I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much during the long holiday weekend.
The Charlton County basketball teams return to action this week when they head to Blackshear on Friday to face Pierce County, before returning home on Saturday to meet up with Telfair County for the second time.
The Bethune Middle School teams get an earlier jump on returning to the court as they host Yulee on Wednesday and Hilliard on Thursday.
Courtney Williams continued to shine for her Izmit team in Turkey on Saturday. Williams scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in their 92-79 win.
Raykwon Anderson and his Appalachian State teammates clinched a spot in the Sun Belt Championship game with a 48-13 win over Troy last Saturday. Appalachian State will host Louisiana at noon on ESPN for the championship. In the game, Anderson ran the ball four times for 16 yards as a backup.
Chris Milton and the Tennessee Titans improved their record to 7-5 on the season after knocking off the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17.
The fourth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs dominated in-state rival Georgia Tech, 52-7, to finish the regular season with an 11-1 record. Georgia will play LSU on Saturday for the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
The Florida Gators had no problems handling Florida State as the Gators rolled 40-17 to wrap up their regular season at 10-2.
The top four teams of the College Playoff poll all won Saturday, but fifth-ranked Alabama lost to Auburn, 48-45, and eighth-ranked Minnesota dropped a 38-17 decision to Wisconsin.
In addition to Georgia and LSU playing for the SEC title this weekend, Clemson will play Virginia for bragging rights in the ACC. In the Big 10 Championship, the matchup will have Ohio State playing Wisconsin, and in the Big 12, Oklahoma and Baylor will vie for the title. The PAC 12 title game will feature Utah and Oregon.
Valdosta State saw their 25-game winning streak snapped at home Saturday when they lost to West Florida, 38-35, in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
The short-lived Nick Foles era may have come to a close on Sunday after the Jacksonville Jaguars struggled on offense and he was replaced by rookie Gardner Minshew on Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers raced out to a 25-0 halftime lead before Minshew came on to provide a little spark as the Jaguars fell to 4-8 after losing, 28-11.
The Atlanta Falcons dropped to 3-9 after losing to the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving night, 26-18.
One team doing some celebrating on Sunday was the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals defeated the New York Jets 22-6 to win their first game of the season.
Duke maintained the top spot in the polls a week longer than the two previous teams. But the jinx caught up to them after falling at home to Stephen F. Austin, 85-83. It was Duke's first non-conference home loss since the year 2000, a span of 150 games. Third-ranked Michigan State also felt the sting of defeat losing to Virginia Tech.
Upsets were also happening in women's basketball as top-ranked Oregon fell to eighth-ranked Louisville and second-ranked Baylor suffered defeat at the hands of fifth-ranked South Carolina. Third-ranked Stanford and fourth-ranked Connecticut both remained unbeaten.
The futility of the Atlanta Hawks continues as they have lost ten games in a row to fall to 4-16 on the season.