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Local Roundup: Dublin tops SCHS in cross-region play

    DUBLIN — Dublin defeated the Screven County Gamecocks (2-4,2-2 Region 3-AA) 28-7 Friday in Dublin.
  After a scoreless first quarter, The Fighting Irish (6-0, 4-0) scored first with 10:54 remaining in the first half. SCHS fought back at the 4:53 mark when Jeremy Johnson scored a touchdown on a 2-yard run and Jessica Markovcic kicked the tying extra point at the end of an 86-yard, 14-play drive that took over 6 minutes. Dublin took the lead for good 2 minutes later.
  Johnson finished the night with 30 carries for 142 yards.
  The Gamecocks host Bleckley County Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

BA to host SC in softball playoffs
    Bulloch will host Sherwood Christian Academy today in a best two-of-three series in first round of the GISA Class AAA fast-pitch softball playoffs.
    The Lady Gators (16-6) finished second in Region 4-AAA while Sherwood (14-7) was third in Region 3-AAA.
    Game time for the first contest is 10 a.m. while the second game should start around noon. A third game, if necessary, would start at 2 p.m.
    Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. No Bulloch Academy athletic department passes or faculty and staff passes are valid for post-season action. Only GISA passes, GAOA passes and media passes will be allowed.

Bulloch JV blanks TJA
    LOUISVILLE — Andrew Howell scored two touchdowns to lead Bulloch Academy over Thomas Jefferson Academy 30-0 in middle-school football action Thursday.
    Howell scored on an 11-yard jaunt in the first quarter and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Will Rushing in the second quarter.
    Atys Cope had a one-yard plunge for a score in the second quarter. Lanier Olliff converted on two, two-point tries, one on the ground and the other a pass from Rushing as the Gators (4-1) rolled up a 22-0 halftime lead.
    In the third quarter, Rushing had a 23-yard run for a score and Lee Waters blasted in for the two-point conversion to bring the score to its final.
    Howell led the BA rushing attack with 53 yards, Rushing had 49 and Howell had 37.
    Defensively, Hagan had 11 takes while Howell had 10. Joshua Bishop had seven while both Hayden Haynes and Dylan Stuckey had five each.
    Bulloch Academy hosts Robert Toombs Christian Academy for its final regular-season game on October 7.

GSU golf heads to Florida
    The Georgia Southern golf team travels to Tampa, Fla., this weekend for the Gary Koch Intercollegiate.
    The Eagles will be one of 12 teams competing at the par72 7,400-yard Old Memorial Golf Club.
    Auburn and Kentucky serve as the co-hosts of the event, which includes Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina, UNC Greensboro, North Florida, South Florida and Virginia. The field for the Gary Koch Intercollegiate includes strong competition.         Eight of the 12 teams participating received berths in last year’s NCAA Golf Regionals; with Florida State, Georgia Southern, North Florida and Virginia advancing to the NCAA Championships.

Eagles, Mocs set to tip off

    After a brief break from Southern Conference play, the Georgia Southern volleyball team returns to league playing welcoming Chattanooga today.
    First serve is slated for 6 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse.
    Georgia Southern enters the conference matchup carrying an 11-6 overall record and 2-0 league ledger. The Eagles are coming off a 3-0 sweep over non-conference foe South Carolina State on September 28. Bethany Sanford leads the offense with a 3.67 kills per set average. Sophomore setter Kate Van Dyke carries the offense with a 10.36 assists per set average on the season, while junior Ashley Roe leads the defense with a 3.86 digs per set average.
    Chattanooga (4-13, 0-2) is paced by Courtney Barnes with a 2.40 kills per set average. Tess Kosycarz and Bailee Chastain lead the team with 8.09 assists per set and 6.27 assists per set, respectively. Jennifer Kuroski and Chastain pace the defense with 1.84 digs per set and 1.94 digs per set averages, respectively.
    Chattanooga leads the all-time series 23-16 in a rivalry that dates back to 1992.

GSU men open SoCon road slate
    The Georgia Southern Men’s Soccer team will play its first Southern Conference road game of the season on Saturday, October 2 against Appalachian State at 1 p.m. in Boone, N.C.
    The Eagles enter the contest 3-3-1overall and 0-1-0 in the Southern Conference, after falling 2-1 to Furman in overtime at Eagle Field on Wednesday, September 29. Jon Cox scored his team-leading third goal of the season against the Paladins. The senior is tied for fifth in goals in the conference, while the Eagles are tied for third as a team with 13 goals.
    Ryan Platt has been a wall in goal, ranking seventh in NCAA Division I with 6.00 saves per game before the Furman match. Against the Paladins, the junior recorded four saves.

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