VETERANS 21, HOWARD 20
D.J. Rozier preserved the win -- and the Warhawks' playoff hopes -- with a red-zone interception in the game's final 30 seconds. Veterans (2-7, 2-3) can work its way into the Class AAAA playoff with a win at Upson-Lee on Nov. 7. The Warhawks led 21-14 when Howard closed the gap with a touchdown with 7:09 left in the game. However, defensive lineman Dawson Stephens blocked the extra point to allow Veterans to keep the lead. Logan Byrd and Desjuan Harris had touchdown runs for the Warhawks.
NORTHSIDE 51, CROSS CREEK 0
The Eagles set up a showdown with Houston County for the Region 2-AAAAA championship in convincing fashion. Willie Jordan and Tobias Oliver each had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first half as Northside (8-1, 7-1) built a 37-0 lead at the intermission. Ten different Eagles ran the football, including Musab Gulzar who scored a touchdown on a 12-yard run.
WARNER ROBINS 44, GROVETOWN 20
Terry Harris sparked the Demons with 166 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Warner Robins (6-3, 6-2) forced four Grovetown turnovers, including three interceptions. The first, by Tyrome Tharpe, led to the Demons' first score. Warner Robins plays at Jones County in the regular season finale on Nov. 7. That game will go a long way toward determining the third and fourth seeds from Region 2-AAAAA.
HOUSTON COUNTY 50, EVANS 24
Senior Kenny Gant ran for four third-quarter touchdowns as the Bears brushed off an early Evans challenge and set up a Nov. 7 showdown with Northside that will determine the Region 2-AAAAA championship. Houston County (8-1, 7-1) can finish no worse than second in the region, meaning the Bears have secured their first-ever home game for the state playoffs. Quarterback Jake Fromm dazzled with a 68-yard scoring pass to fellow-sophomore Amari Colbert.
WEST LAURENS 31, PERRY 0
The Panthers' season of promise ended with the shutout loss. Perry (1-9, 0-6) won its first game of the season, 21-14, but the team failed to score more than 14 points in any other game. The Panthers' 80-point season total is the lowest since the team scored 70 during the 1969 campaign. Perry was 1-9 that year, as well, according to ghsfha.org.
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|Region 2-AAAA Cross Country Champs|
|Bethanie Bailey||Rob Ray|
Led by their senior stalwarts, the Perry boys and Veterans girls earned team titles at the 2014 Region 2-AAAA cross country meet Oct. 30 at Rock Ranch in Yatesville. Rob Ray of Perry finished first overall in the boys competition, completing the 5-K loop in 16:32. Veterans senior Bethanie Bailey ran 19:38 to capture the girls title.
Veterans setter Bailey Rogers is this year's choice for volleyball player of the year for Houston County. The senior established new school records for aces and assists for both a single season and a career. She was the Area 2-AAAA player of the year, leading the Warhawks (34-13) to the area title and a spot in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.
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