Former Colquitt County running back Brian Knighton rushed for 98 yards on 19 carries in Fort Valley State's 24-17 victory over Morehouse last Saturday.

The former Packer has inherited the job held last year by one of the nation's top backs, Derrick Wimbush, now playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Knighton now has 135 yards on 28 carries in two games for Fort Valley State, now 1-1. The Tigers meet 0-1 Lane at home on Saturday. ...

True freshman Sherard Reynolds, another former Packer, got his first three collegiate receptions in Valdosta State's 24-9 victory over Albany State last Saturday.

The Blazers play at home against Ouachita Baptist at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Reynolds was a three-year starter at offensive and defensive back for Colquitt County. ...

Much was made when Meadowcreek running back Cameron Smith transferred to Brookwood before this season. This is why: Smith, who was the Gwinnett County Player of the Year in 2004 despite playing on an 0-10 team, gained 345 yards on 35 carries when Brookwood defeated East Coweta 44-23 last Friday.

Colquitt County held Smith to just 61 yards when the Packers beat Meadowcreek at home in the 2004 season-opener. ...

Dodge County, under head coach Greg Robinson, a former Packers quarterback, raised its record to 3-0 with a 28-0 victory over Claxton last Friday. It was the second straight 28-0 win for the Indians, who won by that same score over Bleckley County the week before.

Calvin Daniels led the Indians with 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns and the Dodge defense held Claxton to just 75 yards of offense.

Dodge meets 0-2 Jeff Davis at home on Friday. ...

Americus-Sumter County, which plays host to Colquitt County on Sept. 16, is 1-2 after is 36-6 victory over Southwest-Macon last Friday. The Panthers opened with 35-0 loss to Early County and a 41-21 loss to Tucker. ...

Coffee High will visit Americus on Friday as the Panthers play the first of two straight Region 1-AAAAA opponents. ...

Thomas County Central continues to roll up big offensive numbers. The 3-0 Yellow Jackets have defeated Thomasville 45-24; Colquitt County 41-21; and, last Friday, Meadowcreek 41-14.

The Yellow Jackets will face 2-0 Early County on Friday. The Bobcats have defeated Americus-Sumter County 35-0 and Miller County 47-6. ...

Bainbridge raised its record to 2-1 with its 19-6 win over Cairo on Friday.

Worth County, which plays host to the Packers on Sept. 23, is 0-2, with losses of 55-22 to Lee County and 26-22 to Cook. The Rams meet 1-2 Northeast Macon on Friday and travel to Tift County on Sept. 16 before meeting the Packers. ...

Tony Kirkland, an assistant coach on both the football and baseball teams at Colquitt County for 11 years before moving to take over as South Effingham's head baseball coaching, just continues to be on winning teams. The South Effingham football team, on which Kirkland is an assistant coach, is 3-0, beating Jenkins 30-14, Effingham 33-20 and Richmond Academy 20-0.

The Mustangs baseball team has gone 53-13 and has reached the Final Four both years Kirkland has been the head baseball coach. Kirkland left Moultrie with three state championship rings as a football assistant in 1994 and as a baseball assistant in 1997 and 2003.

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