As our team has been doing some reflecting on this past football season for the GHSA, we have narrowed down our top 3 games of the year we covered in 2020.
- Fannin vs Pace Academy 1st round GHSA 2a playoffs
Fannin 28 Pace 21
This was the lone playoff matchup to make our list. Fannin played host to Pace Academy the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in a game that was close in its entirety. Both teams were tied at a touchdown a piece heading into the locker room, but coming out of the halftime gate Pace jumped out to a 21-7 lead, the largest deficit Fannin had seen all year. The resiliency of the Rebels paid off however, as they were able to put up 28 unanswered points and win the ball game 28-21.
- Union vs Fannin week 1
Fannin 24 Union 20
In the first game of the year for both the Panthers and the Rebels, we were able to watch an instant classic. This was perhaps the only game this year in which the Panthers were fully healthy, and they played up to their potential. There is a lot of history between these two teams and this game is tagged by the locals as the “Border War”. Fannin took a 17-14 lead into halftime thanks to a Jack Catner field goal. Logan Helcher was able to find paydirt late in the 3rd quarter however and give Union their first lead of the game. Fannin was able to answer with about 5 minutes left in the game, as Andre Bivens scored on a 25 yard TD pass from Luke Holloway. Union got the ball back and was putting together a good drive of their own until Cason Owensby intercepted a Panther pass attempt, sealing the game for the Rebels and kick starting their undefeated regular season run.
- Gilmer vs Union final week of regular season
Union 7 Gilmer 0
As you can tell by the final score, defense dominated this game. Union County was riddled with injuries offensively, but their defense was still able to stonewall the Gilmer Bobcats offense, not allowing them to score a single point. JJ Littles was able to pick off a pass for the Panthers in the second quarter, and their offense capitalized as Jonah Daniel punched in a TD for the only points in the ballgame. Unions Defense held on and they won the game on a single score.
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The Towns County Indians welcomed the Fannin Lady Rebels to their home field on Monday for a non region softball match up. The Lady Indians have had rough 2018 season thus far but all can change with one swing of the bat. Towns has not scored a lot of runs in most games but in others they have scored enough to normally get a win. Monday was one of those games.
In the first inning both teams were unable to put anything on the board. The Lady Rebels score two runs in the top half of inning #2 and without hesitation the Lady Indians answered with five of their on in the bottom half. With the momentum now in the favor of Towns, it would have been easy for the Rebels to lay down. Unfortunately they did not putting 3 more up in the top half of the third to knot things up at five each. The Lady Indians would have a few opportunities in the bottom of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings and couldn’t get any runners across the plate.
The Fannin Lady Rebels would take the lead for good in the sixth inning scoring one and add seven more to the board in the front end of the seventh. Towns scratched two rund in the last half but could not match the number put up by their opponent. Taking a late heartbreaking loss to the Fannin Lady Rebels, Abby Mauldin pitched all seven innings allowing just 3 hits. Mauldin also gave up 8 walks and had 6 strikeouts. The story in this game were the Lady Indian Miscues in the field. Towns had 5 errors in the top half of the seventh which weighed heavy in the big inning for Fannin.
Several Lady Indians had a good day at the plate helping score enough runs to win the game. Sophia Shook and Ella Burry both had a hit and scored 1 run. Other Lady Indians who had a good day were Rylie Livingston was 1-3 with a walk, a strikeout and scored a run, Jayce Young was 2-4 with 1 run scored, 1 RBI and had 2 strikeouts. The Lady Indians had 6 hits on the day at the plate and in the field there were 9 errors for the game.
Next up for the Towns County Lady Indians will be a trip to Hebron Cgristian Academy on Thursday August 30th for a region game. The scheduled start time is 4:45 PM.
The Lady Indians traveled to the home of the Fannin Lady Rebels on Monday for a non region competition on the high school softball field. With both teams coming in with close to the same records, on paper one would’ve expected a close game. That is what we had heading on to the fourth when the score quickly changed.
The top of the first started off well for the Lady Indians. Lead off batter Lea Neumyer laced a line drive to left field reaching first base. This hit was followed up by a Kennedi Henson double to center field that scored Neumyer all the way from first and gave Towns their only run and lead in the game. From that point onward the Lady Indians were held scoreless in the game. Towns out did Fannin 7 to 5 in the hit column but where it counts was in favor of the Lady Rebels. Fannin tied the game briefly in the third and broke open the scoring gates in the bottom half of the fourth. With 10 Lady Rebels stepping to the plate, four batters reached by hit and four reached either by walk or hit by pitch. In this blast of offense Fannin pushed 7 runs across the plate for a big 8-1 lead. The Lady Rebels added a big run on the board in the last half of the fifth inning giving them the 9-1 GHSA mercy rule victory.
Entering the circle for the Lady Indians were Abby Mauldin, Kennedi Henson and Natalie Smith. These three ladies combined in throwing 106 pitches and a total of 5 hits and 4 strikeouts. Playing a big factor in the Fannin runs was the 8 walks allowed by Towns Co. pitchers in the game 7 of the 9 runs scored were earned and the Lady Indians defense committed 4 errors in the loss to the Lady Rebels. At the plate Lea Neumyer was 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored and Kennedi Henson had 2 hits in 3 appearances at the plate with 1 RBI. Three batters had 1 hit each in the game for the Lady Indians.
Hebron Christian Academy will make their way to the home of the Lady Indians on Tuesday for a 4:45 PM start time.
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The Fannin County High School Rebels traveled to Towns County Monday for tennis action against the Indians.
Fannin left Hiawassee with a 4-1 victory under its belt.
In singles action, Rebel Trevor Neal picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Caleb Clark. Bradley Benson secured the only Indians victory of the day, defeating Paul Walker 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Fannin player Blake Cobb beat Luke Woody 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles matches saw Aaron Walden and Grant Fitts defeat Chayton McClure and Owen Blanchard, 6-2 and 6-1 and the combination of Clayton Carrier and Ben Finley best Luke Ledford and Kendall Bernard 8-3.
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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. | Young Harris College led wire-to-wire as the Mountain Lions opened their home schedule with a 88-66 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Clark Atlanta University Wednesday (Nov. 18) evening at the YHC Basketball Arena.
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. | Virginia Scott scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack as the Young Harris College women’s basketball team opened their 2015-16 season with a 94-59 non-conference victory over Hiwassee College Tuesday (Nov. 17) evening at the YHC Basketball Arena.
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. | Young Harris College rallied for two second half goals as the Mountain Lions defeated Limestone College 2-1 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Tournament Sunday (Nov. 15) afternoon at the YHC Soccer and Lacrosse Field.