1979 CLASS A STATE CHAMPS

 

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1970 SEASON
HEAD COACH: JOHNNY INGRAM
REGION 3-A
RECORD: (4-3) 5-5
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
0 9/4 - @ Lincoln County* 18
7 9/11 - @ Warren County* 34
26 9/25 - AQUINAS* 16
21 10/2 - TREUTLEN COUNTY 7
14 10/9 - @ Hephzibah* 6
22 10/16 - @ Vidalia 28
26 10/23 - @ Louisville* 6
10 10/30 - CLAXTON 12
6 11/6 - HARLEM* 12
49 11/13 - HANCOCK COUNTY* 6
181   145

Comments: Johnny Keyton rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns to lead the Trojans.


1971 SEASON
HEAD COACH: JIM SAMPSON
REGION 3-A
RECORD: (1-4-2) 2-6-2
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
7 9/3 - LINCOLN COUNTY* 20
0 9/10 - WARREN COUNTY* 6
0 9/24 - @ Aquinas* 12
24 10/1 - @ Treutlen County 6
14 10/8 - HEPHZIBAH* 14
21 10/15 - VIDALIA 44
19 10/22 - LOUISVILLE(HC)* 19
0 10/29 - @ Claxton 26
13 11/5 - @ Harlem* 28
33 11/12 - @ Hancock County* 6
131   181

Comments:  Junior James Marshall rushes for more than 1,000 yards.


1972 SEASON
HEAD COACH: MIKE GATES
REGION 3-A EAST
RECORD: (4-1) 8-2
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
14 9/1 - LOUISVILLE 15
26 9/8 - @ G. M. C. 21
78 9/15 - TREUTLEN 6
33 9/22 - @ Wrens 22
35 9/29 - HEPHZIBAH 12
35 10/6 - @ Jones County* 0
0 10/13 - @ Cochran* 20
35 10/20 - EAST LAURENS* 0
14 10/27 - @ Wilkinson County* 0
23 11/3 - @ Monticello* 8
293   104

Comments:  The Trojans finished the season tied with Cochran for the region title but Cochran was declared region champions by virtue of their victory over the Trojans.


1973 SEASON
HEAD COACH: MIKE GATES
REGION 3-A EAST
RECORD: (1-4) 5-5
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
6 8/31 - LOUISVILLE 7
27 9/7 - @ G. M. C. 0
47 9/14 - TREUTLEN 8
33 9/21 - @ Wrens 7
19 9/29 - HEPHZIBAH 2
2 10/5 - @ *Jones County 13
6 10/12 - @ *Cochran 34
7 10/19 - *EAST LAURENS 0
12 10/26 - @ *Wilkinson County 17
19 11/02 - @ *Monticello 36
178   124

Comments: The Trojans were led by Clemson signee William Scott.  Scott finished the season with 920 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns in 9 games.  Playing defensive back Scott also had 9 interceptions (2 for TD), 4 fumble recoveries and 43 individual tackles.  He finished his career with 2,168 yards and 32 touchdowns.


1974 SEASON
HEAD COACH: RUSS QUAY
REGION 3-A SOUTH
RECORD: (1-5) 3-7
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
7 8/30 - MT. De SALES 20
7 9/6 - WILKINSON COUNTY 3
1 9/13 - WASHINGTON COUNTY 0
6 9/20 - @ G. M. C. 24
7 9/27 - @ *West Laurens 13
6 10/11 - *TELFAIR COUNTY 7
0 10/18 - *HAWKINSVILLE 22
12 10/25 - @ *Cochran 30
0 11/1 - @ *East Laurens 28
12 11/8 - @ *Wilcox County 6
58   153

Comments: The Trojans ended the season with only 13 players, some of whom had just moved up from the B-Team.  Injuries and a hard-nosed coach took their toll on the team.


