Lumpkin Co. comeback attempt at North Hall falls just short

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-9, 0-3 Region 7-3A) lost to the North Hall Trojans (3-5, 1-0 Region 7-3A) on the road on Tuesday night. They fought back hard in the second half, but the Indians couldn’t score enough to erase the 4-0 deficit early in the second half.

Junior Gage Benton breaking down the Trojan defense.

The lone goal of the first half came from North Hall with 20 minutes remaining in the first half. Lumpkin Co. trailed 1-0 at halftime.

Senior Brighton Froggatt advances the ball ahead for the Indians.

North Hall started the second half strong with three goals in the first 10 minutes. Lumpkin Co. fought back, with a goal from junior Dylan Bodney with 25 minutes remaining. Senior Dylan Southin scored on a long, high-arching kick that sailed over the goalie’s head. Despite their efforts, the Indians couldn’t quite complete the comeback, as they fell 4-2.

The Indians’ next game will be on Thursday, March 12th, as they travel to play at Fannin Co.

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Lumpkin Co. drops both ends of doubleheader at GAC

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (5-7, 0-2 Region 7-3A) lost to the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans (6-2, 2-0 Region 7-3A) in both games of the doubleheader the teams played on Friday night in Norcross. The Indians fell 6-1 in the first game and 8-5 in the second and final game of the night.

No. 5 Dalton Caldwell looking to make a play at third base.

The Spartans scored two runs in each of the first three innings in game one to build a 6-0 lead. The Indians’ lone run of the game came in the top of the 5th inning with the bases loaded. Following singles from Logan Choflet, Chase Bearmon, and Dalton Caldwell, GAC walked Caleb Childs to bring Choflet home.

In game two, the Spartans started off the scoring with a run in the bottom of the second that came off an error from the Indians.

Lumpkin Co. responded in the top of the third inning, as Nick Turner hit a single that brought Choflet and Bearmon home after a GAC error. Turner then scored by stealing home after the Spartans’ catcher dropped the pitch. Two batters later, Brandon Alewine brought Harris Taylor home with a single to extend the Indians’ lead to 4-1.

No. 22 Harris Taylor up to bat.

After an RBI from Taylor in the top of the inning, the Spartans scored one run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Indians’ lead to 5-2.

GAC then scored five more runs in the fifth inning and another run in the sixth to win 8-5.

The two teams will face off again today, Saturday, March 7, in Dahlonega at 2 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. Indians soccer team falls to East Hall

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-7, 0-1 Region 7-3A) fell to the East Hall Vikings (1-5, 1-0 Region 7-3A) on Tuesday night, March 3, in Dahlonega. The Vikings scored three goals in the second half, and the Indians couldn’t match the scoring outburst.

Senior Brighton Froggatt kicks the ball down the field.

The first half was a defensive battle, with East Hall scoring the only goal of the half on a penalty kick with 12 minutes remaining on the clock.

Junior Jonah Wade looks to make a play.

East Hall scored three more goals to start the second half. The Indians’ first goal of the game came from junior Gage Benton that was assisted by fellow junior Camden Dover with six minutes remaining. The Vikings scored one more goal three minutes later to win the game 5-1.

The Indians’ next game is Friday, March 6, as they host Cherokee Bluff (0-2-1) at 7:30 p.m.

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Lumpkin Co. falls to Lakeview Academy 3-2

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-4) fell to the Lakeview Academy Lions (1-2) 3-2 on Monday night in Dahlonega. The Lions scored with only five minutes remaining to take the lead and win the game.

Jesus Banuelos makes a play on the ball.

Lakeview scored first with a goal only five minutes into the game. The Indians were able to respond by scoring off a corner kick from #1 Joe Froggatt that was scored off a header from #10 Dylan Bodney. However, the Lions scored another goal with only eight seconds left in the half to take a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Jonah Wade looks to put the ball in play.

It took 31 minutes, but Lumpkin scored first in the second half. #5 Ricky Limehouse scored on a header after a corner kick from Froggatt with nine minutes left in the game. However, the Lions scored again with only five minutes remaining to take a 3-2 lead. They ended up holding onto that lead to win the game.

