Wil­son is Wof­ford’s lead­ing tack­ler in win; Cur­tis catches TD

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS SATURDAY - From staff re­ports

Sev­eral former lo­cal foot­ball stand­outs have gone on to the next level to play col­lege foot­ball and many are mak­ing an im­pact for their teams this sea­son. More than 30 play­ers that grad­u­ated from ei­ther Cal­houn, Gor­don Cen­tral or Sono­rav­ille can be found on col­lege foot­ball ros­ters through­out the na­tion, and sev­eral of those saw ac­tion in their team’s most re­cent game.

Here’s a roundup of the former lo­cal play­ers who ap­peared in the box score and how they did last week:

JIREH WIL­SON Wof­ford, Cal­houn

Wil­son, a sopho­more line­backer, was the Ter­ri­ers’ lead­ing tack­ler with eight to­tal (one solo, seven as­sists) in their 27-24 home vic­tory over Gard­ner-Webb to move to 3-0.

CHANDLER CUR­TIS Mercer, Cal­houn

Cur­tis had three catches for 91 yards and a touch­down, in­clud­ing a long of 49 yards, in Mercer’s 26-23 loss in over­time at East Tennessee State last Satur­day. The se­nior re­ceiver also re­turned two kick­offs for a to­tal of 33 yards.

TAY­LOR LAMB Ap­palachian State, Cal­houn

Lamb threw for 372 yards and two touch­downs on 26-of50 pass­ing in the Moun­taineers’ 20-19 loss at home to Wake For­est. The red­shirt-se­nior quar­ter­back also ran for 14 yards.

KAELAN RI­LEY Mercer, Cal­houn

Ri­ley, a red­shirt-fresh­man, threw for 257 yards on 15-of-22 pass­ing with one touch­down in the Bears’ 26-23 over­time loss at East Tennessee State last Satur­day. The start­ing quar­ter­back also ran for two yards.

KENNY COOPER Ge­or­gia Tech, Sono­rav­ille

Cooper, a sopho­more, started at cen­ter in the Jack­ets’ 35-17 home win over Pitts­burgh in their ACC opener last Satur­day.

TRIS­TAN FULLER Se­wa­nee, Cal­houn

Fuller had four solo tack­les and one as­sist for a to­tal of five in the Tigers’ 17-13 loss at Mill­saps last Satur­day. The ju­nior de­fen­sive line­man also recorded a pass breakup.

TRENT FRIX Ge­or­gia, Cal­houn

Frix, a se­nior, han­dled long-snap­ping du­ties in Ge­or­gia’s 31-3 win over Mis­sis­sippi State in Athens last Satur­day.

SEBASTIAN WILLER Ge­or­gia State, Cal­houn

Willer, a red­shirt-se­nior, got the start at right tackle in the Pan­thers’ 28-0 win at Char­lotte last Satur­day.

NOAH DAVENPORT Lime­stone, Cal­houn

Davenport, a fresh­man, got the start at left guard in the Saints’ their 27-20 loss at North Greenville last Satur­day.

LAN­DON RICE Mis­sis­sippi Gulf Coast, Cal­houn

Rice, a fresh­man tight end, caught two passes for 16 yards in the Bull­dogs’ 48-25 home win over East Cen­tral Com­mu­nity Col­lege last Thurs­day.

HAY­DEN MUR­PHY Berry, Gor­don Cen­tral

Mur­phy, a sopho­more tight end, recorded one solo tackle in the Vik­ings’ 28-14 home win over Cen­tre last Satur­day.

MAR­CUS (MJ) REYNOLDS Lane Col­lege, Gor­don Cen­tral

Reynolds threw for 60 yards on 3-of-7 pass­ing with a touch­down and two in­ter­cep­tions in the Dragons’ 31-7 loss at home to Clark At­lanta last Satur­day. The ju­nior quar­ter­back also rushed for 56 yards on 10 car­ries.

THOMAS LESTER West Ge­or­gia, Cal­houn

Lester, a ju­nior wide re­ceiver, had one catch for 18 yards in the Wolves’ 48-16 home win over Al­bany State last Satur­day.

AUSTIN STOUT Mon­roe Col­lege, Cal­houn

Stout, a fresh­man, started at right guard for the Mus­tangs in their 58-0 win on the road at Thad­deus Stevens Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy last Satur­day.

DJ PRATHER Chat­tanooga, Gor­don Cen­tral

Prather, a se­nior de­fen­sive line­man, par­tic­i­pated but didn’t record any stats in the Mocs’ 63-7 win at Vir­ginia Mil­i­tary In­sti­tute last Satur­day.

NOTE: WILLIAM LONG Penn, Cal­houn

Long, a fresh­man, played of­fen­sive tackle in the Penn JV game against Kean Univer­sity, which was a 48-7 win for the Quakers.

If there is a former lo­cal player get­ting on the field for their col­lege foot­ball team and we left them out, let us know by email­ing afar­rer@ cal­houn­times.com.

JUDY STAPLETON / Mercer Ath­let­ics

Mercer’s Chandler Cur­tis turns to cel­e­brate af­ter catch­ing a touch­down pass dur­ing last Satur­day’s game vs. ETSU.

WOF­FORD COL­LEGE / WG Sport­sPho­tos

Wof­ford’s Jireh Wil­son lines up prior to a play against Gard­nerWebb last Satur­day.

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