Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

After a successful season in which the Newton County football team made the state playoffs and had a winning record for the first time since 2003, five players will advance to play at the next level. Heading to play in college are, from left, Justice Ejike (Georgia Southern), Torrian Hunte (Albany State), Bart Lindsey (Robert Morris), Sherton Hutchins and Anthony Johnson (Kentucky Christian). See Sports, page 12A, for complete coverage.