College Football: Lamb has big passing day in Mountaineers’ win at Akron

September 30, 2016 GMT

Several former local football standouts have gone on to the next level to play college football and many are making an impact for their teams this season.

More than 30 players that graduated from either Calhoun, Gordon Central or Sonoraville can be found on college football rosters throughout the nation, and several of those saw action in their team’s most recent game.

Here’s a roundup of the former local players who appeared in the box score and how they did last week:

TAYLOR LAMB, Appalachian State, Calhoun

Lamb had a big day through the air with 280 yards and three touchdowns on 22-of-30 passing in the Mountaineers’ 45-38 win at Akron on Saturday. The redshirt-junior quarterback also had 23 rushing yards, including a one-yard touchdown run.

ADAM GRIFFITH, Alabama, Calhoun

Griffith made two field goals on Saturday, from 28 and 48 yards, in the Crimson Tide’s 48-0 home victory over Kent State. The redshirt-senior kicker was also 4-for-4 on extra points and handled six kickoffs with an average distance of 63 yards with three touchbacks. He was named Special Teams Player of the Week along with two teammates by the coaching staff.

JIREH WILSON, Wofford, Calhoun

Wilson, a freshman linebacker, tied for the team lead on Saturday with four tackles (two solo, two assists) in the Terriers’ 31-0 home win over East Tennessee State.

BLAINE ANDERSON, Shorter, Calhoun

Anderson, a freshman defensive lineman, had three assisted tackles in the Hawks’ 47-7 loss at Delta State on Saturday.

MATT EDGAR, Lindsey Wilson, Sonoraville

Edgar, a senior kicker, made one PAT and successfully held on 11 other extra-point attempts in the Blue Raiders’ 84-0 win over Cincinnati Christian at home.

DJ PRATHER, Chattanooga, Gordon Central

Prather, a redshirt-junior defensive lineman, had one solo tackle, which was a tackle for loss, in the Mocs’ 41-21 home win over Samford on Saturday.

CARTER EDWARDS, Berry, Calhoun

Edwards, a senior defensive back, had one solo tackle in the Vikings’ 41-3 home win over Sewanee on Saturday.

TRISTAN FULLER, Sewanee, Calhoun

Fuller had one solo and three assisted tackles for a total of four in the Tigers’ 41-3 loss at Berry on Saturday. The sophomore linebacker also fielded a kickoff and returned it 12 yards.

KOLBY REYNOLDS, Mississippi College, Calhoun

The freshman defensive back Reynolds had one assisted tackle on Saturday in the Choctaws’ 27-26 home win over Cumberland.

THOMAS LESTER, West Georgia, Calhoun

The sophomore receiver Lester had two catches for 27 yards with a long of 22 in West Georgia’s 27-23 road win at Albany State on Saturday.

MARCUS (MJ) REYNOLDS, Lane College, Gordon Central

Reynolds, a sophomore quarterback, had 66 yards passing on 8-of-17 throws with one touchdown as well as five yards on the ground in the Dragons’ 38-7 loss at Tuskegee on Saturday.

GABE FREEMAN, West Georgia, Calhoun

Freeman, a senior linebacker, participated in the Wolves’ 27-23 win at Albany State on Saturday but didn’t record any stats.

DREW McCRACKEN, Kennesaw State, Calhoun

McCracken, a sophomore long snapper, saw action in the Owls’ 36-28 win at Duquesne but didn’t record any stats.

TRENT FRIX, Georgia, Calhoun

Frix, a junior long snapper, participated in the Bulldogs’ 45-14 loss at Ole Miss on Saturday but didn’t record any stats.

NOTE: If there is a former local player getting on the field for their college football team and we left them out, let us know by emailing afarrer@calhountimes.com.