The Charlton County Indians had their first chance to perform in front of an audience last Thursday at the annual ‘Soap Game”. The scrimmage showed some progress for the squad with a lot of inexperienced players learning new offensive and defensive schemes.
Both quarterbacks showed off their arms, the times they got to throw, with Tristain Herring hitting Tony Cobb out the backfield several times and Randy Nelson catching an 18- yard pass along with a 26-yard scoring strike to Zuryan Williams. Freshman Jaylen King started off the scrimmage with a 19-yard completion and completed several other short passes.
Tony Cobb rushed for 88 yards on just six carries, including a 30-yard touchdown run, while freshman Jaylen Lilley added 59 yards and scored on a short run. Seaquon Clark had 87 yards on just two carries.
The defense stepped up with several sacks and turnovers. Randy Nelson made a diving interception and V.J. Lewis recovered a fumble.
The Indians will scrimmage Pierce County in Blackshear this Friday night as a chance to go against someone else before the season opener on August 23 against Frederica Academy.
The Bethune Braves showed off a variety of weapons in quarterbacks Haze Johnson and Bryson Allbritton as they each tossed several touchdown passes. Showing their receiving and rushing skills were Jamari Hamilton, Emari Williams, Raheim Anderson, and Jeremy Smith.
The Braves then travelled to Camden County on Saturday for the Tyrone Jones Classic, which is a scrimmage that you get a certain time to go against another opponent. In their time against Risley Middle School, the Braves scored four times and Risley got on the board three times. Next up the Braves faced Jane Macon Middle School and once again scored four touchdowns while holding them to two scores.
Bethune officially gets their season underway on Wednesday when they host St. Marys Middle School.