Tifton Gazette


October 6, 2012

Irwin tramples Telfair Trojans

TIFTON — You know you are having a good night when your leading rusher leaves in the second quarter with 163 yards on six carries.

That was the case for the Irwin County Indians Friday night as they defeated the Telfair County Trojans, 55-21, in a Region 2-A contest in Ocilla.

Irwin’s Robert Moore scored two of Irwin’s first five touchdowns and averaged 27.2 yards per carry. He didn’t play again after his second touchdown with 7:08 left in he second quarter.

The Indians had 467 yards of total offense in the game, averaging 14.6 yards per offensive play.

Irwin got touchdowns in the game from Donte Studstill, 25 and 19-yard runs; James Curtis, 2-yard run; Ryan Peterson, 32-yard run; Moore, 51 and 86-yard runs; T.J. Wynn, 35-yard run; and Petro Goolsby, 86-yard run. Eric Contreras had five extra points in the game, while Studstill also scored on a 2-point conversion.

Other than a 65-yard kickoff return in the first half, Telfair’s only scores came against Irwin reserves in the second half.

Irwin’s other leading rushers were Goolsby, 1-86; Peterson, 5-71; Studstill 3-55; Wynn, 5-50; and Marques Woodard, 1-15.

Kyle Posey was 2-for-2 passing the game for 30 yards, while Clay Paulk was 1-for-4 for 6.

Jakyron Young had 1 catch for 16 yards, Karsen Wynn had 1 catch for 14 yards and Moore had 1 catch for 6 yards.

Irwin is now 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the region. The Indians will play one of their oldest and fiercest rivals, the Clinch County Panthers, in Homerville Friday night in another league tilt. Clinch had this week off, and is standing at 1-0 in the league with a 17-9 win over Telfair.

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

    LEOs and first responders honored at banquet

    A room full of local law enforcement and first responders were honored Thursday night by the Tifton Elks Lodge at their annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet for their service in the community.
    Prior to the awards being given out, Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, welcomed everyone, and the invocation and pledge were led by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard.

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