MOULTRIE -- Former Packer Tyran Robinson scored a touchdown on 30-yard run on a fake field goal in Valdosta State's 45-28 victory over South Arkansas last Saturday.
The Blazers, now 8-1 overall and 8-0 in the Gulf South Conference, will play at West Georgia on Saturday. Valdosta State is ranked No. 4 in Division II.
Robinson rushed for 89 yards on 14 carries on Saturday. He continues to lead the Blazers in rushing with 854 yards on 144 carries and has six rushing touchdowns.
He also leads Valdosta State in receiving with 40 catches for 386 yards and three touchdowns.
- Britney Wetherington scored 22 points on Saturday night at the Berry College women's basketball team defeated Covenant College 77-58.
The former Lady Packer had scored 15 points the night before in the Lady Vikings season-opener.
Wetherington was 9-for-10 from the foul line and 6-for-11 from the floor on Saturday.
Berry plays next Saturday at home against Columbus College.
- The Florida State women's swimming and diving team raised its record to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the ACC when it defeated Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech last weekend.
Brittany Lerew was second and Camille Akridge was fourth on the 1-meter board.
Lerew won the 3-meter competititon. Akridge was eighth.
Florida State will go to Miami on Nov. 12.
Both are sophomores who spent time in the Moss Farms program.
- Albany State remains undefeated after its 50-15 victory over Morehouse on Saturday.
- Fort Valley State, where Brian Knighton is a backup running back, won over Stillman 53-11.
Tuskegee won big over Clark Atlanta 38-35.
- Northside-Warner Robins, where Reggie Stancil is the wide receivers coach, defeated Luella 56-7 on Friday to finish 9-1. The Eagles only loss came by a 10-3 score to cross-town rival Warner Robins.
The Demons will host Americus-Sumter, 3-7, the No. 4 team from Region 1, in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs this weekend.
Northside will meet Bainbridge, the No. 2 team from Region 1 in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs this weekend.
- Thomas County Central, the No. 3 team from Region 1-AAAA, will meet Griffin in the first round.
- Ware County won the Region 1-AAAA championship and will play host to Upson-Lee in the first round.
- Dodge County, which won its first seven games of the season, lost its last three and did not qualify for the Class AA playoffs.
The Indians are coached by former Packer Greg Robinson.
Dodge lost to Savannah Christian 27-7 on Friday.
- Colquitt County's two non-Region 1-AAAAA opponents who did not make the playoffs are Worth County, which lost to Westover 48-14 on Friday to finish 4-6, and Meadowcreek, which finished 0-10.
- Woodstock, coached by former Packers assistant Valdosta High head coach Mike O'Brien, lost its last five in a row to finish 2-8.
- And Eagles Landing Christian, in its first season of playing Georgia High School Association football, ended the regular season with an 8-2 record good for second place in Region 5-A.
The team will play Hancock Central on Friday in the first round of the state playoffs.
Eagles Landing Christian is coached by Tim Luke, who served as The Moultrie Observer's sports editor from 1988-1990.
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Edith L. King, 100, of Moultrie, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Pruitt Health-Sunrise Nursing Home. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Feliciano Reyes Guzman, 56, of Moultrie, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangments have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
Teresa Lynn "TT" Taylor Leija, 62 of Lenox, Ga, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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