The Charlton County basketball teams opened up their seasons last weekend with the boys winning both of their games, while the girls split with Echols and Telfair Counties. They will be on the road until December 7, when they will have their home openers against Telfair.
The Bethune Middle School teams return to the courts on December 3 and 4 when they host Yulee and Hilliard Middle Schools.
Courtney Williams returned from her bye-week and scored a game-high 26 points while grabbing 13 rebounds to lead her Izmit squad to victory last Saturday.
Raykwon Anderson rushed for 28 yards as Appalachian State improved to 10-1 on the season after a 35-13 win over Texas State.
Chris Milton and the Tennessee Titans hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Titans led 7-3 at the half, but dominated the second half, outscoring Jacksonville, 28-8, in the third quarter before going on to a 42-20 win. The Titans improve to 6-5, while the Jaguars fall to 4-7.
The fourth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs used another impressive defensive effort to beat Texas A&M, 19-13, last Saturday. Georgia will play state rival Georgia Tech this Saturday in Atlanta to wrap up the regular season.
The eighth-ranked Florida Gators had an open week before their regular season finale on Saturday against Florida State.
The top five teams of the College Playoff poll all held course last week with LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, and Alabama all winning, while Clemson had an off week. But sixth-ranked Oregon saw their national championship hopes dashed after they were upset by Arizona State. Penn State was the only other top-ten team to fall as they lost to Ohio State.
Valdosta State will begin defense of their NCAA Division II championship on Saturday when they meet conference foe West Florida. West Florida defeated Wingate in the opening round, while the Blazers drew a first round bye.
The Atlanta Falcons saw their two-game winning streak come to an end after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers handled them by a 35-22 score. The Falcons fall to 3-8 on the season.
Duke became the first team to maintain their number one ranking in college hoops after winning both of their games last week. Conference foe Louisville is ranked second, followed by Michigan State, Kansas and North Carolina.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the best record in the NBA at this point of the season at 14-2. Right behind them are the Milwaukee Bucks at 13-3. Both teams are on seven-game winning streaks.