FOOTBALL: UNION 12, ENTERPRISE 44 — Injury-plagued Yellowjackets end season at Enterprise

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Union’s Lane Hanna has the ball knocked out of his hands by an Enterprise defender on Thursday night. (Jacob Robertson/Special to The Appeal)

A season of injuries and misfortune finally came to a merciful ending for the Union Yellowjackets on Thursday night.

FOOTBALL: NEWTON COUNTY 7, NORTHEAST JONES 41 — Cougars end season with tough loss on road

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Miguel Evans picks up a first down for the Cougars. (Eddie Thorne/Special to the Appeal)

On the third play of the game for the Newton County offense, ninth grade quarterback Damon Mapp dislocated his hip, a move that eventually brought both teams to the middle of the field to pray for the young man.

Hornets upset Philly

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

When Tate Hanna took over the football program at Lake High School, he insisted he wanted to instill a toughness in his players.

That toughness showed up on Friday night when the Hornets stunned Philadelphia 34-30 to knock the top-ranked Tornadoes from the ranks of the unbeaten.

NCHS adds to its legacy

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The Newton County softball dynasty just keeps on growing.

The Lady Cougars added a 12th slow-pitch title to that collection on Saturday as they battled back from a Game 1 loss to beat Nettleton.

Despite winning their fifth straight title, Newton County coach Justin Chaney was overcome with emotion after the title was in hand.

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