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Big Week for this Yellow Jacket!

03/27/2015, 12:45pm EDT
By Coach Shackelford

Trey Sermon gets 5 College Offers in 48 hours!

What a busy week for this young Sprayberry Yellow Jacket.

Tuesday March 24   -  University of South Carolina was extending an offer to sophomore running back Trey Sermon who is 6’1 201lbs.

Wednesday March 25 - Appalachian State gives a scholorship offer 

Thursday March 26 - Trey made a visit to the University of Georgia to watch practice. This was the first day that UGA was practicing in full pads, with the great Hershel Walker in attendance. Before practice started, Trey was invited to speak with Coach Richt in his office where he received his third offer in three days. 

Thursday continue... before track practice began, while he is still on his visit at UGA,  Coach Toomer received a text from the University of Illinois where they extended an offer raising it to four in three days.

Thursday Night - Trey received an invite to the Georgia Junior Bowl. A

Thursday Night -  While finishing his Spanish homework, he received his 5th offer from the University of Tennessee.

What a crazy week for Trey, five offers in four days…God is good! What does the future hold for Trey Sermon and the Yellow Jackets?  ... I believe big things!!


Sprayberry Back Named Touchdown Club of Atlanta Player of the Week

10/28/2014, 10:45am EDT
By Coach Shackelford

Rakeem Myricks named the TD Club of Atlanta Player of the Week

Duffy Realty of Atlanta Player of the Week

RB Rakeem Myricks rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and caught a 12-yard pass in a 34-7 victory over Forsyth Central. Myricks went over 1,000 yards for the season (1,005) and scored his 15th rushing touchdown.  Also during the event, guest speaker, Dan Henning former Head Football Coach of the Atlanta Falcons shared some great stories of his coaching career.

Jackets Roll with Sixth Straight Wins!

10/21/2014, 10:30am EDT
By Matt Nascone

SHS defeats Forsyth Central 34-7

Jackets roll on to sixth straight win

by Matt Nascone
MDJ Sports Correspondent


October 18, 2014

Sprayberry’s Jontae Williams catches a pass for a big gain into Forsyth Central territory Friday. The Yellow Jackets won, extending their streak to six and setting up a showdown with Kell. 
Staff photo by Erin Gray

MARIETTA — The defense dominated and the offense took advantage Friday night, pushing Sprayberry’s win streak to six games with a 34-7 victory over Forsyth Central.

Neither offense lit up the stat charts in the Region 7AAAAA (B) game, but the Yellow Jackets (6-2, 5-0) used a more balanced attack to put up their point total on 304 yards of total offense. Sprayberry’s average starting position on its scoring drives was its own 47, and it started inside the Forsyth Central 35-yard line twice.

“I think they came out and played gritty and played hard. I am not going to say we are good yet, but we are slowing getting there,” Sprayberry coach Billy Shackelford said. “Our defensive staff is doing a great job mixing up schemes, pressures and fronts. Our defensive players are doing a nice job of assignment football, getting off the blocks and tackling. We are trying to have that bend, but don’t break mentality.”

The Yellow Jackets will now have two weeks to prepare for Kell in a game that will determine the subregion champion, and a matchup with Dalton, the other subregion’s No. 1 seed, on Nov. 7 for the region title.

Sprayberry held Forsyth Central (4-3, 2-2) to 221 offensive yards. A 71-yard run was one of only three plays of more than 8 yards for the Bulldogs, who were held to 137 yards on 40 carries.

Forsyth Central contained Sprayberry speedster Rakeem Myricks in the first half, holding him to 41 yards on nine carries, but Myricks exploded in the second half for 123 yards on 13 carries, including four rushes of 16 yards or more. 

Myricks finished with 164 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.

“Great players make us good coaches, and Rakeem is a great player,” Shackelford said.

Andrew Pereira helped keep the Forsyth Central defense off balance, completing three of his first four passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter. With the Yellow Jackets holding a 20-7 lead, Pereira did not attempt a pass in the second half. 

Sprayberry put up the final 20 points in the game, including the only 14 points in the second half.

“The game got away from us in a hurry. Sprayberry has a good football team. They have a lot of athletes,” Forsyth Central coach Shane Williamson said. “The thing that hurt us was (Myricks). All week long, we watched film on him, and he is an excellent running back. They have a good offensive line, and they just have an all-around good football team.”

Jontae Williams caught two passes from Pereira for 85 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown that opened the scoring early in the first quarter. Trey Sermon caught an 18-yard touchdown from Pereira and added 37 yards on the ground on five carries. Sermon also helped Sprayberry put the game away with a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

“Don’t forget about Trey Sermon. Trey Sermon is one of those unsung heroes.” Shackelford said. “Rak (Myricks) is getting a lot of the attention, and he deserves that, but at the same time, Trey Sermon is doing a great job.”

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