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Not A Bad Week For Dawgs

Not A Bad  Week For  Dawgs Not A Bad  Week For  Dawgs


All you had to do was watch Georgia’s rising sophomore tight end run over and through the Bulldog’s secondary; and you sort of knew nothing could ruin Kirby Smart’s Saturday. Talk about a weapon. Darnell Washington, the 6’7”, 280-pound tight end is only going to get bigger, stronger, and faster. He already does a pretty good job of catching the ball.

The only thing more offensive minded than the Bulldog offense was the Big “Maroon and Gold” machine of a baseball team that has wrecked every team in its path on its way to a Region 2-AA championship. More on that later.

The Bulldogs, both first and second team offenses, managed to put 51 points on the board in Athens last Saturday; and the defense didn’t look bad either.

When you think about all of the players who didn’t play on Saturday, then the sky is the limit for this team.

The Bulldogs have obviously found a field general in J.T. Daniels, the former SC Trojan who proved last year that this team would be his. Daniels is certainly impressive; and he throws a ball that is more than catchable.

One surprise to me was the performance of Carson Beck. Beck will be Georgia’s second team QB.

Statistically, he wasn’t far behind Daniels, who completed 28-of-41 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns. Beck completed 22-of-31 for 236 yards and 2 TD’s.

Another surpise was Adonai Mitchell, who caught 7 of Daniels’ aerials for 105 yards and a TD.

The whole receiving corps looked good when you consider that the Bulldogs were playing without injured returnees George Pickens, Jermaine Burton, and Dominick Blaylock. Pickens will be out for most of the year at least, but Blaylock and Burton will both play a lot.

Burton, who was only a freshman last season, has the speed to beat almost anybody deep. Now, having Mitchell in the rotation will only make him more of a threat.

Add the 6’7” monstrous Washington and fellow tight ends Brock Bowers, only 6’4” and 230, and John Fitzpatrick, also a hefty 6’7”, and 250, and the Bulldogs will be more than formidible at the receiver positions.

Defensively, Georgia has some work to do in the secondary; but all of the players are extremely talented. With players like Nolan Smith, Robert Beal, and Travon Walker putting the pressure on from the outside and interior linemen Jordan Davis, 6’6”, 340, Devante Wyatt, 6’3”, 315, and Jalen Carter, 6’3”, 310, Georgia should bring plenty of pressure from all over the field.

This will be an impressive Bulldog football team, maybe Kirby Smart’s best so far. Remember, these Bulldogs will open up against Clemson in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4.

Vidalia Chalking Up Big Numbers Vidalia’s baseball team clinched the Region 2-AA championship and won their 20th game against only 4 losses last continued from page

week. These Indians have completely outclassed all of their competition in the region, winning all of their region games by scoring 132 games and allowing only 23 in 4- three game series. Vidalia has one series left against a region opponent. They’ll visit Alma for the first-of-three against a good Bacon County Red Raider team. The Alma team is 12-9 and will definitely pose a threat to end the Indians’ unbeaten region record.

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