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The matchup of two teams that came into the season with a lot of young talent and high expectations and that lived up to their billing in their season openers take top billing in Week 5 of the prep football season.
Beulah High School suspended football practice for two weeks on Wednesday morning after a Bobcats player tested positive for coronavirus. The suspension means they were forced to cancel their first three scheduled games of the 2020 season.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets found out they will open the 2020 football season on the road at Florida State on September 12 when the Atlantic Coast Conference revealed its 2020 football schedule on Thursday morning, the first of the college conferences to release their full revised plan.
The Southeastern Conference adjusted the dates for fall training camps for SEC schools on Tuesday.The new official start date for full team practices was pushed back ten days, from Saturday to Monday, August 17.
Former Columbus High Blue Devil Jordan Weems finally reached the top after six years working his way up the minor league ladder. The 27-year old fireballer made his debut on Tuesday night in Oakland with three innings of work for the Athletics versus the Colorado Rockies.
The Lanett Panthers have been one of the area’s dominant football programs the past four seasons. The Panthers have racked up a 50-5 record in that time with three region titles and two state championships.
Football season is getting closer and closer, and for the area prep teams that got a late start on pre-season preparations, every single day counts. The Jordan Red Jackets got their chance to begin voluntary summer workouts on Monday.
Andrew Oropeza took over the Northside football program over the winter, but with the cancellation of spring practice and then school getting scrubbed, he didn’t get a chance to actually get on the field with his guys until this week. But, he says, the delay isn’t that big of a problem.
This is the week prep football programs in Muscogee County have been waiting for. The school district gave the go-ahead and they've all gone ahead with vengeance, starting up voluntary workouts in advance of fall training camp. No one was more anxious to get started than the Carver Tigers.
Monday morning was a busy time for Hardaway Hawks head football coach Michael Woolridge. It was temperature taking time and questionnaire collecting time and introduction time for the first voluntary workout of the summer.
Back in March, Jordan Weems was making his mark as a non-roster invitee to Oakland's spring training. He had a legit shot at earning a spot in the A's big league bullpen until things got crazy with the pandemic.
It was something a little different on Thursday afternoon at Hale Field in Columbus -- not a baseball game, but something a little bigger, as a trio of Calvary Christian Knights made it official, signing college baseball scholarship offers.
Everybody is playing catch-up these days thanks to the pandemic shutdown, but the Smiths Station Panthers are enjoying playing catch-up a whole lot more than they were enjoying waiting for the restart.
Most area prep football programs haven’t just greeted the re-opening of on-campus workouts with open arms, they’ve pretty much attacked it with everything they have. That’s certainly the deal down in Seale.
Surrounded by family and friends -- at a distance -- Carver senior guard Diamond McGilberry made it official on Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship offer to play basketball at Savannah State University with an eye toward a career in nursing.