Valdosta Daily Times

Breaking News:

Local Sports

November 16, 2013

Trojans pound the Gamecocks

Brooks players pay tribute to teammates

VALDOSTA — The Brooks County Trojans put up 54 points en route to a first-round playoff pounding over the Screven County Gamecocks on Friday night.

The Trojans won the game 54-22 and were leading 54-6 before putting in the JV defense in the fourth quarter.

“We felt like we had more team speed than (SCHS) had,” BCHS head coach Maurice Freeman said. “We knew that we were in better shape than them and we wanted to speed that game up.”

Coach Freeman wanted to get the ball to all of his playmakers, and succeeded.

“We wanted to spread (the SCHS defense) out, and they spread out with us,” Coach Freeman said. “We wanted to use every player we had to get out there and spread that love around. We wanted everybody to get a chance to get the ball.”

Senior quarterback Malkom Parrish played a big role in the victory. Parrish went 7-9 with 174 yards through the air and threw a touchdown. He rushed the ball five times for 43 yards and added another touchdown.

“(Parrish) is a great team player,” Coach Freeman said. “He is doing exactly what we ask and he has caught fire.”

Parrish enjoys giving his teammates an equal chance to touch the football.

“(Spreading the ball out) is what this offense is designed for,” Parrish said. “We aren’t too big so we are going to use our speed as a wrecking ball.”

The Trojans moved the ball at will, but they also had an alarming 13 penalties accounting for 85 yards.

“I’m concerned about that,” Coach Freeman said. “We will look at the tape and try to clean that up. The farther you get in the playoffs, you cannot make those kind of mistakes.”

Parrish, senior Deric Herring and senior Kahil Goss wore the uniforms of the three BCHS players who died in a car accident on July 9. Parrish wore the uniform of senior Shawn Waters.

“I’m glad my coach let me represent my beloved friend,” Parrish said.

Herring wore the uniform of junior Johnie Parker.

“I feel light on my feet (when I wear this jersey) and I feel somebody watching over me,” Herring said.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • rachel.jpg Factor X Fitness holds Fitness Classic

    South Georgia is on the verge of muscling its way back into the national bodybuilding scene, ending a lengthy absence.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • No. 21 Blazer Softball faces Lee in regular season finale

    Expect Blazer Nation to be out at Steel's Diamond at Blazer Park in full force today and Saturday to watch their No. 21 Valdosta State softball team take on the Lee Lady Flames in the final series of the 2014 regular season.

    April 18, 2014

  • VHSsigning.jpg Goals Achieved

    The Valdosta High Wildcats hosted a scholarship signing ceremony for senior soccer player Dale Fulton Kent on Thursday afternoon in the schools’ Performing Arts Center.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • MLS.jpg Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blazers try to garner momentum in GSC finale

    Valdosta State snapped its six-game losing streak a week ago. Now the Blazers are hoping to wrap up its Gulf South Conference schedule with some momentum ahead of next month’s conference tournament.

    April 17, 2014

  • Blazer barrage downs No. 23 Georgia College

    Valdosta State unleashed a season-high 19 hits and tied a season-best in runs as the Blazers defeated No. 23 Georgia College 15-8 in non-conference baseball action at John Kurtz Field Wednesday evening.

    April 17, 2014

  • 2014 Jump.jpg Showtime in the Down Under

    Just a junior in high school, Valwood’s Chandler Cargile has already seen things that most people don’t get to experience in a lifetime. Cargile recently returned to Lake Park from Mulwala, Australia, where he competed in the Barefoot Water Ski World Championships. The competition hosted participants from 15 countries and lasted for two weeks last month.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Valdosta State tennis gears up for GSC Tournament

    The Valdosta State men's and women's tennis teams are set to compete against the rest of the league in the Gulf South Conference Tournament, scheduled to be played this week in Montgomery, Ala. for the seventh straight season.

    April 17, 2014

  • Kaleb Whitfield against Crisp.jpg No Dome for Wildcats in Corky Kell Classic

    Valdosta High’s chance of playing in the Georgia Dome this year now depends on reaching the state championship game.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416-SGMC_Award002.jpg SGMC earns VISTA Award

    South Georgia Medical Center was awarded Wednesday with an American Society for Healthcare Engineering Vista Award.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

Blazers Blog