Cartersville Athletes After High School Update
Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Former Cartersville athletes had impressive showings across a multitude of sports this past week.
Trevor Lawrence played just snap into the second quarter, but the former Cartersville High quarterback still managed to give Clemson a 24-0 lead in that span in an eventual 52-10 rout of Charlotte.
A former county cross country athlete competed in the collegiate portion of the Wingfoot Classic, which was held at Sam Smith Park. Parker Breedlove, a former Cane turned Reinhardt runner.
Elsewhere, Grace Hunter helped Brewton-Parker volleyball to another victory, and Payton Putzer fired home two goals to lift Young Harris women’s soccer team to a win.
Sam Howard (Colorado Rockies; Cartersville) — Howard made relief appearances Friday and Sunday in a series at the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Friday, he was inserted in the fourth inning with the Rockies up 4-3 but no outs and two runners on base. Howard retired pitcher Clayton Kershaw on a sacrifice bunt and then was touched for back-to-back singles by Enrique Hernandez and Max Muncy as the Dodgers took a 5-4 lead. A.J. Pollack then hit a three-run home run and Cody Bellinger walked before Howard was removed. He was charged with three earned runs. In Sunday’s appearance, he was inserted with two outs in the eighth. The lefty gave up a line drive single to Ian Desmond, and then was removed in a 7-4 Dodgers win. In 17 MLB appearances this season, Howard is 1-0 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings pitched. He was the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes Pitcher of the Year with 42 appearances, a 4-1 record, and a 3.91 ERA in just over 50 innings pitched prior to rejoining the Rockies in September. Colorado is 67-89 with six games remaining. The Rockies close out the season with a three-game series at San Francisco today through Thursday and a three-game home set with Milwaukee this weekend.
Terry Berdin (Reinhardt So., Cartersville) — Berdin had 10 yards rushing on five carries Saturday with a long run of 5 yards in the NAIA eighth-ranked Eagles’ 14-12 loss at Keiser University (Florida). Reinhardt (3-1) will play its final nonconference game Saturday at Kennesaw State.
Trey Creamer (Fort Scott So., Cartersville) — Creamer was credited with one tackle in Saturday’s home 27-7 loss to Hutchinson CC. The Greyhounds (2-1, 2-1) host Independence CC this Saturday.
Jonathan Cruz (Charlotte So., Cartersville) — Cruz made a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter, converted a third quarter PAT and had three kickoffs for a 34.3-yard average (one went out of bounds) in the 49ers’ 52-10 loss at No. 1 Clemson. Charlotte (2-2) begins Conference USA play Saturday afternoon with a homecoming game against Florida Atlantic.
Dalen Curtis (Brevard College Jr., Cartersville) — The former high school offensive lineman has now seen action as a fullback and a tight end at the collegiate level. He played some tight end Saturday in the Tornadoes’ 27-6 home win over Christopher Newport University. Since their opener was canceled, this was the first game of the year for Brevard (1-0). The Tornadoes travel to Allen University (South Carolina) Saturday night.
Dadrian Dennis (University of the Cumberlands Fr., Cartersville) — Dennis did not get in the box score, but he was listed as a participant in the NAIA 14th-ranked Patriots’ 45-14 Thursday night win at home over Webber International University (Florida). UC (2-0) will host Union College (Kentucky) this Saturday night.
Miller Forristall (Alabama R-Jr., Cartersville) — Forristall caught a 1 yard in the second quarter Saturday during the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide’s 49-7 blowout of visiting Southern Miss. Alabama (4-0) hosts Ole Miss Saturday afternoon.
Grant Harris (Victor Valley CC So., Cartersville) — Harris had four tackles, including two solo, and one for a loss, but the Rams lost their home opener to Southwestern CC 41-17 Saturday night. VVCC (1-2) hosts Santa Ana CC this Saturday night.
Sean Holton (Davidson Jr., Cartersville) — Holton saw action in the Wildcats’ 31-29 loss Saturday at Campbell. The host Camels made a 50-yard field goal with 0:06 remaining after Davidson had taken a 29-28 lead 17 seconds earlier. Davidson (3-1) will try to bounce back from its first loss of the year in two weeks at Morehead State. It will be the Wildcats’ first Pioneer Football League conference game of the year.
