Sept. 25 football roundup
Devin Barnett slips away from a Sandy Creek tackler. He scored the Panthers’ lone touchdown.

Sept. 25 football roundup

Editor’s Note: This is a sampling of our football coverage from the action on Friday, September 25. For our full sports coverage, subscribe to the Fayette County News by calling 770-461-6317.

 

Starr’s Mill tops Sandy Creek 10-7 in defensive battle

There wasn’t much scoring, but the Starr’s Mill Panthers tallied as many points as they needed, beating the Sandy Creek Patriots 10-7 Friday night. 

The victory was quintessential Starr’s Mill football. Against a team more physically gifted, the Panthers did the little things right to slay Goliath again.

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Starr’s Mill tops Sandy Creek 10-7 in defensive battle
Devin Barnett slips away from a Sandy Creek tackler. He scored the Panthers’ lone touchdown.

Starr’s Mill tops Sandy Creek 10-7 in defensive battle

There wasn’t much scoring, but the Starr’s Mill Panthers tallied as many points as they needed, beating the Sandy Creek Patriots 10-7 Friday night. 

The victory was quintessential Starr’s Mill football. Against a team more physically gifted, the Panthers did the little things right to slay Goliath again.

“Mental toughness is a core value that is preached daily. In order for us to be successful, we must play highly disciplined football. We need to be sharp in every facet of the game,” said Starr’s Mill coach Chad Phillips. “Our staff and players know the margin of error is slim. (more…)

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McIntosh tops Whitewater 2-0 in pitcher’s duel

The chase for region softball supremacy among Fayette’s 5A teams is a wild one. The Whitewater Wildcats are ranked number one in Class 5A, but that didn’t intimidate the Chiefs. McIntosh is ranked outside the top 10, but they showed they belong among the best, winning a 2-0 pitcher’s duel Friday night. 

McIntosh’s Rebecca Muh, a UGA commit, and Whitewater’s Emma Vessel did not disappoint in their duel. Muh pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 hits with 9 strikeouts. Vessel threw 6 innings with 3 hits, 3 strikeouts, and 2 earned runs. 

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McIntosh fends off fierce challenge from Starr’s Mill

Even as winners of three-straight state volleyball championships and favorites to win a fourth, the McIntosh Chiefs know they can expect a battle every night. They got one on Tuesday night when they traveled to play their rivals and fellow top 10 team, the Starr’s Mill Panthers. After a thrilling first set (25-21), the Chiefs rolled in the second set (25-14) for the region victory. 

“This team has a lot of grit. They want to win, and they don’t give up,” said McIntosh coach Wendy Mabon. “In the second set we focused more on aggressive serving to knock Starr’s (more…)

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Fayette beats McIntosh 27-14 in rivalry renewal

It means nothing for region positioning now, but there was still plenty to play for as the county’s oldest rivals tangled Friday night. Fayette County shook off a sluggish first half and leaned on a dominant ground game to beat the McIntosh 27-14. 

“It’s always good to get a win, but it really means a lot to get a win against another county opponent,” said Fayette coach Nick Davis. 

The game started poorly for the Tigers as they celebrated senior night. After Joshua Davis returned the kick out to midfield, a holding call negated a big gain. After (more…)

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McIntosh hosts showdown of southside’s finest volleyball squads

Even among elite competition, the Chiefs showed again they are the best of the best. On Wednesday night, McIntosh (number one) hosted three top ten teams in Class 5A in Whitewater (number four), Starr’s Mill (five), and Northgate (seven) and preserved their undefeated record in front of an overflow crowd of volleyball fanatics. 

With wins over Whitewater and Northgate, the Chiefs ran their winning streak to 50-straight matches in a 13-month unbeaten streak dating back to August 17, 2019. The incredible run is good for the second longest in state history and has them ranked best in the state (more…)

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Line Creek Brewery a possibility in F’ville’s old bus barn

At their Sept. 17 meeting, the Fayetteville city council received an update on city hall and park space construction. 

The talk included a bit more clarity on the future of the old bus barn and gymnasium. Local firm Jefferson Browne Architects was contracted to design what the buildings could look like to best match the rest of the complex, and event management company ‘Roundtown is set to sign a long-term lease to manage the facilities and sub-lets. 

‘Roundtown has a prior relationship with Line Creek Brewery, the popular Peachtree City craft brewery, who is interested in opening a (more…)

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County approves secure ballot boxes, camera equipment

In a continuing effort to expand secure and convenient voting options during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Elections will be purchases and installing at least three election ballot boxes and camera equipment. 

State Election Board rules now allow for ballot boxes to be placed on county or municipal properties where they will be securely fastened to the ground or an immovable object. Boxes must have adequate lighting and have a video recording device at each location. 

Upon installation, boxes must be emptied at least every 72 hours. Starting on the second Monday prior to the election, the (more…)

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BOE expresses opposition to house bill on taxes

At their Aug. 24 meeting, the Board of Education approved a resolution in opposition to House Bill 1166. 

HB1166 calls for a November 2020 ballot referendum that asks voters to approve a new homestead exemption from school district property taxes for educational purposes to limit the increase in assessed value to 3 percent or the inflation rate. 

While the stated intent of the bill push is to lower taxes and increase transparency, the local school system fears the economic implications could be devastating, while also putting a heavier burden on non-homestead property owners. 

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F’ville rethinking misdemeanor marijuana punishment

At the request of its police department, the city of Fayetteville is rethinking its punishment of misdemeanor marijuana offenses. A proposed ordinance would do away with jail time for individuals convicted of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana. It would also lay out a new fine schedule for offenses.
According to Police Chief Scott Gray, the goal of the proposed ordinance is to help both the public and law enforcement.
“It helps eliminate costs by reducing the amount of time police officers will be on a case where somebody has simple possession of marijuana,” he said. “We also want (more…)

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