Monday, September 23, 2019

Week 5 Football Review: #9 Swainsboro topped #6 Washington County, local 2A region play heats up on the Georgia side, and class 1A is underway in SC and GA

Cedric (7) and Fredrick (8) Seabrough combined for 11 receptions, 193 yards and 2 touchdowns Friday.

In a battle between top 10 (in Georgia's class 2A) teams, Swainsboro overwhelmed Washington County with a balanced offensive attack and a stingy and opportunistic defense. The Tigers upended the Golden Hawks 27-7 on the road in a highly anticipated non-region matchup, improving to 3-1 for the season, and giving Washington County (3-1) its first loss. Swainsboro took a commanding lead early, scoring touchdowns on drives that covered 65, 74 and 80 yards the first three times it possessed the ball to establish a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter in a game that never seemed in doubt after that surge.



Senior quarterback Kade Youmans threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns. Swainsboro's twin brother receiving duo of Cedric and Fredrick Seabrough were on the receiving end of both touchdown strikes and the great majority of the passing yards, as Cedric notched 114 yards on 8 receptions, and Fredrick gained 79 yards on 3 catches.

"It's just trusting them," Youmans said after the game when asked about connecting so frequently with the 6'4" brothers, who are both juniors. "Just trusting they're gonna be there. And then delivering. That's all it was."

Kade Youmans - Swainsboro

Washington County's lone score came on a 68 yard touchdown run by Shamarcus Poole immediately after Swainsboro's third scoring drive, making it a two score game at the half. The Golden Hawks penetrated Swainsboro's side of the field on their first two third quarter possessions only to turn the ball over both times, first when KJ Starnes jarred the ball loose after a Washington County completion over the middle, and next when Fredrick Seabrough recovered a fumble on a botched transaction in the WACO backfield near Swainsboro's goal line.

A fourth quarter connection between Youmans and Cedric Seabrough on a jump ball in the endzone that Seabrough used his height and athletic ability to snag with little trouble put Swainsboro ahead 27-7 in the fourth quarter.

"I just knew that my guy's bigger than theirs, and my guy's a better athlete," Youmans said about finding Cedric high above the fray. "That's what I tell myself. I just give him a chance to make a play."

Swainsboro's Robert Allen rushed for 125 yards on 18 carries, and Youmans reached the end zone twice on quarterback sneaks from short yardage to round out the offensive attack for the Tigers.

Both teams will take this Friday off before beginning their respective six game region schedules on Friday, October 4.

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Barnwell improved to 5-0 with a 28-21 overtime win over Wade Hampton, which entered the game undefeated after four games. Barnwell, the #2 ranked team in South Carolina's class 2A, benefitted from 21 tackles (13 solo) by standout junior linebacker DeShawn Watson.

Ben Lippen 35, Augusta Christian 14


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Favorites step forward in area's class 2A (GA) region


The same four teams (Jefferson County, Hephzibah, Harlem and Screven County) that qualified for the state playoffs last season in the local class 2A region have already established a lead in this season's 8 game league schedule.

Carlton Brown (Quarterback) - Jefferson County
Jefferson County (2-2, 2-0) thrashed Josey 53-0 to set up a showdown with Harlem (2-2, 2-0) this Friday. Harlem breezed past Laney 34-6 behind 155 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns from junior Cameron Garnett. The Bulldogs also got 2 receiving touchdowns and a touchdown on a punt return from Cedric Cullars.

Cameron Garnett (Harlem)

Hephzibah improved to 3-0 for the season and 2-0 in region play with a 35-6 road win over Butler. Junior quarterback Marshall Chambers completed 6 of 10 passes for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns. And Chambers rushed for another 104 yards and a touchdown on 6 carries. If the Rebels get past Glenn Hills (1-2, 0-1 ) at home this Friday, an October 11 matchup between Jefferson County and Hephzibah will factor significantly in the region standings at the halfway point of the league schedule.

Marshall Chambers (Hephzibah)

Screven County (3-1, 1-1) rebounded from a loss at home to Hephzibah two weeks ago with a 15-9 win Friday at Westside (1-2, 1-1).

DaCalvin Williams (Screven County)

Class 1A league play is underway in SC and GA


All eight local class 1A teams, four in Georgia and four in South Carolina, opened region play Friday. Six came away with a win.

Undefeated Wagener-Salley marches into week 6.


Wagener-Salley (4-0), which entered the season ranked third in the class, routed Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 54-0. And Blackville-Hilda (3-1) topped Denmark-Olar 37-14 to set up an important road game at Wagener-Salley this Friday.

Collier Sullivan (RSM) rushed for 2 touchdowns in Friday's win.


Also coming this Friday will be another matchup between local class 1A teams that were victorious in week 5. Ridge Spring-Monetta (2-2, 1-0), which beat North 60-8, will take on Williston-Elko, which recorded its first win Friday by topping Estill 44-16.

Aquinas and Washington-Wilkes each edge rivals to start region play 1-0


AJ Williams (Aquinas)

On the Georgia side of area class 1A play, Aquinas improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the region with a 10-7 road win over Lincoln County. Senior AJ Williams scored the lone touchdown for the Fighting Irish. And Washington-Wilkes topped Warren County 22-19 in a home game.

Washington-Wilkes (2-2, 1-0) will travel to Hancock Central (2-2, 1-0) this Friday. Both Lincoln County (2-2, 0-1) and Warren County (2-2, 0-1) will have a chance to earn their first region win when they square off against each other this Friday in Warrenton. Aquinas is off until October 4 when the Fighting Irish will travel to GMC.

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