Perry offense too much for Dougherty

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Blink and you missed them. That is, Perry’s four quick touchdowns and with Tyler Knowles’s points after quickly turned into a 28-0 lead over host Dougherty in the two teams’ matchup Friday in Albany. The Panthers went on to win 49-8. Tyrell Owens and Jay Watkins each accounted for two of those first four scores. The Trojans did answer at …

Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Davion Ross

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The scariest thing for Davion Ross? If you said football, try again. It was “riding a very high roller coaster,” he said. Still, he added he’s glad he did it because, “I had to get over my fears.” Which is something opponents facing the Perry High School student-athlete on the football field are still trying to come to grips with. …

Howard wins battle of the bats over Perry; HoCo beats NHS; VHS falls

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Ordinarily, 13 hits gets you a win. In fact, about the only thing that could foul it up would be a very stubborn opposition, and such was the case for Perry in its home game against Howard. It put up 17 and beat the Lady Panthers 17-8 (avenging a 5-4 loss in eight innings back on Sept. 7). It was …

Chance sparks Perry again; VHS falls in 8

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OK, Annie Chance. You hit a walk-off homerun to lift Perry to a win over previously unbeaten Region 2-AAAA opponent West Laurens. Now what? Well, it isn’t: “go to Disneyland,” but the Lady Panthers aren’t complaining. The sophomore Lady Panther simply hit another homerun and had two singles while leading Perry to a 16-5 win in five innings over Fullington, …

Special teams spark Perry again – over Veterans

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Special teams helped spark Perry to a win last week. Special teams helped spark Perry to a win this week. In particular, Davion Ross. Ross had two long runs for touchdowns on kickoffs against Harris County. Friday at home in the Panthers’ 31-20 win over Veterans, Ross blocked a punt attempt and returned it 34 yards for the score. Considering …