Former Colquitt County defensive end Antonio Edwards watched Friday's end-of-camp scrimmage from the north end zone and wondered if he might give professional football one more try.
Edwards, who went on to a fine career at Valdosta State and then played for the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League, said he has put his house in Charlotte, N.C., on the market and is thinking of moving back to Moultrie.
After playing for the Falcons in their 1998 NFC championship season, Edwards played a season in the XFL, but now, at 32, is retired.
Edwards said he would consider playing arena football.
There were several other former successful Colquitt County High football players watching the scrimmage.
Tyran Robinson was enjoying one of his last few days off before reporting for his sophomore season at Valdosta State Univeristy.
Robinson, who got considerable playing time for the Blazers as a true freshman last year, said he may line up in the same backfield with Aaron Jenkins this year to make the VSU backfield even more potent.
Trevor Kruger will have a new head coach when he reports to Furman University. Bobby Lamb has taken over after Bobby Johnson took the head coaching job at Vanderbilt.
And Tyshon Reed, still smiling and greeting people with that vice-like handshake, is hoping to get a professional football job after finishing his career at Arkansas State.
And speaking of former Packers, Lerenzo Banks has transferred from Jacksonville (Ala.) State to Valdosta State, where he is listed as a No. 3 receiver.
Former Colquitt countian Andre Hanks is playing for the Atlanta Yankees, a Stan Musial Baseball League team.
The Yankees finished the regular season with a 21-5 record and won the Southeastern Regional Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. They will represent the region in the American Amateur Baseball Congress World Series in Battle Creek, Mich., beginning Thursday.
Hanks went 8-for-21 with five doubles and 10 RBIs in the regional tournament.
Hanks played youth baseball in Colquitt County before playing at Dougherty High.
He played at Andrew College before moving to Augusta State, where he hit .333 with eight home runs and 38 runs batted in last spring as a junior.
Kevin Blanton finished ninth in the recent Developmental Players Tour tournament at the Riverwood GAC in Clayton, N.C.
Blanton shot a 70-69-66-72 to finish seven under par.
Blanton, the former Colquitt County and Troy State golfer, has played in 10 tour events this season and is seventh in money winnings.
His best finish has been a tie for second in Raleigh, N.C.
The Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a men's low-bid softball tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Knuck McCrary Complex.
The entry fee is $125 plus a new ball each game.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams and winning team will get individual trophies.
To enter, contact Jim Burrows at the rec department at 890-5429.
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Elaine Waid Jones, 89, of Moultrie, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
David Wayne McMillan, 70, of Adel, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at Southwell Health and Rehab in Adel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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