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Berry College Vikings defeat Hendrix 27-9. Game release: The No. 7 Berry College football team collected six sacks and allowed just 32 rushing yards to preserve its unbeaten record on Saturday, defeating previously undefeated Hendrix College 27-9. The Vikings improve to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play. The victory is also Berry’s 20th-straight at home. Hendrix fell to 4-1 and 2-1 in league play. Berry opened scoring in the first quarter with a 24-yard Trey Gregory field goal and a 36-yard touchdown from Mason Kinsey to hold a 10-0 lead after the opening period. Sandy Burks hit a 24-yard field goal to put the Warriors on the board in the second quarter, but on the ensuing kickoff, Mason Kinsey took the return 97-yards for a score to set a program record for longest kickoff return. Burks added another field goal as the Vikings led 17-6 at halftime. Trey Gregory hit a 49-yard field goal to put Berry up 20-6, but Burks answered with his third of the game before the end of the quarter to make it 20-9 heading into the fourth. On the Warriors’ first possession of the fourth quarter, Burks had a field goal blocked by Jordan Wilson, which set up a touchdown drive for the Vikings to secure the 27-9 win. The Vikings return to action on Oct. 19 at Birmingham-Southern. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m.
Shorter blanked on the road at West Alabama, 41-0. Game release: On Saturday afternoon, Shorter (0-6, 0-4 Gulf South Conference) once again struggled to get the offense going against Gulf South Conference opponent West Alabama (4-2, 1-2 Gulf South), falling by a score of 41-0. Shorter showed glimpses of success throughout the afternoon, but were often unable to string together substantial drives. Nehemiah Reddish intercepted a West Alabama pass near the goal line late in the first half to take away a scoring threat. Shorter’s quarterbacks combined for 20 completions on the afternoon. Tupac Lanier, Kameron King, Christian Da-Silva, and Andrew Warren each hauled in at least three receptions. Lanier also added 48 rushing yards on 13 carries. Jeffery Brewer Jr. led Shorter’s defense with eight tackles, which Xavier Robinson and Bruce Guyton Jr. each added five of their own. Robinson and Dejon Walden each added a sack for the Hawks. In addition to the pair of sacks, TyShawn Jackson added a tackle for a loss. Justice Ezeokonkwo broke up a pair of passes in the Shorter secondary. Brett Bardenwerper continued his impressive season punting the football, averaging 41.2 yards per punt on five attempts, including pinning one at the three-yard line.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
From Coosa High: The Coosa Lady Eagles are Area Champions for the sixth year in a row! Kasey Thacker was named Area Player of the Year, and Sarah, Makayla, Brinley, and Jordan were chosen for the All-Area Team! Playoffs begin next Saturday at CHS!
Pepperell High School finished in second place, Model finished third. Other area schools that qualified for state volleyball playoff in their region/class including Armuchee, Unity Christian School, Cartersville, Calhoun, Adairsville, Sonoraville, Chattooga and Gordon Central.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
- Later today: Latest high school football rankings.
- Monday: John McClellan new picks for this week.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL
- Rome Middle 6th grade beats Pope, 32-0.
- Rome Middle 7th grade beats Pope, 54-20.
- Rome Middle 8th grade beats Pope, 40-0.
LOCAL. STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
- Berry College Vikings: Berry tops Hendrix, 27-9. Next: At Birmingham-Southern, 7 p.m. Vikings / Watch it live
- Shorter Hawks. Shorter falls at West Alabama, 41-0. Next: At home vs. North Greenville for Homecoming, 1 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Hawks
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fall at Duke, 41-23. Next: At Miami, TBA. Jackets
- Georgia Bulldogs. Lost in OT to South Carolina, 20-17. Next: At home vs. Kentucky, TBA. Bulldogs
ATLANTA UNITED: Next up: Playoffs on Oct. 19 at MBS. ATLUTD
- Rome Braves’ 2020 season schedule; open at home with seven-game stretch on April 9. 2020
- Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive / Click here to see the 2019 season’s galleries.