Playing their most inspired football in weeks, the Lamar County Trojans defeated the Manchester Blue Devils 28-27 Friday night at Trojan Field to clinch second place in Region 5AA.
The win means Lamar County will host a first round playoff game at Trojan Field next week. Their opponent will be the North Oconee Titans from Bogart. The Titans opened the season with seven straight wins but lost their last three, including a loss Friday night to Fannin County 17-7. They are the third place team from Region 8AA. The Titans are averaging 26 ppg and giving up only 11 ppg.
A win over North Oconee would propel the Trojans to a second round game on the road at Calhoun provided the undefeated Yellow Jackets get past 6-4 Avondale in the first round of postseason play. Calhoun's go to guy is five star, division 1 recruit Da'Rick Rogers who is committed to UGA.
Scoring from tonight's game went like this...
8:40 1st quarter. Lamar 7-0. Mike Bloodser 36-yard TD pass to Desmond Foster. Daniel Huggins PAT.
5:57 2nd quarter. Lamar 7-7. Manchester 24-yard TD run. PAT good.
Griffin police officer Chad Moxon, a Lamar County resident, has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who kidnapped and killed his partner Jimi.
Jimi was a well trained K-9 officer with the Griffin PD.
********************** UPDATE: $5000 added to reward....
There has been an addition reward offered by The Atlanta Humane Society of $5,000.00 for any valid tip leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Griffin Police Department K-9 “Jimi”. This is funded by the Holland M. Ware Charitable Fund.
The Lamar County Middle School Trojans defeated the Carver Road Eagles Wednesday 20-6 to take the Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League football championship. The game was played at Memorial Stadium in Griffin.
The Trojans started strong as Lance Austin returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown. Lamar's attempt at a two-point conversion failed and the Trojans led 6-0.
Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, Milner police chief Jake Sutton was able to arrest an alleged burglar within minutes of his having broken into Greater Spring Hill Baptist Church at 117 Locust Street Monday.
Voters in Barnesville wards four and five go to the polls today, Nov. 3, to choose their city councilmen for the next four years. The polling place at the Barnesville Civic Center is open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Check back here tonight for up to the minute election results.