richmond hill high school wildcat Jalen murray wins ghsa class 6a individual cross country championship
This is a what sports are all about. The thrill of victory! Richmond Hill High School Georgia senior Jalen Murray was trailing coming down the GHSA State championship cross-country course's home stretch and his mom was cheering him on and just happened to capture it.
Watch as Jalen (black & yellow uniform) over takes the lead over Jack Filan of Cambridge High School (light blue uniform) and wins the 6-A GHSA individual cross-country championship. What a finish and of course it's all from mom's eye. Mom was recording the event and yelling encouragement to her son. Murray with his finish kickwon the race and set the third fastest time on the Carrollton Course which has hosted the championships for the last twenty five years.
On Wednesday November 14, 2018 Jalen signed a National Letter of Intent to run for the University of Alabama and a big thank you to Jalen's Richmond Hill High School Cross-Country Coach Levi Sybert for sharing this video with us.
Picture above Jalen Murray crossing finish line at state championships and bottom picture of Jalen's signing with the University of Alabama. (pix - Savannah Morning News)
Savannah Georgia Area teams were fifteen strong in the last round of the high school football playoffs, but just five have moved on. They are Benedictine Military School, Calvary Day School, H.V. Jenkins High School, Memorial Day School, and Savannah Christian Preparatory School. This week only two teams will host in the Savannah Area, Benedictine at TA Wright Stadium and Savannah Christian Prep at Pooler Stadium. Here is the schedule for the five teams left and good luck to each team.
Class AAA Quarterfinal schedule
Region 5, No. 1 seed Cedar Grove at Region 3, No. 1 seed Benedictine (TA WRIGHT STADIUM- SSU)
Region 3, No. 3 seed Jenkins at Region 6, No. 1 seed Calhoun
Class “A” Private
No. 8 seed Calvary Day at No. 1 seed Athens Academy
No. 7 seed Fellowship Christian at No. 2 seed Savannah Christian Prep (POOLER STADIUM)
GISA Class AA semi-finals
Region 2, No. 1 seed Memorial Day School at Region 1, No. 1 Seed Gatewood out of Eaton, Ga
@The 2nd round of the GHSA playoffs will be played November 16th
Class A Private
Holy Innocents (6-5) at Calvary Day (9-1) @ Calvary Day School
Hebron Christian (6-5) at Savannah Christian (9-1) @Pooler Stadium
Liberty (8-3) at Peach County (9-2)
Pike County (8-3) at Jenkins (8-3) @ Memorial Stadium
Westside Macon (8-3) at Benedictine (10-1) @SSU TA Wright Stadium
Jackson (7-4) at Pierce County (11-0)
Ware County (9-3) at Warner Robins (10-1)
New Hampstead (5-5) at Stockbridge (10-1)
Bainbridge (6-5) at Wayne County (11-0) @Wayne County High School
Effingham County (7-4) at Lee County (11-0)
Coffee County (8-3) at Richmond Hill (5-5) @Richmond Hill High School
Bradwell Institute (5-6) at Northside (6-5)
Valdosta (7-4) at Glynn Academy (8-3) @ Glynn County Stadium
Brentwood (8-4) at Memorial Day School (6-3) @ Garden City Stadium
St. Andrew’s (3-6) at Terrell Academy (6-4)
Most of our local prep football games have been postponed this week due to the threat of Hurricane Florence. Make up games and dates will be announced at a later date.
The following teams are still in action for Friday Night Lights on Sept. 14th
Effingham County @ Statesboro
West Laurens at South Effingham High School
Savannah Christian Prep @ Wheeler County
in addition, Savannah State's game Saturday at Howard University has been postponed
Georgia Southern changed the kick off time for their game Saturday at Clemson from 3:30 to noon. and changed the start time of Georgia Southern at Clemson (S.C.) from 3:30 to noon on Saturday.
Effingham County High School
Sophomore Desmond House scored three touchdowns on 20 carries for 134 yards in a win over South Effingham.
Senior quarterback Jerid Stokes completed 12 out of 20 pass attempts for 120 yards over cross town rival South Effingham.
Groves High School
Senior specialist De’Shaune Moorer returned a kickoff 74-yard for a touchdown in a loss to Johnson High School.
Islands High School
Senior Quarterback Gus Bachman completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for 238 yards with a touchdown pass in a loss to Southeast Bulloch.
