The first TeamFYNSports Sports Writer Of The Week for the 2018 season goes to Brady Moore. Moore, was a jack of all trades this past Friday night against Stone Mountain in the Dragons 44-6 win. Moore scored three total touchdowns on the evening. On offense, Moore finished the game with 37 yards rushing on 3 attempts, scoring twice in the process & averaging 12.3ypc. He caught 1 pass for 26 yards as well. Defensively, Moore assisted on 2 tackles, & intercepted a pass, taking it all the way for a touchdown.
Moore and the Dragons will be off this week, but be sure to catch the Dragons in action at home as they welcome the Dragons of Pepperell to Jasper on the 31st.
After a loss in the season opener to Lumpkin Co., Pickens softball traveled to the home of the Panthers in Union Co. on Tuesday and earned the victory in the late innings. With the Panthers striking for one in the bottom of the first it would have been easy for the Dragonettes to remember just one day before where their opponent had started the game in the same fashion.
As the game moved through the next few innings remaining at 1-0, it wasn’t until the top of the fifth that the PHS bats came alive. Pickens put 4 runs on the board by way of 5 hits, 2 fielder’s choice and a hit batsman plating Zoe Morgan,Allie Tlacil, Sarah Morris and Chloe McPhersone. Pickens fifth inning came to close leaving 2 runners on base after a fly out by Charley Hulsey.
These four runs and a great pitching performance by Sarah Morris proved to be enough to keep the win. Morris was in the circle for all seven innings allowing 3 runs all earned on 8 hits 1 hit by pitch and 5 strikeouts. 119 pitches were thrown by Morris with 73 being strikes. This win brings the Dragonettes back to 1-1 in the 2018 season with still a long season ahead. Next up for Pickens will be August 16th at home as they welcome in Lafayette.
Coach Chris Parker sat down with Team FYN Sports to talk about Dragons youth Program and the upcoming 2018 season. Parker, being the Athletic Director for all Pickens County is really involved and excited to see these young athletes grow and be a part of the high school programs in years ahead.
One young man that Parker has seen grow and mature is Zach Goss. Goss was a 7th grader when Coach Parker started working with the youth program. Parker said the he saw a small skinny kid that had potential and look where he is now, a Senior that has had an excellent high school career and has verbally committed to play for Tennessee Tech.
The 2018 season holds expectations just as previous seasons and Coach Parker is ready to lead his team into battle. The Dragons start the season at home against a bigger and stronger Stone Mountain team. The ultimate goal for Parker and his Dragons is to play their best, execute their game plan and win games. Most importantly, put out young men who are ready to face the world after high school.
This week’s #TeamFYNSports Writer Player of the Week is Senior wide receiver Josh Cain. Cain led the Dragons in receiving this past Friday on the road at Heritage, finishing with 86 yards on 6 catches, & 1 touchdown. Cain also played the majority of the game on defense as well collecting 4 total tackles, 3 being solo. Cain also had two kick returns on the night for a total of 35 yards. For the season, Cain is 2nd on the team in receptions with 31, 2nd in receiving yards with 400, & tied for 2nd in receiving touchdowns with 2.
Be sure to come out to North Murray tomorrow night to see Josh Cain and the rest of the Dragons as they compete in a mini-playoff for a chance at making the state playoffs. The mini-games between Pickens, Northwest Whitfield, & Southeast Whitfield will start at 7 p.m. with Pickens taking on the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield to start things off.
This week’s #TeamFYNSports Player of the Week is Punter/place kicker Michael Burrell. Burrell did a fine job punting last Friday against Ridgeland. He was able to bring down some tough snaps & avoided being brought down by a would be tackler on one attempt and managed to kick the ball away. Burrell punted the ball six times against Ridgeland averaging 37.8 yards per punt, his long on the night went 53 yards, & stuck two of the punts inside the 20-yd line. Burrell also went 3/3 on PATs, & contributed to the run game gaining 38 yards on 7 carries. On the season, Burrell has punted the ball 20 times, for a total of 705 yards, & is averaging 35.3 yards per attempt. Burrell is also 37-42 on PAT for the year. Burrell also has 26 total tackles on the season thus far with two fumble recoveries, as well as two forced fumbles, & six pass break ups. You can catch Burrell & the rest of the Pickens Dragons back at home this coming Friday as they host they LaFayette Ramblers in a crucial 6-AAAA match up. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Host #BKP sits down with PCHS head coach Chris Parker and his seniors to talk AAAA Region 6 football, graduation and life after Friday night.
BKP sits down with Coach Parker and RJ Casey to talk Dragon Football.
Coach Parker sits down with BKP and RJ to discuss last week’s game and the upcoming game against Ridgeland.
Coach Chris Parker breaks down the Pepperell game and looks ahead to the North Hall game.
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This week’s #TeamFYNSports Sports Writer Player of the Week are the PHS Dragons football seniors. The class of 2017 went 27-16 in their four years at PHS, hosting the school’s first playoff game since 2004, playing for a region title three straight seasons and making it to the playoffs for three straight seasons. One of the most successful 4 year periods in PHS history. We here at #TeamFYNSports thank these young men for their contributions to PHS during their time.