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Newton’s Justin Benton sacks Archer quarterback Carter Peevy during a 2019 game.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end burst onto the scene in 2019 for the Rams and made an instant impact after finishing the season with 79 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, nine sacks and two caused fumbles. Benton’s nine sacks ranks him tied for third in the area this season.

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Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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