1975 SEASON
HEAD COACH: RICKY SMITH
REGION 3-A SOUTH
RECORD: (3-3) 3-7
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
7 8/29 - @ Mt. De Sales 14
7 9/5 - @ Wilkinson County 32
0 9/12 - @ Washington County 22
30 9/19 - G. M. C. 31
40 9/26 - *WEST LAURENS 14
7 10/10 - @ *Telfair County 6
0 10/17 - @ *Hawkinsville 14
0 10/24 - *COCHRAN 40
20 10/31 - *EAST LAURENS (HC) 28
4 11/07 - WILCOX COUNTY 0
115   201

Comments:  The Trojans start the season with four losses but recover to win three of the last six games in Ricky Smith's first season.


1976 SEASON
HEAD COACH: RICKY SMITH
REGION 3-A EAST
RECORD: (3-2-1) 6-3-1
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
33 9/3 - @ G. M. C. 0
13 9/10 - WEST LAURENS 12
0 9/17 - @ Dublin 34
39 9/24 - @ *D. F. Douglass 22
31 10/01 - AQUINAS 13
6 10/08 - *COCHRAN 6
28 10/15 - @ *Telfair County 8
7 10/22 - *WILKINSON COUNTY 21
21 10/29 - *HAWKINSVILLE 12
19 11/05 - @ *EAST LAURENS 23
197   151

Comments: Clay Chester rushed for 1,125 yards to lead the Trojans.


1977 SEASON
HEAD COACH: RICKY SMITH
ASST. COACHES: TOM JORDAN, DAVID JONES, CURTIS DIXON
REGION 3-A EAST
RECORD: (3-3) 6-4
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
56 9/02 - G. M. C. 6
21 9/09 - @ West Laurens 0
12 9/16 - @ Dublin 34
35 9/23 - *D. F. DOUGLASS 20
52 9/30 - @ Aquinas 14
0 10/07 - @ *Cochran 6
19 10/14 - *TELFAIR COUNTY (HC) 24
14 10/21 - @ *Wilkinson County 19
21 10/28 - @ *Hawkinsville 13
24 11/04 - *EAST LAURENS 0
254   136

Comments:  Wannie Cason finished the season with 1,208 yards rushing.  Sophomore Fullback Herschel Walker rushed for over 900 yards.  Both running backs scored 12 touchdowns with Herschel adding a conversion. 


1978 SEASON
HEAD COACH: GARY PHILLIPS
REGION 3-A CHAMPIONS
RECORD: (4-2) 9-4
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
26 9/01 - WEST LAURENS 0
21 9/08 - WILKINSON COUNTY 7
12 9/15 - @ East Laurens 0
21 9/22 - *Metter 13
20 9/29 - BLECKLEY COUNTY 27
13 10/06 - @ *Savannah Country Day 14
10 10/13 - *E. C. I. 14
13 10/20 - @ *Metter 7
13 10/27 - *SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY 7
20 11/03 - @ *E. C. I. 17
169   106
47 11/10 - TOOMBS CENTRAL 12
20 11/17 - SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY 0
18 11/24 - @ Charlton County 35

254

  153

Comments:   Junior Herschel Walker rolled up over 1800 yards in leading the Trojans to their first region championship in 19 years.


1979 SEASON
HEAD COACH: GARY PHILLIPS
REGION 3-A
RECORD: (5-1) 14-1
   
JOCO SCORE OPPONENT OPP SCORE
32 8/31 - @ West Laurens 13
37 9/07 - @ Wilkinson County 6
47 9/15 - EAST LAURENS 7
19 9/21 - @ *Metter 6
28 9/28 - @ Bleckley County 7
25 10/05 - *SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY 0
0 10/12 - @ *E. C. I. 3
21 10/19 - *METTER 12
31 10/26 - @ *Savannah Country Day 8
32 11/02 - *E. C. I. 7
272   69
49 11/09 - TREUTLEN 0
32 11/16 - @ E. C. I. 19
21 11/23 - CHARLTON CO. 0
21 11/30 - MT. De SALES 0
35 12/07 - FELDWOOD 17
430   105

Comments:  The Trojans, led by Herschel Walker won their second consecutive Region 3-A championship and their first State Championship.  Herschel finished the season with 3,167 yards.  He finished his career with 6,137 yards on 784 carries and scored a total of 86 touchdowns.


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