Bradley Kirk (Shorter So., Cartersville) — Kirk had two tackles Saturday in the Hawks’ 30-23 loss at Fort Valley State. Shorter (0-3) hosts NCAA D-II top-ranked Valdosta State this Saturday night.
Trevor Lawrence (Clemson So., Cartersville) — Lawrence threw a pair of touchdown passes with the first to Tee Higgins — a 58-yarder on his first attempt of the game — and a 2-yarder to Cornell Powell to end his day early. The No. 1-ranked Tigers cruised to a 52-10 win over visiting Charlotte. In limited playing time due to a big early lead, the starter was 7-for-9 passing for 94 yards before giving way to two backups. Clemson (4-0, 2-0 ACC) travels to North Carolina Saturday.
Parker Breedlove (Reinhardt Fr., Cartersville) — Breedlove ran 99th overall and seventh for his team as the Eagles placed sixth of 15 colleges and universities at the Atlanta Track Club’s Wingfoot XC Classic Friday night. In the collegiate event won by South Alabama, Breedlove completed the 8k course at Sam Smith Park in 29:52. Next for Reinhardt is the Royals XC Challenge Oct. 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Lindsey Bonner (York, Jr., Cartersville) — Bonner finished 19th overall and had the sixth-best score for her team as the Spartans won the seven-team, 36-hole Gettysburg Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. York, which won via a tiebreaker, plays Monday and today at the Bridgewater Fall Invitational hosted by Bridgewater College (Virginia).
Marissa Mowry (Anderson So., Cartersville) — Mowry started both of the Trojans’ games this past week as they beat Newberry at home 3-1 but lost 3-0 at Wingate Saturday. She played all 45 minutes of the first half Wednesday and logged all 90 minutes of Saturday’s game. Anderson (2-2, 1-1 South Atlantic Conference) hosts Lander Wednesday night and Carson-Newman Saturday night.
Madison Putzer (Young Harris Jr., Cartersville) — Putzer subbed in for her twin sister in the 41st minute Saturday and closed out the first half as the Mountain Lions defeated Emmanuel 4-2 for their first win of the season.
Payton Putzer (Young Harris Jr., Cartersville) — Putzer scored her first two goals of the season as the Mountain Lions defeated previously unbeaten Emmanuel 4-2 in a nonconference match Wednesday night. Her first goal came in the eighth minute with a shot in the right corner of the net. Putzer’s insurance goal came off a rebound to put YHC up 4-1 in the 61st minute. She had one other shot in the first five minutes but it was wide. The Mountain Lions (1-4) travel to Flagler College Saturday afternoon for a Peach Belt Conference match.
Courtney Rhea (Berry So., Cartersville) — Rhea played 25 minutes at the beginning of the second half in the Vikings’ 3-0 loss at Covenant College last Tuesday night. Berry also played Bellhaven to a 1-1 draw Saturday. Berry (5-2-1) plays at Sewanee Saturday afternoon to begin Southern Athletic Association action.
Nedu Evans (Augusta Fr., Cartersville) — Evans had four assists in a win over Belmont Abbey last Tuesday and had three digs in a win over Southern Arkansas Saturday. The Jaguars went 4-0 for the week with additional wins over West Alabama and Montevallo. Augusta (9-2) has a home match with Limestone tonight and travels to Shorter Saturday.
Grace Hunter (Brewton-Parker Fr., Cartersville) — Hunter was credited with 11 kills, three assists and two digs last Wednesday in the Barons’ 3-0 win at Agnes Scott. Hunter added five kills, an ace and five digs in a loss at Southeastern University Saturday. BPC (2-12) also had losses during the week at Florida College and against Keiser University, but those match stats were not available. The Barons played at Savannah State Monday night, host Agnes Scott Wednesday and start Southern States Athletic Association play Friday night at home against University of Mobile and Saturday against Loyola (Louisiana) University.
— Charles Wilson of Bartow Sports Zone contributed to this report.