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Electricity – it’s one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It’s hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That’s why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today’s day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Carrolton, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don’t let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We’re talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses – only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Carrolton.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Carrolton, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don’t need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that’s what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you’re not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you’re satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Carrolton. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you’d like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week – there’s no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Carrolton, GA, can’t handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation

Renovations and Remodeling

If you’re renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it’s just another day on the job. If you’re building your dream home, don’t leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Carrolton. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Your Residential Electrician in Carrolton, GA

When you own a home, there’s something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren’t fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it’s best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home’s safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home’s electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Your Residential Electrician

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don’t have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can’t, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the “off” position before turning it back on. If you don’t have any luck, give our office a call. We’ll send a trained residential electrician in Carrolton to your home to fix the problem on-site.

Panel Breaker is Tripped

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it “on” or “off,” they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you’re sure you didn’t hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We’ll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

Overhead Fan Stops Working

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you’re constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it’s most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you’re renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Carrolton.

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That’s why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home’s most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family’s safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home’s electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there’s a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won’t flip, it’s time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Carrolton, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

Test Your GFIs

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a “test” and a “reset” button. Hit the “test” button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit “reset” to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don’t need checking every month, it’s a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home’s electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you’re promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Carrolton

Stiff competition awaits competitors at GHSA State Cross Country Championships Friday and Saturday

The high school cross country season will come to an end this weekend at the GHSA Cross Country State Championships, presented by Atlanta Track Club, at the Carrollton cross country course at Carrollton High School on Friday and Saturday.There are noteworthy storylines on both the boys and girls sides of the competition and on the boys side, St. Pius X in Class 5A will try to win its fourth-straight title (2018 and 2019 in 4A). Westminster in Class 3A will try to win its fifth-straight state title and Wesleyan in Class A Private will ...

The high school cross country season will come to an end this weekend at the GHSA Cross Country State Championships, presented by Atlanta Track Club, at the Carrollton cross country course at Carrollton High School on Friday and Saturday.

There are noteworthy storylines on both the boys and girls sides of the competition and on the boys side, St. Pius X in Class 5A will try to win its fourth-straight title (2018 and 2019 in 4A). Westminster in Class 3A will try to win its fifth-straight state title and Wesleyan in Class A Private will try for its fourth-straight championship. In A Public, Commerce is hoping for its third-straight title. For the girls, the decorated Westminster program will be trying for its eighth straight title in Class 3A.

TOTAL DOMINATION

Last season, four programs won both the boys and girls championships. Marietta’s boys and girls controlled the event in Class 7A alongside St. Pius X in 5A, Westminster in 3A and Wesleyan in A Private.

WE ARE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER TROPHY CASE

On the girls side, all eyes are on Westminster. The Wildcats have won 33 titles, eight-straight (including a tie with Wesleyan in 2013 in Class 2A) and 12 titles in the past 14 seasons. Since 1981 when Westminster won its first state championship, the Wildcats have won a title in each season except 1982, 1983, 1991, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012.

IMMENSE TALENT RETURNS TO CARROLLTON

In the state’s highest class, Mill Creek’s boys enter the championships at the top of the poll and lead Harrison, Marietta, Denmark and West Forsyth in the top 5. The Hawks are looking for the program’s second title and runners Luke Kalarickal, Jaden Miller, Sam Costa, Tyler Woodrome and Ethan Nordman are favorites for Mill Creek. Defending-champion Marietta’s top-runners are Jared Fortenberry, Tom Eldrige and Kamari Miller. On the girls side, defending-champion and top-ranked Marietta is coming off a statement-making win at the Region 7-3A championships led by Kristal McQueen, Maddie Jones, Nora Hart, Collete DePasquale and Gabi Comsudes.

In Class 6A, Richmond Hill’s boys top the poll and enter the meet hoping for the program’s first-ever title. According to MileSplitGA, the Wildcats are the team to beat. Richmond Hill placed seven runners in the top-10 at the Region 2-6A meet and are riding a head of steam. Alexander, North Atlanta, host Carrollton and Sequoyah are some of the top contenders. On the girls side, Cambridge won three state titles from 2017-2019 – the program’s only titles – and the Bears enter the state meet at the top of the class. Cambridge’s top runners are Ashley Sechrest, Alexis Lay, Chloe Paskins and Caroline Willis. North Atlanta, Pope, Sequoyah and Lakeside-DeKalb are other favorites.

In Class 5A, the Decatur boys enter the meet at the top of the class and after winning the program’s first title in 2019, the Bulldogs want another and will face quality talent on their path to a second title. Blessed Trinity, St. Pius X, Starr’s Mill and McIntosh are some of the top contenders. On the girls side, Blessed Trinity enters as the top-ranked program ahead of defending-champion St. Pius X. Decatur, McIntosh and Midtown are some of the favorites entering the meet.

