Cartersville Athletes After High School Update
Cade Archer (Reinhardt Fr., Cartersville) — Archer recorded one offensive rebound in an 81-77 road loss to Montreat (North Carolina) Saturday in Appalachian Athletic Conference action. Archer didn’t see any playing time in a 69-54 defeat against Truett McConnell Wednesday.
Kimora McClinic (Middle Georgia State Jr., Cartersville) — McClinic scored two points in each of the Knights’ games over the past seven days. She added one rebound in 16 total minutes in losses to Vorhees (67-45) and Brenau (92-86).
Jaylon Pugh (Furman So., Cartersville) — Pugh went 4-of-6 from deep, scoring six points apiece, in wins over Charleston Southern (91-47) and Southern Wesleyan (83-61) last week. He also had one rebound in each game.
Terry Berdin (Reinhardt So., Cartersville) — Berdin had a 13-yard gain on his only carry in Saturday’s 63-0 blowout win over visiting Union. Reinhardt finished the regular season with a 9-2 record. The Eagles will face Marian in the first round of the NAIA FCS championship Saturday in Indianapolis.
Dalen Curtis (Brevard Jr., Cartersville) — Curtis was a starter but had no other stats in a 42-3 rout of Greensboro College (North Carolina) Saturday on the road.
Sean Holton (Davidson Jr., Cartersville) — As starting free safety, Holton finished with two tackles in Davidson’s 42-14 win over Stetson Saturday in DeLand, Florida.
JaCorey Johns (Wake Forest R-Fr., Cartersville) — A starter at defensive end, Johns recorded four tackles (two solo) in a 52-3 loss to third-ranked Clemson Saturday away from home.
Bradley Kirk (Shorter So., Cartersville) — Kirk finished with five tackles, including three solo, in Saturday’s 42-3 loss at Florida Tech.
Trevor Lawrence (Clemson So., Cartersville) — Lawrence picked apart Wake Forest, completing 21 of 27 passes for 272 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-3 rout Saturday over arguably the second-best team in the ACC. His first three scores went to Tee Higgins — two 14-yarders and a 30-yarder. Two of the touchdowns came in the final 42 seconds of the first half, including the 30-yard score with 13 ticks remaining. He also had a 10-yard TD pass to Frank Ladson Jr. Clemson has an open date this week ahead of a rivalry clash with South Carolina to end the regular season Nov. 30 in Columbia.
Nick Root (Carson-Newman R-Fr., Cartersville) — Root saw action for the Eagles in a dominant 42-13 home win over Tusculum Saturday in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Avery Showell (Georgia Tech R-So., Cartersville) — Showell finished with three tackles, including two solo, in a 45-0 loss to Virginia Tech Saturday in Atlanta.
Bryce Wilkins (Reinhardt So., Cartersville) — Wilkins made the participation report for the Eagles’ lopsided win Saturday.
Payton Putzer (Young Harris Jr., Cartersville) — Putzer started and played 71 minutes in a 3-0 loss to North Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference tournament. The Mountain Lions finished the season with a 6-11 overall record.