Marion County Defeats Wildcats to win Region 4 Class A-Public Championship

Published 12:54 am Saturday, November 3, 2018

By Staff Reports


BUENA VISTA, GA – The Schley County Wildcats stood at the door of history Friday night. If they were to win their final regular-season game at Marion County, they would win the Region 4 Class A-Public Championship, something that had never been done in the history of Schley County High School football.

However, the Eagles were too much for the Wildcats in Buena Vista, and they defeated Schley County 21-6 on Friday, November 2. Marion County ends their regular season undefeated at 10-0. Schley County ends their regular season at 8-2. Both loses came at the hands of Marion County.

Neither team scored in the first quarter. However, Marion County got on the board first when running back Travon Matthews scored from three yards out to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead. Wilfredo Vail-Mendez converted the extra point, making it 7-0 Marion County with 3:04 to go in the second quarter.

Schley County got on the board in the third quarter when running back Zamon Ross scored from two-yards out. However, the extra point attempt was no good, and the Eagles still led 7-6 with 3:14 to go in the third quarter.

Just before the quarter ended, Marion County increased their lead when Matthews scored his second touchdown of the night. This one was a 21-yard run from scrimmage. Vail-Mendez’s extra point was good, giving the Eagles a 14-6 lead.

The Wildcats were unable to score anymore points against the Marion County defense, and with 6:14 left in the game, the Eagles put the game away as quarterback Trice McCannon found Josh Rodgers in the end zone for a five-yard touchdown pass. The extra point by Vail-Mendez was good, and Marion County defeated the Wildcats 21-6.

Schley County quarterback Garrett Peavy was

In spite of the loss, the Wildcats have more than assured themselves a good seed in the state playoffs. Their is a strong possibility that the Wildcats wii get a first-round bye next Friday if they finish in the top 8 in the power rankings.  One thing is for sure. They will be in the state playoffs. Date, time and place are still to be determined.