Cartersville Athletes After High School Update
A.J. Mosby (Cartersville) — Mosby was waived by the College Park Skyhawks Nov. 3 just days prior to the team’s season opener in the NBA G League.
Cade Archer (Reinhardt Fr., Cartersville) — Archer scored five points with three rebounds and one assist Friday night in 12 minutes of playing time during a 109-55 exhibition loss at Georgia Southern. He also had one steal in two minutes during a 67-48 loss Wednesday to visiting Point. He added one assist in four minutes of action Saturday in a 66-65 win over Bluefield (Virginia). Reinhardt (2-2, 1-1 Appalachian Athletic Conference) hosts Truett McConnell Wednesday night and travels to Montreat (North Carolina) Saturday afternoon.
Kimora McClinic (Middle Georgia State Jr., Cartersville) — McClinic did not record any statistics in limited playing time last Tuesday during a 76-59 win at home over Voorhees College (South Carolina). The Knights (4-0) travel to Voorhees Tuesday night at play at Brenau Thursday.
Jaylon Pugh (Furman So., Cartersville) — Pugh saw four minutes in both of the Paladins wins this past week. Furman (2-0) won at Gardner-Webb and at home over Loyola Chicago. Pugh totaled two rebounds, two steals and two points in his brief appearances. The Paladins play at Charleston Southern Tuesday night and will host Southern Wesleyan Friday night.
Jonathan Cruz (Charlotte So., Cartersville) — Cruz made a pair of third-quarter field goals, converted two PATs and booted six kickoffs for a 40.2-yard average with one touchback as the 49ers beat visiting UTEP 28-21. Cruz made a 45-yard field goal with 11:50 to go in the third quarter that narrowed Charlotte’s deficit to 21-10. Then after a 49ers touchdown and 2-point play, he made a 34-yard field goal with 0:44 remaining in the third period to knot the score at 21-all. Charlotte (5-5, 3-3 C-USA) has now won three straight going into a bye week. The 49ers will host Marshall Nov. 23.
Dalen Curtis (Brevard Jr., Cartersville) — Curtis was a starter but had no other stats in the Tornadoes’ 10-9 home conference win over Averett. Brevard (6-3, 4-2) finishes the regular season Saturday at Greensboro College (North Carolina).
Sean Holton (Davidson Jr., Cartersville) — Holton started at free safety and finished with five total tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, as the Wildcats won big at Butler Saturday, 52-10. Davidson (7-3, 4-2 Pioneer League) travels to take on Stetson this Saturday afternoon in Deland, Florida.
JaCorey Johns (Wake Forest R-Fr., Cartersville) — Johns made eight tackles, including one for a loss, but the Demon Deacons suffered a 36-17 loss at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The loss knocked Wake out of the Top 25 in both polls. The Demon Deacons (7-2, 3-2 ACC) travel to third-ranked and unbeaten Clemson Saturday afternoon.
Bradley Kirk (Shorter So., Cartersville) — Kirk broke up a pass in the third quarter and made a fourth-quarter tackle as the Hawks defeated Allen 37-7 Saturday for their first win of the season. Shorter (1-9, 0-7 Gulf South Conference) closes out the season with a conference game Saturday at Florida Tech.
Trevor Lawrence (Clemson So., Cartersville) — Lawrence helped lead the third-ranked Tigers to an ACC championship game berth in a 55-10 win Saturday at N.C. State. Lawrence completed 20 of 27 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns. He became the first Clemson quarterback to pass for three touchdowns in five consecutive games. The sophomore also rushed for a career-high 59 yards on eight attempts and reached the end zone once on the ground. He now is responsible for 30 touchdowns (23 passing, seven rushing) this season. The Tigers (10-0, 7-0 ACC) host Wake Forest Saturday afternoon.
Nick Root (Carson-Newman R-Fr., Cartersville) — Root saw action for the Eagles as they won at Limestone, 42-35. CNU (7-2, 5-2 South Atlantic Conference) entertains Tusculum this Saturday afternoon.
Avery Showell (Georgia Tech R-So., Cartersville) — Showell was credited with a tackle on the second-half opening kickoff in the Yellow Jackets’ 33-28 loss at Virginia. Georgia Tech (2-7, 1-5 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon.
Parker Breedlove (Reinhardt Fr., Cartersville) — Breedlove placed 70th out of 119 runners at the Appalachian Athletic Conference championships Saturday at the 8K course at Boling Park in Canton. Breedlove covered the course in 29:59.47. The Eagles finished fourth out of 12 teams — behind champion Milligan, Montreat and SCAD Atlanta.
Marissa Mowry (Anderson So., Cartersville) — Mowry played 26 minutes last Wednesday in a 1-0 loss at Queens (North Carolina) and played all 90 minutes of a 2-0 conference tournament quarterfinal loss Saturday at Wingate. The Trojans finished the season with a 7-9 record. For the season, Mowry started every game and took two shots.
Madison Putzer (Young Harris Jr., Cartersville) — Putzer played 33 minutes in a 2-0 home loss Friday to UNC-Pembroke. The Mountain Lions (6-10) play in the Peach Belt Conference quarterfinals Tuesday at North Georgia.
Payton Putzer (Young Harris Jr., Cartersville) — Putzer played 48 minutes in the defeat to UNC-Pembroke.
Nedu Evans (Augusta Fr., Cartersville) — Evans had three kills and a pair of block assists last Tuesday in a three-set sweep of Georgia College. She also added a block assist in a five-set loss at Francis Marion last Friday afternoon. Augusta (22-8, 6-4 Peach Belt Conference) hosts USC-Aiken Friday night and Lander Saturday afternoon.
Grace Hunter (Brewton-Parker Fr., Cartersville) — The Barons lost a home, five-set match to Fort Valley State. They also dropped straight set matches on the road Friday and Saturday at William Carey (Mississippi), Mobile (Alabama) and Loyola (Louisiana). Hunter saw action in 14 sets and totaled 19 kills in those four match losses. BPC finished the regular season with a 4-29 mark.
— Charles Wilson of Bartow Sports Zone contributed to this report.