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Sherman Puts on a Show in Lincoln County’s First Win

Red Devils Top Jasper County 69-50, and Coach Charles Folger is pleased with team’s progress.

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             #1 Frankquon Sherman (Lincoln County) 

School 1Q 2Q3Q4QFinal
Lincoln County 1813122269
Jasper County 1011111550

    Lincoln County – Frankquon Sherman 8 4-6 22, Semaj Jenkins 1 0-0 3, Caleb Willis 4 1-2 10, Franklin Brown 1 2-2 4, Nazcalous Hogan 1 0-0 2, Kellen Smith 1 0-0 2, Miles Parks 1 0-0 2, Malcom Wynn 6 2-4 15, Kennon Lampkin 3 0-0 6, Keshon Gartrell 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 9-14 69.

    Jasper County – C Bostic 1 0-0 3, L Bonner 9 2-6 25, K Maddox 4 0-0 8, A Cumbess 1 0-0 2, J Grier 1 1-2 3, K Thomas 1 0-0 2, M Stone 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19 3-8 50.

Three-point goals – Lincoln County: 5 (Sherman 2, Jenkins, Willis, Wynn). Jasper County: 6 (Bostic, Bonner 5).

Lincoln County topped Jasper County 69-50 on the road Tuesday to post its first win of the season. This was only their second game, having dropped their season opener to Thomson on Saturday. Frankquon Sherman led all scorers with 22 points, and, like he often does, the 6-6 sophomore stole the show with his ability to snag a defensive rebound, streak down the court with speed and grace, and finish high above the rim.

Before Tuesday’s game, Lincoln County head coach Charles Folger expressed his desire to post an actual win tonight, as opposed to what some people might call a “moral victory” Saturday against Thomson because the class 1A Red Devils had a chance to force overtime on the final possession against class 3A Thomson. Folger also stressed the importance of his team making progress by playing with better teamwork on both sides of the ball. 

So after Tuesday’s result was posted, I asked coach Folger how he felt after the win:

Lincoln County Head Coach Charles Folger:

Tonight’s victory is very positive. We had kids coaching each other up and holding others accountable in the locker room after winning by 17. The teamwork was there, but there’s still a long way to go. We have high expectations, and we are not the team to meet them yet.

Tonight we were a much more well rounded team. One that attacked and looked to win, not just play.

I followed up with coach Folger about those expectations. He said the first priority is to play to the team’s potential. The team’s tangible goals are to win region and to match or exceed last season’s state playoff quarterfinal round finish.
The next time Lincoln County will have a chance to make progress and prepare to achieve those goals will be Monday, December 28, when the Red Devils will face Loganville in the first round of the McDonalds Shootout at Hart County High School.

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[Livestream] Grovetown vs Evans in Region Battle for Playoff Position

Evans hosts Grovetown and looks to avenge their buzzer beater loss to the Warriors on January 22nd.

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“Sophomore Malik Ferguson picked up a loose ball in the middle of the paint with one second remaining, and right before the fourth quarter buzzer sounded, he released a shot that found its mark to give Grovetown 61-60 win over Evans Friday, a result that threw the top spot in the class 6A, region 5 standings into a three way tie between Grovetown, Evans and Heritage to mark the beginning of the stretch run for the league’s regular season championship. Ferguson’s shot came at the end of a full court dash by Grovetown after head coach Darren Douglas was able to draw up a play during a timeout that was meant to result in a bucket in only six seconds. The play was designed for senior Zach Bell, who eventually fumbled the ball after spinning between defenders at the end of a drive that began near half court after he gathered the ball from freshman Derrion Reid.”

That was Chad Cook’s rundown of the instant classic that these two teams played two weeks ago. That win by Grovetown sets up a must-win scenario for Evans as they look to maintain their footing in the race for a region championship.

Be sure to get your ? ready early because if tonight’s game is as exciting as the last one, you just might forget those jokers altogether!

Streams will be posted here. Tip-off times are as follows:
Girls – 6:30 PM
Boys – 8:00 PM

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