Players of the Week: Dixie County's Scott runs wild

Published: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

For most of Friday's game against Jefferson County, it seemed Rodney Scott's birthday party was in the end zone, and he didn't want to leave.

Scott celebrated his birthday, and Dixie County's homecoming, by rushing for 289 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in a 47-6 victory.

The game gives Scott 908 yards and 12 touchdowns through five games.

A good part of Scott's success this year can be attributed to the Dixie County offensive line. Against Jefferson County, the Bears compiled more than 500 yards of total offense behind the solid group.

The line includes seniors John Corbin, Mike Lews, Nate Carlton and Colton Richardson as well as juniors Klint Wood and Robert Simmons.

The Bears are 3-2 this season.

Girls Cross Country

P.K. YONGE GIRLS - The Blue Wave girls had a dominating performance at the Ridgeview Invitational, taking first place and setting several personal bests.

Meghan Roberts (19:44) won her third straight Ridgeview race for P.K. Yonge. Personal bests were set by Morgan Brown (third place, 19:57), Shanna Breil (sixth, 20:17), Kylee Skidmore (ninth, 20:41) and Julia Neal (15th, 21:33). It was the second time in as many weeks Neal has set a personal best.

Boys Cross Country

MARK DUGGER, P.K. YONGE - Dugger placed third with a personal best 17:00 at the Ridgeview Invitational. Dugger's finish led the Blue Wave to 79 points and the overall boys title.


BUCHHOLZ SENIORS - At the Berkley Tournament, the Bobcats went 4-1 and placed third, losing only to the nation's top-ranked team, Mercy High School. Shelbey Bleke was named to the All-Tournament team. Seniors Kelsey Hodge, Margaret Doyle, Ashley Skidmore and Cassidy Herring also led the Bobcats.

Honorable mention

Cross Country

Caitlyn Beauchamp, Oak Hall - The eighth-grader placed ninth at The Southern Stars Invitational in Tampa with a personal best 21:15.


Jarred Shannon, P.K. Yonge - Shannon had 82 yards and two scores on three receptions in a 32-13 win over Hamilton County. He also logged eight tackles and two assists and blocked a punt that set up a touchdown.

Miles Harris, Eastside - Harris had 10 carries for 95 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-18 win over Jacksonville Raines. He also caught one pass for 19 yards.

Gary Terry, Eastside - Terry intercepted two passes for the Rams. He also recorded five tackles and had a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Newberry Offensive Line - Seniors Ben Keeler and Freddie White, as well as juniors Steven Witmer, Chad Buchholz and Travis Whitley have helped the Panthers (5-0) average 360 yards of rushing this season.

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