carrying out assignments, blocking — and he’s a winner in the class room.”
Cartwright also compared Morgan to forner Tiger Delvin Diggs, who is now in the Naval Academy’s football program.
“Jamalcolm to me is cut out of the same mold (of Diggs),” said Cartwright. “He’s probably going to be the last one to leave practice, and I think it’s those little things is what sets him part.”
Morgan and the Tigers will continue Region 3-A play Friday when they travel to No. 3 Emanuel County Institute.
When the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets celebrated senior night Tuesday against Screven County everybody knew they were in for a defensive battle. They were right, for the most part.
With the game tied at one in the bottom of the fourth and home-field advantage in the region tournament on the line, senior Jamie Bohannon came up to bat with one out and runners on first and second.
She lined a 1-1 pitch hard down the third base line that made it to the corner in left field that went for a double and an RBI.
She later got a little bit of help from fellow senior DeAnn Lewis, whose two-out RBI single allowed her to cross the plate.
Defensively, Bohannon helped the Jackets from her spot at first base with six putouts.
Bohannon and the rest of the SEB squad will host the region tournament starting on Thursday. After four years of softball, Bohannon will have the chance to bring home a region title on her home diamond.