Lumpkin Co. plays again on Wednesday as they host West Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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Brian Cunane is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

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Brian Cunane

Brian Cunane is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lumpkin Co. Indians!

Cunane, a junior, had a standout performance last week for Lumpkin Co. (8-16, 4-8 Region 7-3A).

On Friday, Jan. 28, Cunane scored nine points as the Indians defeated North Hall (17-8, 8-4) 57-44 in Dahlonega.

For his efforts, Cunane is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Six Lumpkin Co. seniors signed to play college sports

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Tucker Kirk signed to play football for Sewanee.

A record six members of the 2020 graduating class at Lumpkin Co. High signed to play sports at the next level Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the school. The six athletes are the most to sign at one time in the school’s history.

In football, the Indians had two players commit to play in college.

Tucker Kirk committed to play for Sewanee, The University of the South. Kirk, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 points, played quarterback and free safety for the Indians. Last season, Kirk was 72-of-132 passing for 755 yards and three touchdowns, while carrying the ball 74 times for 84 yards.

Aaron Hopkins committed to play for Davidson College. Hopkins, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 235 pounds, played tight end and defensive end for the Indians last season. He totaled three catches for 56 yards and had 31 total tackles and two sacks for the Indians during his senior campaign.

Signed

Nolan Wheeler signed to wrestle for Newberry College.

Nolan Wheeler committed to wrestle for Newberry College next year. Wheeler won the 2018 145-pound Class 3A state championship in 2018, and followed that by winning the 152-pound Class 3A state championship in 2019.

Hope Kenney signed on to play soccer for Truett-McConnell University next season. Kenney finished the 2019 season with 33 goals, eight assists, and 74 total points as a junior.

Signed

Brighton Harder signed to play softball for Emmanuel College.

Laken Ferrell signed to play tennis at Piedmont University in the fall. Ferrell was 12-4 as the No. 1 singles for the Indians as a junior during the 2019 season.

Brighton Harder committed to play softball for Emmanuel College next year. Harder helped lead the Lady Indians to a 20-14 overall record, while going 10-2 in Region 7-3A and making an appearance in the Class 3A state championship playoffs.

Lumpkin Co. football coach Caleb Sorrells summed up the day by speaking for all the coaches at the school.

“As proud as I am of what they did on the field, I’m more proud of what they will accomplish off the field,” Sorrells said.

Peyton Polk is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

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Peyton Polk

Peyton Polk is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lumpkin Co. Indians!

Polk, a 6-foot-6 senior guard/forward, was instrumental in both Region 7-AAA games last week for Lumpkin Co. (8-15, 4-7).

Against Greater Atlanta Christian (16-7, 7-3) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Polk scored a team-high 14 points, while pulling down seven rebounds, in a 74-43 loss in Dahlonega.

On Friday, Jan. 24, Polk had an all-around strong game with nine points, seven rebounds, and five assists in a 55-47 loss to No. 3 Dawson Co. (21-2, 10-0).

For his efforts, Polk is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Lumpkin Co. football Players of the Week recognized

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The nine players named TeamFYNSports Player of the Week during Lumpkin Co.’s 2019 football season were recognized Monday Jan. 27, at the high school. Each player received a commemorative shirt and a gift certificate for a free meal.

Players

Ethan Kline was named the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for his performance in Week 3.

Week 1, Aaron Hopkins, senior: Against East Jackson on Aug. 23, Hopkins had 10 total tackles (seven solo, three assists) and two sacks.

Week 2, Jason Chamblee, junior: Chamblee had a standout performance and effort against White Co. on Aug. 30.

Week 3, Ethan Kline, senior: Kline was recognized for his all-around strong effort against Jackson Co. on Sept. 6.

Week 4, BoJack Dowdy, senior: Dowdy carried the ball 22 times for 175 yards in Lumpkin Co.’s only win of the season against Gilmer on Sept. 13.

Players

Brian Cunane was named the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for his performance in Week 5.

Week 5, Brian Cunane, junior: Cunane was recognized for his five total tackles (two solo, three assists) against Dawson Co. on Sept. 27.

