FOOTBALL ACCOLADES ROLL IN:
The All Big Bend Football Team was finally released on Sunday with several county players making appearances.
East Gadsden’s JaJuan Perkins and Munroe’s Myles Edwards were named first team defense, while the Jaguars’ big OL Derrick Kelly was first team offense. Kelly is getting loads of attention, as UF’s Will Muschamp was in town recently to check him out.
West Gadsden’s Antonio Murphy and kicker Israel Grande were 2nd Team – Offense, while Miguel Davis was 2nd Team – Defense.
Named Honorable Mention were Munroe’s Will Harris and Bo Bailey, and West Gadsden’s Octavios Evans, Marquis Brown, Quantrezz Knight, Robert Gordon, and Corey Dixon.
DOWN TO ONE:
Munroe, Tallavana Christian and West Gadsden’s girls’ basketball teams were disposed of in district tournament action last week leaving East Gadsden as the only county team to advance to state series competition.
The Lady Jags upended Florida High in the impartial Seminole gym 48-40 behind the 22-point performance of Dondrea Harris, setting up a showdown with Godby (17-6) for the District 2-4A championship. The Cougars took that one 50-45 sending the Lady Jaguars to Defuniak Springs-Walton (17-10) in first round action against the District 1 winner.
SUTTON HITS BIG NUMBER:
Tallavana Christian’s Ezekiel Sutton scored 43 points in a 77-62 loss to North Florida Christian on Saturday night. NFC’s high scoring guard, Zack McLemore, had 30 himself, as the two sharpshooters accounted for most of the points scored in the gym.
Disappointingly, the Lion team will not be participating in the boys’ 2A District 1 Tournament this week. They did not schedule each team in the district the required two games to be eligible for state series competition. Their season, and Sutton’s fine career, ended with the NFC loss.
WEST WINS WILD ONE:
East and West Gadsden’s boys’ teams met at Shanks Middle School’s gym on Saturday night for a last game tune-up before district play. East Gadsden stuttered out of the gate and West Gadsden kept the gate closed the next three quarters to leave Quincy with a 65-55 win. Devonte Gibson hit for 16 and
Arlis Kenon 15 to lead the Panthers in scoring. John Fain matched Gibson’s 16 points and Nicholas Byrd added 14 points for East Gadsden. West Gadsden moved to 16-4 on the season.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? ” –Dave Barry, humorist.