The Charlton County Indians played with a lot of heart and desire last Friday night in Homerville and came out with an 18-14 win over the fifth ranked Clinch County Panthers. Jaylen Lilley provided a spark on offense, the defense came up big with four turnovers, and Wyatt Crews kicked two field goals to push the Tribe to victory. The Indians host Turner County this Friday night.
The Charlton County Maidens softball team clinched a state playoff berth last week after winning two of three games. The Maidens beat Echols County and Clinch County before falling to region leading Lanier County. Charlton is currently in second place and needs at least one win and one Brooks loss to claim the second seed in the region and the right to host a first round playoff series.
Courtney Williams has returned to Turkey to play basketball overseas. So far the results have been good with Williams averaging over 19 points a game through the first three games for her Galatasaray team.
The Tennessee Titans and Chris Milton had their game against the Buffalo Bills rescheduled for Tuesday night after multiple positive results from Covid-19 tests shut them down for a lot of the week.
The struggles of the Jacksonville Jaguars continued Sunday after losing to the previously winless Houston Texans 30-14 to fall to 1-4 on the season.
The Atlanta Falcons lost their fifth game in a row to drop to 0-5 after getting beat by the Carolina Panthers 23-16.
The third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs rallied from a 21-17 halftime deficit and outscored Tennessee 27-0 in the second half to improve to 3-0 on the season after a 44-21 win.
Top-ranked Clemson destroyed seventh ranked Miami 42-17 while second ranked Alabama had to hold on for a wild 63-48 win over Ole Miss. But fourth-ranked Florida lost on a last second field goal to Texas A&M 41-38. The big game this week will be Georgia heading to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama.
The Atlanta Braves continued to get strong pitching and swept three straight games over the Miami Marlins to advance to the National League Championship Series. The Braves will play the Los Angeles Dodgers who also swept their series against the San Diego Padres.
In the American League the Houston Astros needed four games to eliminate the Oakland A's and the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees went the full five games before the Rays advanced.
It seems as if every week another Hall of Fame baseball player passes away. Last week it was Whitey Ford who passed away at his home at the age of 91. Ford, who played on six World Series championship teams with the New York Yankees, won 236 games pitching during his 16 year career.
The Los Angeles Lakers claimed the NBA Championship after beating the Miami Heat in six games. The Heat hoped to force a game seven, but the Lakers used a big second quarter to take the sixth game by a 106-93 score.
In the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Charlotte, Chase Elliott pulled away from the field to claim a spot in the Round of Eight of the playoff race. Joining Elliott will be Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr., Alex Bowman and Kurt Busch.
At the French Open Rafael Nadal won for the 13th time and claimed a record tying 12th Grand Slam title when he beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the finals. On the women's side, 19 year old Iga Swiatek won her first ever title. She beat Sofia Kenin in straight sets, becoming the first ever Polish player to win a Grand Slam tournament.