Newton defense helps spark region win over Greenbrier

EVANS - The Rams' football team picked off Greenbrier three times to stop the Wolfpack from scoring in their 28-14 win Friday.

"We were up and down defensively," Newton coach Nick Collins said. "But Bart Lindsey had two interceptions and Demeterius McCray had an interception."

Greenbrier (1-6 overall, 0-4 Region 2-AAAAA) caught Newton (3-4, 2-2) off guard to start the game getting the onside kick.

The Wolf Pack drove the ball down field scoring on a pass play to make it 7-0.

However, the Rams did not panic as DJ Hill helped take the ball down field carrying the ball nine time in their 76-yard drive.

Hill finished the drive with a touchdown before McCray put the Rams in the lead running the ball into the end zone for a 2-point conversion.

Newton learned from its first possession as it repeated the process in its second possession with another long scoring drive.

In that second drive, Hill carried the ball seven times while Quinton Pooler had four carries. Hill scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard run.

"Our third touchdown was another long drive and Quinton scored on a 4-yard run," Collins said.

McCray capped their final drive with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Bart Lindsey.

Tigers blank Ola 41-0

McDONOUGH - Malachi Outlaw set a school record rushing for 288 yards as the Alcovy Tigers shutout the Ola Mustangs 41-0 Friday.

On his way to his school-record performance, Outlaw put the ball into the end zone two times.

Also scoring twice was Rod Tolen with freshmen Devon Edwards and Tre Sorrells scoring once.

"We were hitting on all cylinders. We talk about getting better every week and we played a pretty good game," Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffmann said.

"One of the down parts was that we had two fumbles, but it could've been the conditions, too."

The Tigers improved their record to 4-3 for the season but more importantly they are 3-3 in Region 4-AAAA play.

"Right now the playoff picture is still up for grabs for six or seven teams," Hoffmann said. "What we have to do is focus and get ready for the next game.