In Class 4A, Marist tops the class entering the meet with defending champion Chestatee close behind. Druid Hills, Jefferson and Flowery Branch are other teams to watch. For the girls, defending-champion Marist enters as the favorite and leads Jefferson, Central-Carroll, Flowery Branch and Druid Hills in the poll.

In Class 3A, it’s all about Westminster, which enters the state meet as the favorite on both the boys and girls side of the class. For the boys, Oconee County, Greater Atlanta Christian, Hart County and Southeast Bulloch are some of the top contenders. For the girls, North Hall, Oconee County, Mary Persons and Savannah Arts are chasing the Wildcats.

In Class 2A: Pace Academy enters the state meet as the top-ranked program on both the boys and girls side. For the boys, the Knights are looking for the team’s seventh title but first since 1994 and Lovett, Bleckley County, Bremen and Jeff Davis are the top challengers. On the girls side, Pace is looking to defend last year’s title and win its 13th overall championship. Lovett, Bleckley County, Vidalia and Jeff Davis are the top contenders.

In Class A Public, defending-champion Commerce enters the meet as the ninth-ranked team in the class. Top-ranked Armuchee is the favorite with ACE Charter, Barrow Arts, Lake Oconee Academy and Gordon Lee are chasing. For the girls, defending-champion Armuchee enters as the top-ranked program looking for its second-ever state title. ACE Charter, Barrow Arts, Atlanta Classical and Gordon Lee are the top contenders.

In Class A Private, Whitefield Academy enters as the top-ranked team with Holy Innocents’, Paideia, Darlington and defending-champion Wesleyan chasing in the top 5. On the girls side, Landmark Christian is the top-ranked program with defending-champion Wesleyan a close second. Paideia, Athens Academy and Hebron Christian are some of the other favorites.

2020 Boys Champions: 7A: Marietta, 6A: Cambridge, 5A: St. Pius X, 4A: Chestatee, 3A: Westminster, 2A: Lovett, A Private: Wesleyan, A Public: Commerce.

2020 Girls Champions: 7A: Marietta, 6A: Pope, 5A: St. PIus X, 4A: Marist, 3A: Westminster, 2A: Pace Academy, A Private: Wesleyan, A Public: Armuchee.

When

November 5-6, 2021

Where

Carrollton Course

Carrollton High School

202 Trojan Drive

Carrollton, GA

Schedule

Friday November 5, 2021

9:00 am - 2A Boys9:45 am - 2A Girls10:30 am - 3A Boys11:15 am - 3A Girls12:00 noon - 4A Boys12:45 pm - 4A Girls

Saturday November 6, 2021

8:00 am - 6A Boys8:45 am - 6A Girls9:30 am - 5A Boys10:15 am - 5A Girls11:00 am - A Private Boys11:45 am - A Private Girls12:30 pm - 7A Boys1:15 pm - 7A Girls2:00 pm - A Public Boys2:45 pm - A Public Girls

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Playoff scores and quarterfinal pairings

Rabun County and three other Northeast Georgia area high school football teams are still in the title hunt after wins last week in round 2 of the GHSA State Football Championships. Other area teams heading into the quarterfinals include Clarke Central, North Oconee, and Prince Avenue Christian.Stephens County, Cherokee Bluff, and Dawson County suffered season-ending losses last week.Here’s a look at second round scores and quarterfinal pairings:Class 7A Second round Milton 38, Marietta 21...

Rabun County and three other Northeast Georgia area high school football teams are still in the title hunt after wins last week in round 2 of the GHSA State Football Championships. Other area teams heading into the quarterfinals include Clarke Central, North Oconee, and Prince Avenue Christian.

Stephens County, Cherokee Bluff, and Dawson County suffered season-ending losses last week.

Here’s a look at second round scores and quarterfinal pairings:

Class 7A Second round Milton 38, Marietta 21

Mill Creek 52, McEachern 30 Walton 34, Archer 7 Brookwood 17, North Gwinnett 14 Grayson 35, Denmark 21 Roswell 46, North Cobb 43 Collins Hill 48, Pebblebrook 6 Lowndes 35, Norcross 34

Quarterfinals Mill Creek at Milton Walton at Brookwood Grayson at Roswell Collins Hill at Lowndes

Class 6A Second round Johns Creek 45, Evans 14 Dacula 29, Brunswick 21 Northside, W.R. 42, Douglas Co. 13 Hughes 28, Shiloh 8 Westlake 45, Kennesaw Mountain 10 Carrollton 43, Alcovy 21 Buford 44, Lovejoy 7 Lee Co. 42, Cambridge 39

Quarterfinals Johns Creek at Dacula Northside, Warner Robins at Hughes Westlake at Carrollton Buford at Lee Co.

