HAMPTON - The Hampton High Hornets picked up their second win on the season and first in region play with a 20-13 victory over the Salem Seminoles Friday night.

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BUFORD -- A failed fourth down attempt from the Buford 2-yard line with 48 seconds remaining in the first half is a play the Rams would like to have back.

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There is only one running back in the Rockdale, Newton area that has three consecutive 100-yard rushing performances to begin the season. His name is Connor Mack and he totes the ball for Rockdale County. Mack has carried the ball 49 times for 342 yards, an average of 6.9 yards per carry.

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Newton’s Hayden Pearson turned in her best pitching performance of the season in a 4-0 victory over Archer earlier this month. The sophomore tossed seven innings of six-hit, no-run ball while striking out three. Pearson’s victory in the circle against the Tigers marked the first in program h…

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LAWRENCEVILLE -- Newton head softball coach Virginia Tucker-Smith knew long before her team took the field at Archer Tuesday evening that the hosts would be ready after their 4-0 shutout loss to the Rams in their first meeting two weeks ago.

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When Caleb Byrd tabbed Georgia Southern as his first official visit, he didn’t know at the time that less than a week later, he would be making his college commitment known via social media.

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The old Southeastern Conference motto, “it just means more,” is the best way Rockdale County Athletic Director Chad Suddeth can describe the yearly meeting between the city of Conyers’ two oldest programs.

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Each week during the high school football season, the Citizen will honor a Fans Choice Football Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week. Voting begins Monday and closes Thursday at RockdaleNewtonCitizen.com. The winner will be honored in the print and web versions of the Citizen.

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