Week 6, Tucker Kirk, senior: Kirk went 7-for-9 for 101 yards and a touchdown passing, while carrying the ball 12 times for 38 yards against Cherokee Bluff on Oct. 11.

Week 7, Jackson Root, senior: Against Greater Atlanta Christian on Oct. 18, Root threw a 29-yard touchdown pass, caught an eight-yard pass, and assisted on a tackle.

Week 8, Noah Adams, senior: Adams had a solo tackle, a sack, and assisted on a tackle against North Hall on Oct. 25.

Week 9, Drew Allison, junior: Allison had 76 yards on 12 carries against Fannin Co. on Nov. 1.

Week 10, Tucker Kirk, senior: Kirk went 13-for-21 for 142 yards and a touchdown passing, while carrying the ball 13 times for 84 yards against East Hall on Nov. 8.

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Jacob Cumbie is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

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Jacob Cumbie

Jacob Cumbie is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Cumbie, a senior guard, a three standout games last week for Lumpkin Co. (8-13, 4-5 Region 7-AAA) as the team went 2-0 in region play.

At East Hall (5-13, 1-8) on Tuesday, Jan. 14, Cumbie had a team-high 21 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists as the Indians won a big region game, 64-54.

Cumbie followed that with 12 points, a team-high 11 rebounds, and four assists in a 53-44 region win at Fannin Co. (4-14, 0-9).

Against area-rival White Co. (11-11, 3-6 Region 7-4A) on Saturday, Jan. 18, Cumbie scored 15 points and pulled down three rebounds in the narrow, 45-42 loss.

For his effort, Cumbie is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Patrick Jackson is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

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Patrick Jackson

Patrick Jackson is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lumpkin Co. Indians!

Jackson, a senior guard, tied a team-high with 10 points and five rebounds, while adding three steals, in Lumpkin Co.’s 60-40 loss at North Hall on Friday, Jan. 3, in Gainesville.

Jackson has led Lumpkin Co. (6-11, 2-4 Region 7-AAA) in scoring multiple times this season and has been an integral part of both the offense and defense. This is second time being named the Player of the Week this season.

For his efforts, Jackson is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Gus Faulkner is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

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Gus Faulkner

Gus Faulkner is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Faulkner, a junior point guard, played well in two games last week for Lumpkin Co. (5-8, 2-3 Region 7-3A).

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Faulkner distributed the ball well and played good on-the-ball defense for the Indians in a tough region loss, 58-48, to Dawson Co. (11-2, 4-0). He also added three points.

In his best game of the season Friday, Dec. 20, Faulkner scored 20 points, pulled down six rebounds, and added five assists as the Indians handed the Banks Co. Leopards (9-1, 3-0 Region 8-2A) their first loss of the season 85-67.

For his efforts, Faulkner is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Indians!

Dawson Co. boys defeat Lumpkin Co. 58-48

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The Dawson Co. Tigers defeated the Lumpkin Co. Indians 58-48 on Tuesday in Dahlonega.

Jasper Gibson scored 23 points for the fourth-ranked Tigers (10-1, 4-0 Region 7-AAA). Campbell Reed also chipped in 16, while Eli Burruss had 15.

Jacob Cumbie led the Indians with 17 points, while Pat Jackson scored 13.

Campbell Reed shoots the 3-pointer.

The Indians (4-8, 2-3 Region 7-AAA) scored the first four points of the game to take the early lead. The Tigers responded three consecutive 3-pointers to take a 9-4 lead. The Tigers led 13-7 after one quarter of play.

The Tigers used a 7-2 in the middle of the quarter to extend their lead. They also scored six of the final seven points of the half to take a 28-16 lead into the half.

The second half started with a 7-2 run from the Tigers to take control of the game. The rest of the quarter remained even, with Dawson Co. leading 50-33 heading into the final period.

Pat Jackson drives on Jasper Gibson.

The Indians didn’t roll over, and fought back to close the lead. They were able to cut the Tigers’ lead to only 58-48 at the end of the game.

The Indians’ next game will be Friday at 7:30 P.M. as they travel to play at Banks Co. High School.

The Tigers will return to action on Friday at home at 7 P.M. against Camp Jewell House.

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