Jonesboro escapes with 24-17 win over Fayette

Fayette County head coach Mike Davis acknowledges that things haven’t gone well for his team this season.

At 0-8, the Tigers are still searching for their elusive first win. Injuries and youth have played a role in creating inconsistency and struggles. However, the one constant is the heart of the Tigers. Each week, Fayette has steadily improved and fought to the end.

On Friday night, the Tigers did just that.

After falling behind 24-7 to the Jonesboro Cardinals, it could’ve been easy to roll over. Instead, the Tigers kept fighting and made a game of it. They scored on back-to-back (more…)

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5 Observations from Sandy Creek vs. Fayette Scrimmage

Football is back.

As the sun tucked into the night sky, the gridiron heated up a football scrimmage between the Sandy Creek Patriots and the Fayette County Tigers. Both teams were looking to evaluate their roster, implement some new plays and gain momentum heading into the first game.

Sandy Creek brought their unique athleticism to Tiger Stadium as they geared up for a return trip to the playoffs, after sitting out last season. Head coach Brett Garvin has preached focus and execution all summer. Players have bought in with several looked leaner and stronger at first glance.

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Fayette edges Bainbridge to advance to Elite Eight

Fayette sophomore center Naomi Franco admitted that she was a little tired after playing nearly the entire game against Bainbridge High School. However, she wasn’t going to let fatigue stop her from making an impact in the state playoffs.

Franco finished with 12 points and was dominant in the interior for the Lady Tigers. She controlled the paint and swatted multiple shots at the rim. Fayette needed every point to outlast Bainbridge 42-39 on Wednesday night. With the win, the Tigers advanced to the Class AAAAA Elite Eight.

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