Senior running back Kalen DeLoach scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.
Jenkins High School
Senior running back Ashante Daniels led a group of Warrior running backs with a pair of touchdowns in a win over Savannah High.
Johnson High School
The 2018 Atomsmashers Football team for breaking their 25 game losing streak and winning their first game since 2015.
Sophomore running back Mi’quan Strafford carried the ball 13 times for 13 carries 162 yards and scored three touchdowns
Memorial Day School
Senior running back Delvecchio Powell rushed for 112 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns in a loss versus Bulloch Academy.
Freshman running back Cam Hill rushed eight times for 95 yards in the same game.
Richmond Hill High School
Senior place kicker Anthony Salazer kicked two field goals for the Wildcats, 22 yards and 37 yards, in a loss versus Camden County.
Savannah Country Day School
Freshman linebacker Davion Smith had 3 interceptions, two returned for touchdowns of 38 and 36 yards in a victory over Bryan County.
South Effingham High School
Junior quarterback Taylor Jackson completed 12 of 20 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 57 yards in a loss to Effingham County High School.
Windsor Forest High School
Senior wide receiver Zim Fields had 7 receptions for 147 yards and 1 touchdown. Fields averaged 21 yards per catch in the win over Beach High School
Senior quarterback Eric Phoenix completed 17 out of 21 pass attempts for 267 yards passing with two touchdowns.
Top Savannah Area High School Football Performers from Friday August 31, 2018 as per the coaches.
Bethesda Academy vs. Northwood Academy, SC
Bryan County High School vs. Long County
Calvary Day School vs. Islands High School
Memorial Day School vs. Pinewood Christian
New Hampstead High School Highlights vs. The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Richmond Hill High School Highlights vs. Wayne County
Savannah Christian Prep vs. Toombs County High School
Savannah Country Day vs. Sol C. Johnson High School
St. Andrew's School vs. John Paul II
Top prep football performers in the Savannah area in Week 1 as reported by local coaches.
Bethesda Academy - Sophomore quarterback Antjuan Mckay completed 7 of 11 passes for 198 yards, and rushed for 90 yards on 9 carries.
Bryan County - Senior running back/defensive back Terron Dixon rushed for 142 yds on 21 carries, had 5 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception he returned for a touchdown.
Calvary Day – Junior running back Rocko Griffin rushed for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 carries.
Effingham County - Sophomore Desmond House ran for 143 yards, 4 touchdowns and scored 3 two-point conversions.
Sophomore Ashaud Roberson carried 14 times for 110 yards and 1 touchdown.
Groves – Running back/defensive back Deshaun Moorer had 6 solo tackles, 1 interception returned for an 85 yd touchdown, 4 kick returns for 133 yards, had 7 carries for 46 yds rushing and 1 reception.
Islands High School – Senior quarterback Gus Bachman completed 18 out of 24 passes for 295 yards and had 1 touchdown pass.
Junior wide reciever Austin Singleton had 7 receptions for 105 yards and 1 touchdown.
Junior defensive back Michael Robertson was in on 24 tackles. Robertson had 16 assists and 8 solo tackles.
Jenkins – Senior running back Jeremy Smith rushed for 173 yards, scored 2 touchdowns. Smith also had 1 catch for 32 yards for a touchdown.
Memorial Day School – Junior quarterback/linebacker Dre’Shawn Pinkston threw 3 touchdown passes and passed for over 300 yards. Pinkston on defensive had 1 sack and 4 tackles
New Hampstead - senior running back Dontrae Wallace rushed for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns
Savannah Christian - Senior running back Jordan Grant had 9 carries for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Junior running back/defensive back Nate Moon had 121 yards on 11 carries and scored 3 touchdowns. Moon also had 12 tackles on defense.
Savannah Country Day - Junior defensive tackle Andre Miller had 8 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 tackle for loss and 4 QB Pressures
Freshman Davion Smith rushed 13 times for 144 yards and 1 touchdown
St. Andrews - senior running back Andrew Longwater had 101 yards on 18 carries. Longwater also had 13 tackles 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack on defense.
Windsor Forest - Senior quarterback Eric Phoenix had 11 carries for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns. Phoenix completed 17 passes out of 24attempts for 367 yards, 3 were for touchdowns.
Senior wide receiver Eric Richardson had 6 catches for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns.