Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry wins 34-21 at LaGrange. Shorter drops home opener to Tusculum.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry wins 34-21 at LaGrange. Shorter drops home opener to Tusculum.

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September 1, 2018. Defensive back Justus Edwards tackles a Maryville receiver during their 38-3 win over Maryville. Photo by Matthew McConnell/ Berry College 2018.

Berry Football: The No. 20 Berry College football team earned a hard-fought 34-21 victory over the LaGrange Panthers on Saturday night, improving to 2-0 for the third straight year.


  • The Vikings jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the opening quarter
  • LaGrange answered with just over two minutes remaining in the opening period with a 22-yard strike from Kelly Hall to Austin Sapp.
  • The Panthers pulled to within one point in the second quarter, off a touchdown run from La’Kel hood.
  • Late in the second, Berry was set up with a short field. The Vikings capitalized with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Tate Adcock to Mason Kinsey.
  • The Vikings then sent Kinsey on a rare rushing attempt, which  he took 32-yards for a score. Berry led 27-14.
  • LaGrange answered early in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard touchdown reception from DJ Owens.
  • With the Panthers driving in the fourth, A.M. Harris intercepted Kelly Hall at the LaGrange 47-yard line. Adcock connected with Kinsey again in the corner of the end zone for a 23-yard score, putting the game out of reach 34-21.
  • Berry racked up 480 total yards of offense and held LaGrange to just four yards on the ground.
  • The Vikings also forced four takeaways.


  • Tate Adcock: 14-20, 176 YDS, 4 TDs
  • CJ Stone: 10 ATT, 72 YDS
  • Joey Connors: 105 TOT YDS, TD
  • Mason Kinsey: 6 REC, 54 YDS, 2 TDs
  • Mark Sommerville: 5 TKL, INT
  • Bryson Lamboy: 5 TKL, SACK


  • Adcock’s four touchdown passes are the most by a Berry quarterback since Dale Jackson in 2014.
  • Berry’s 270 rushing yards are the most since Oct. 7 of last season when Berry rushed for 296 against Sewanee.


  • Berry will open Southern Athletic Association (SAA) competition next Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rhodes. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. Schedule
Another tough loss for Shorter Hawks today in their home opener against Tusculum. (Shorter photo)


The Shorter Hawks dropped their home opener Saturday, falling 61-14 to Tusculum College. The Hawks are now 0-2 on the season. Score recap  Next: At West Florida, 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Season schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia stomps South Carolina, 41-17. Next Saturday: Georgia hosts Middle Tennessee, 7:15 p.m., ESPN2. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets lost 49-38 at South Florida. Next Saturday: Tech at Pitt, 12:30 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule




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