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Local Roundup: Screven tops Bleckley

SYLVANIA — Screven County (3-4, 3-2 Region 3AA) defeated Bleckley County 36-27 Friday night in Sylvania. 
    Bleckley scored first, but Screven tied the game in the second quarter when Jeremy Johnson scored. The PAT was missed. Screven took the lead at 2:10 when Rodderick Grace returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown and Johnson made a 2 point conversion. Bleckley returned the kickoff for a touchdown which tied the score at 14.
    With :30 left in the half Johnson scored and Jessica Markovcic got the PAT. The score was 21-14 at half time.
    With 3:43 to go in the 3rd quarter, Davas Reason returned an interception for a touchdown 25 yards. Markovcic got the kick making the score 28-14.
    Bleckley scored back-to-back touchdowns but Bleckley missed a PAT when the center snapped but the holder wasn’t looking leaving Screven ahead 28-27. At 1:17 Screven sewed it up when Aikeem Mingle scored from 21 yards out and Johnson ran in a 2 point conversion.
    Four Screven backs rushed for 60 yards or better. They were Johnson, 23-69; Mingle, 6 -65; Dylan Davis, 13-63; and Grace 10-60.

Herald teams with Athlon sports

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Athlon Sports Communications, Inc. (“Athlon”), the Nashville, TN-based integrated sports media company, announced today that the Statesboro Herald will begin carrying Athlon Sports beginning this month.
    The debut issue of Athlon Sports can be found in the Statesboro Herald on the third Thursday of each month.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Statesboro Herald said Jerry Lyles, Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations for Athlon.  “They are a tremendous asset for us as we launch the largest sports title in the country.”
    Every issue of Athlon Sports will have special features that focus on the personalities of the players, the coaches, and the teams — the real stories behind the athletes.  Special features will cover college football, the NFL, NASCAR, college basketball, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and golf in addition to soccer, hockey, tennis, Indy Car Racing, horse racing and Olympic sports.  Other major areas of content will include youth/amateur sports, Ask Athlon Sports, Exclusive Q&A, Where Are They Now, and Reporter’s Notebook.
    Athlon Sports represents a new stage in Athlon's development as America’s premier sports publisher.  Founded in 1967, Athlon is the leading publisher of sports annuals in the United States.  Through its integrated sports communication programs, Athlon delivers consumer and business-to-business marketing solutions to major corporate clients.  Athlon has offices in Nashville, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Atlanta and distributes its content internationally to 33 countries.

    If you have a score to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (912) 489-9408.