Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Georgia High School Roundup

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Georgia High School Roundup

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CHARLTON COUNTY******34

BRANTLEY COUNTY******6

The Charlton County football team won its season opener over Brantley County with a crisp passing attack on Friday night, but it was the finish that had everyone talking - a wicked personal foul penalty that forced officials to end the game early. The Indians won in a game that was called with 3 minutes, 11 seconds left after Trae Herrington was intentionally leveled by a Herons player while setting up to hold an extra-point attempt. The player was ejected. "In 25 years of coaching it was probably the most vicious thing I've ever seen," said Charlton coach Rich McWhorter. "Our team doctor was there. He said that could have killed him." Herrington had just thrown his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a program-record 91-yard catch-and-run to Curt Nixon and was settled in to hold the extra-point try. Video replays show a Brantley County player on the right side of the line take a running head start nearly two seconds before the ball was snapped and launching himself at Herrington. Herrington was shaken up on the play, but not seriously hurt. The play sent McWhorter into a rage. He bolted out on the field and had to be restrained by an assistant coach. He said it was more inflammatory that Brantley fans were cheering the player's ejection. "I was extremely upset with it. I was letting it known how I felt about it. I wasn't happy with how I handled myself," McWhorter said. "Football is dangerous enough, bad things happen with injuries. But when it comes to something like that, someone takes a shot at one of your kids, it just set me off." The ending overshadowed top performances by Herrington and Nixon. Herrington was 22 of 53 for 360 yards. Nixon was his favorite target, scoring touchdowns on three of his eight catches and finishing with a program-record tying 208 yards. McWhorter said that he hadn't yet spoken with Herons coach Mark Walker about the incident. "He's one of the classiest coaches I've ever been around. I do not blame him, not at all," McWhorter said. "He's probably sick about it."

BRUNSWICK******32

GLYNN ACADEMY***14

With starting quarterback Cory Dixon sidelined for the night with an injury, Brunswick High's Pirates relied on backup Tyrai Morris-Barber to lead them to a win over crosstown rival Glynn Academy. …

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