MACON, Ga. — The light rain falling at the start of Friday’s GISA AA state championship between the Gatewood Gators and Briarwood Buccaneers did nothing to stop the defending champ Gators from flooding the scoreboard early.

Sixteen 14U American Youth Football (AYF) teams will do battle next week for the association’s 2019 National Championship. No Baldwin County team will make the trip down to Kissimmee, Florida, but one local coach has been given the honor of heading up a team in the title hunt. 

There are over 5,000 coaches listed in the Georgia High School Football Historians Association (GHSFHA) database, and only about 6.5 percent of them have accomplished what John Milledge Academy head coach JT Wall did Friday night. 

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John Milledge Academy alum and Florida Atlantic University tight end Harrison Bryant is one of three finalists for the 2019 John Mackey Award, the award committee announced Monday. 

ROSWELL, Ga. — Baldwin needed to play a near perfect football game in order to take down two-time defending GHSA 4A state champ Blessed Trinity on the road Friday, but that’s not how it went down.

With two out of three local teams still in the mix, football season is still rolling along in Milledgeville-Baldwin County. Here’s how some area schools did in their first-round matchups as well as what’s next for them moving forward.

Here’s a cool little piece of trivia brought to you courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Football Historians Association. Since launching the program nearly 50 years ago, John Milledge Academy football has faced 63 different opponents. Of that lengthy list of foes, the Trojans have b…

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John Milledge Class of 2016 alum and Florida Atlantic University senior Harrison Bryant has been selected as one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, an annual honor bestowed upon college football’s most outstanding tight end. Finalists will be named on Nov. 25, and the 2019 win…

The 2019 high school football postseason is set to begin in stadiums around the state Friday night. Some teams, like the 10-0 John Milledge Academy Trojans, have earned the right to sit the first round out with a bye and await their opponent in the second round. Others may have a long road t…

GMC women’s soccer (11-8-1) lost in the District Championship game to No. 2-ranked Eastern Florida. While the Bulldogs battled hard, they were not able to overcome the offensive attack of the Titans who boast one of the top offenses in all of NJCAA women’s soccer. 

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. — The GMC Prep football team was hoping to close out 2019 on a high note Friday as it was paired up against what had been a winless Twiggs County squad for region crossover week.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After securing a comfortable win over Frederica last week in a rematch of the 2018 GISA AAA state championship game, JMA had a bit more business to take care of in the regular season — a perfect record and the Region 4-AAA championship. They accomplished that pretty easily Friday.

What has arguably been the most successful season in the history of the Georgia Military College cross country program came to a fitting conclusion Nov. 2 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.  The NJCAA Division III National Championships were hosted by Holyoke Community College for the third…

EATONTON, Ga. — A lot has been happening over the past two weeks with Lake Country United FC (LCUFC).  The club has been very busy with four of its teams.  On Oct. 26, the club honored the military with a free event that featured four soccer matches played in Eatonton.  A little over 400 spe…

“Traumatized” was the word used by John Milledge senior Justin Aldridge this preseason when asked to describe the team’s feelings when the Trojans trailed Frederica Academy 28-0 midway through the 2018 GISA AAA state football championship. 

Only a couple games remain in the 2019 football regular season for most teams. Here’s a look at how some of the programs outside Baldwin County are looking with the postseason approaching. 

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Entering Saturday’s home bout with Arkansas Baptist College GMC head coach Bert Williams was a little worried about the Buffaloes’ ability to put a lot of points on the board.

The John Milledge football team left Bethlehem Christian Academy in the dust Friday night, winning by a final score of 51-0. The lopsided victory sets the Trojans’ record at an undefeated 8-0 on the season. 

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Mrs. Jeanette Browning Chambers, 94, passed away on Nov. 28, 2019. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Carmoney officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral…

Archie Dupree Calvert, 82, walked into the golden gates of Heaven on Dec.1, 2019 into the arms of his beloved wife, Lois T. Calvert. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the chapel of Couey-Reece-Stanley Funeral Home with burial to follow in Ramah Cemetery. Mr. Calver…

Shellie Smith Polimeni, 46, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1st at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Pickard officiating. Burial followed at Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Shellie was born in Decatur and lived in St. Mountain…

Mr. Charles Lawson "Chuck" Ricks, II of Ivey passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at noon in Lakeside United Methodist Church in Brunswick, Georgia with Dr. Dennis Stalvey officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery in B…