Friday saw the return of high school football to the state of Georgia, and much of the rest of the country. Several Bulldog commits and prospects were in action and showed exactly why they've garnered so much recruiting attention.
Tarheel state tight end commit Garrett Walston snagged 6 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Rabun County receiver and fellow commitment Charlie Woerner's team fell 19-7 to Jefferson (which got 260 yards on the ground from sophomore back Colby Wood). Woerner had a frustrating night, dropping some passes and finishing with a relatively pedestrian 46 yards on 5 catches.
WR target Kyle Davis took his first touch of the season 34 yards for a touchdown, intercepted a pass on a fake punt, and finished the night with 3 catches for 70 yards. However it was junior Jamyest Williams (also offered by the Bulldogs) who really lit up the North Paulding defense, rushing for 164 yards on 15 carries and notching 5 touchdowns.
McEachern pounded Tucker 50-14 behind 2017 Bulldog QB commit Bailey Hockman. While Hockman and Bulldog wide receiver recruit Tyler Simmons are expected to light up the scoreboard this season, it was actually McEachern’s rushing attack which put this one away by halftime (at which the team from Powder Springs held a 48-7 lead), after which the reserves came in. The second half was played with a running clock. As a result, Hockman’s stat line (5 of 12 passing for 101 yards and a touchdown, along with one touchdown on the ground) looks pretty pedestrian. McEachern is off this week but plays perennial pwer and current AAAA No. 1 Buford next week in what should be a stiff test for the Indians.
OLB/DE recruit Chauncey Manac caught a 24 yard touchdown pass and was part of a Clinch County unit that held Calhoun County to only 4 yards of offense in a 53-0 beatdown that ended due to lightning after three quarters.
Next week should see a few more Bulldog targets in action, as teams in Florida begin their season. What can I say? It's the most wonderful time of the year. Until later...