Canes in College UPDATE
Posted Monday, December 9, 2019
It was a good weekend for a current Clemson football player from Cartersville High School.
Cartersville High grad Trevor Lawrence established a new ACC championship game record with four touchdown passes as the Clemson Tigers blew out Virginia, 62-17.
Trevor Lawrence (Clemson So., Cartersville) — Lawrence set an ACC Championship Game record with four touchdown passes, three of which went to Tee Higgins. The Tigers scored on their first five possessions en route to 619 total yards and a 62-17 win over Virginia. Lawrence was 16-for-22 for 302 passing yards and extended his streak of consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes to eight. Clemson, which advances to the Fiesta Bowl and a fifth-straight College Football Playoff appearance against Ohio State, won its 19th overall and sixth consecutive ACC Championship. The Tigers are 13-0.
Nedu Evans (Augusta Fr., Cartersville) — The Jaguars’ historic season came to an end Saturday with a NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 loss to Carson-Newman, 3-0. The match was the championship match of the Southeast Regional. Evans was a starter and played in all three sets of the final match. She accumulated a dig, two kills and four blocks in the loss. In the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Augusta beat USC-Aiken and Wingate. Evans totaled 15 kills and three digs in those two victories. Augusta finished the season with a 29-9 record and a Peach Belt Conference title.
Kimora McClinic (Middle Georgia Jr., Cartersville) — McClinic scored eight points with four rebounds, one steal and one assist in the Knights’ 79-55 home win last Wednesday over Carver Bible. MGSU (5-3, 0-1 Southern States Athletic Conference) has some time off before playing at Kennesaw State Dec. 31.
Jaylon Pugh — (Furman So., Cartersville) — Pugh scored 11 points and was 3-for-4 from behind the arc in last Thursday’s 81-78 loss at Auburn. Pugh also grabbed a pair of rebounds in the game. He also made both 3-point shot attempts, scoring six points in Sunday’s 84-72 home win over USC-Upstate and also saw action in a 65-55 loss last Monday at South Florida. The Paladins (8-3) host North Greenville Wednesday night and will entertain Winthrop Saturday night.
— Charles Wilson of Bartow Sports Zone contributed to this report.