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Football: Brandon Worley tabbed as next head football coach for Jackson Co. Panthers

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Announcement expected be made official on Monday

Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic talks with Brandon Worley, R, who is expected to be officially hired Monday as the new head football coach at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He was introduced at Thursday's board of education work session by JCCHS athletic director Adam Lindsey, who was accompanied by Principal Dr. Pete Jones.

Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic talks with Brandon Worley, R, who is expected to be officially hired Monday as the new head football coach at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He was introduced at Thursday’s board of education work session by JCCHS athletic director Adam Lindsey,C, who was accompanied by Principal Dr. Pete Jones.

BY CHARLES PHELPS

cphelps@clickthepaper.com

JACKSON COUNTY – Dacula assistant football coach Brandon Worley was introduced to the Jackson County Board Of Education Thursday night and is expected to be voted, approved and introduced as the next head football coach of the Jackson County Panthers on Monday.

Former head coach Benji Harrison resigned last month from the same position and Jackson County athletic director Adam Lindsey said the school “immediately” began its search for his replacement.

“We knew going into this process what an important hire this is not only for our football team but for the community,” said Lindsey. “We had an astounding response by receiving 96 resumes mostly in state but also resumes from Florida, Alabama, North and South Carolina and as far away as Illinois.

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TENNIS: Jefferson boys sweep Morgan Co.; Lady Dragons fall in close match, 3-2

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Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1). See more scenes below in Charles Phelps' photo gallery.

Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1). See more scenes below in Charles Phelps’ photo gallery.

BY CHARLES PHELPS

cphelps@clickthepaper.com

JEFFERSON – The Jefferson Dragon boys’ tennis team moved to 3-2 on the year after a 5-0 sweep against in-region foe Morgan County.

Jefferson senior Jackson Howard downed Mason Devane in straight sets (6-1, 6-3), while senior Justin Harrison and freshman Blake Lathrop needed three sets to pick up the win.

Harrison defeated Matt Callaway (6-4, 3-6, 6-2). Lathrop dropped the first set and fought back to win the second set 7-5. A 12-point tiebreaker was played as the third set, which Lathrop dominated 7-1 to win the match.

Junior Alex Loven and freshman Del Jakins defeated Noah Harris and Sam Jones (6-1, 6-3) in doubles competition. Senior Hal Jarrett and sophomore Caleb Tyler also won their doubles match in straight sets (6-1, 6-1).

Jefferson’s No. 1 singles’ player junior Cailyn Dianni defeated Katherine Rittenhouse in straight sets (7-5, 6-4).

Jefferson’s No. 1 singles’ player junior Cailyn Dianni defeated Katherine Rittenhouse in straight sets (7-5, 6-4).

Lady Bulldogs 3, Lady Dragons 2

The Lady Dragons drop to 2-3 on the year after Wednesday’s loss.

Jefferson’s No. 1 singles’ player junior Cailyn Dianni defeated Katherine Rittenhouse in straight sets (7-5, 6-4). Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1).

Junior Rheagan Wessels lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-3). The duo of seniors Olivia Yates and Charley Beatty dropped the first set 8-7 on a tiebreaker. They lost the second set 6-4. The sophomore pair of Alana Edwards and Chiara Pate lost a close first set 7-5 and dropped the second set 6-1.

Jefferson tennis March 4 2015

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Freshman Blake Lathrop dominated in the tie-breaker to win the match against his Morgan County opponent.
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The girls' doubles lost their matches.
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Senior Justin Harrison needed three sets to win his match.
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Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1).
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Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1).
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Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1).
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Senior Olivia Yates teamed up with Charley Beatty but lost their doubles match.
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Senior Olivia Yates teamed up with Charley Beatty but lost their doubles match.
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Senior Olivia Yates teamed up with Charley Beatty but lost their doubles match.
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Junior Kadi Perry needed three sets to down Carley Henry (6-4, 3-6, 7-1).
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Junior Rheagan Wessels lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).
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Junior Rheagan Wessels lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).
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Junior Rheagan Wessels lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).
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Junior Rheagan Wessels lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).

Scenes from Jefferson vs. White County baseball action

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M28A6031Photographer Doug Chellew captured images of the Feb. 28 baseball action of Jefferson High School against White County. The Dragons won 9-1.

 Read more about the sports contests in the March 5 print edition of The Paper.

Dragons score three 2nd half goals, down Rabun Co. 4-2

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See the photo gallery by Charles Phelps below.

See the photo gallery by Charles Phelps below.

BY CHARLES PHELPS

cphelps@clickthepaper.com

JEFFERSON – Jefferson senior Richard Mendoza scored two goals in the Dragons’ 4-2 win over Rabun County on Tuesday.

Mendoza’s first goal was the lone first-half goal for either side and helped the Dragons carry a 1-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half, senior Mason Porras’ goal (34:18) gave the Dragons a 2-0 advantage. The Wildcats cut the deficit to 2-1 after a header found the net (30:32).

Mendoza stretched the lead back to two (3-1) with his second goal of the game on a penalty kick with under 22 minutes left in the game. The Wildcats responded quickly and cut the deficit back to one (3-2) with under 20 minutes to play.

But, Jefferson junior Diego Tello put the game away with a score off a corner kick with under 10 minutes to play.

Jefferson travels to Jackson County on Friday night.

Kilgore, Lady Dragons blank Rabun Co. 10-0

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Maryanne Kilgore manuevers the ball toward a score for the Jefferson Lady Dragons. See more scenes captured by Charles Phelps below.

Maryanne Kilgore manuevers the ball toward a score for the Jefferson Lady Dragons. See more scenes captured by Charles Phelps below.

BY CHARLES PHELPS

cphelps@clickthepaper.com

JEFFERSON – Maryanne Kilgore’s four goals (three in the first half) and two assists led the Jefferson Lady Dragons’ soccer team to a 10-0 victory over Rabun County on Tuesday.

Kayla Brown added two goals and two assists. Briana Rosales, Liz Williams, Karen Rubio and Payton Navas added goals as well.

The Lady Dragons led 6-0 at halftime behind Kilgore’s three first-half goals (35:49, 10:08, 4:56). Rosales (28:45), Brown (13:28) and Williams (8:50) added the other three goals.

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