Class 5A Second round Creekside 41, St. Pius 34 Whitewater 49, Lithia Springs 33 Warner Robins 24, Cartersville 17 Jones Co. 66, Eastside 42 Villa Rica 34, Harris Co. 21 Blessed Trinity 28, Woodward Acad. 13 Clarke Central 24, Starr’s Mill 7 Calhoun 49, Ware Co. 42

Quarterfinals Creekside at Whitewater Warner Robins at Jones Co. Blessed Trinity at Villa Rica Calhoun at Clarke Central

Class 4A Second round Dougherty 7, Riverdale 0 Carver, Col. 52, Hapeville Charter 12 Cedartown 48, Cairo 14 Perry 42, Flowery Branch 7 Marist 48, LaGrange 7 Benedictine 63, Luella 7 North Oconee 37, Spalding 0 Bainbridge 48, Northwest Whitfield 7

Quarterfinals Dougherty at Carver, Columbus Cedartown at Perry Marist at Benedictine North Oconee at Bainbridge

Class 3A Second round Cedar Grove 48, Southeast Bulloch 10 Crisp Co. 26, Oconee Co. 10 Appling Co. 34, Cherokee Bluff 20 Thomson 14, Ringgold 7 Burke Co. 41, Stephens Co. 24 Carver, Atlanta 53, Liberty Co. 12 Peach Co. 24, Monroe Area 21 Pierce Co. 49, Dawson Co. 0

Quarterfinals Cedar Grove at Crisp Co. Appling Co. at Thomson Burke Co. at Carver, Atlanta Peach Co. at Pierce Co.

Class 2A Second round Northeast 26, Haralson Co. 20 Swainsboro 41, Columbia 14 Fitzgerald 28, Fannin Co. 14 Putnam Co. 28, Lovett 24 South Atlanta 22, Westside, Augusta 17 Callaway 35, Bleckley Co. 14 Rabun Co. 56, Jeff Davis 7 Thomasville 42, Heard Co. 16

Quarterfinals Northeast at Swainsboro Fitzgerald at Putnam Co. Callaway at South Atlanta Rabun Co. at Thomasville

Class A Private Second round Holy Innocents’ 42, Sav. Country Day 7 ELCA 56, Athens Academy 7 Darlington 24, Tattnall Square 14 Trinity Christian 48, Athens Christian 14 Fellowship Christian 30, Pacelli 7 Calvary Day 35, Wesleyan 0 Prince Avenue Christian 52, Brookstone 0 First Presbyterian 31, Mount Vernon 0

Quarterfinals Holy Innocents’ at ELCA Darlington at Trinity Christian Fellowship Christian at Calvary Day Prince Avenue at First Presbyterian

Class A Public Second round Macon Co. 42, Emanuel Co. Institute 10 Irwin Co. 51, Lincoln Co. 27 Manchester 19, McIntosh Co. Acad. 13 Wilcox Co. 23, Trion 22 Turner Co. 46, Bowdon 13 Metter 33, Schley Co. 6 Brooks Co. 61, Washington-Wilkes 28 Warren Co. 32, Pelham 7

Quarterfinals Macon Co. at Irwin Co. Manchester at Wilcox Co. Turner Co. at Metter Brooks Co. at Warren Co.

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Wind Advisory Issued For North Georgia: National Weather Service

A wind advisory is in effect Thursday for north Georgia, including Bartow, Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas and Paulding counties.GEORGIA — The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Thursday for most of north Georgia through 6 p.m., with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph and possible wind gusts up to 35 mph. Areas at higher elevations in the mountains could see gusts up to 45 mph.Bartow, Carroll, Chero...

A wind advisory is in effect Thursday for north Georgia, including Bartow, Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas and Paulding counties.

GEORGIA — The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Thursday for most of north Georgia through 6 p.m., with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph and possible wind gusts up to 35 mph. Areas at higher elevations in the mountains could see gusts up to 45 mph.

Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties are included in the wind advisory, as well as the cities of Calhoun, Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Carrollton and Douglasville.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects, according to the Weather Service. Some trees and tree limbs could be blown down, and a few power outages may occur as a result of the wind, especially at higher elevations.

The NWS urges drivers to use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle, and securing outdoor objects that may fly around due to the high winds. Winds this strong could make it difficult to drive.

[Update 9:15PM 10/27]: We have updated the Wind Advisory to include Paulding, Cobb, Haralson, Carroll, and Douglas Counties. Locations included in the advisory are expected to see 35 mph wind gusts where areas of higher elevation could see gusts up to 45 mph. #gawx pic.twitter.com/2f47oOeYKr— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) October 28, 2021

Parts of southeast Georgia can also expect strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening, with the highest threat along Interstate 95 and east of the interstate, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the NWS. The central Savannah River area is also affected, mainly east of I-20. Isolated tornadoes are possible in both areas.

Here's the National Weather Service forecast for the next few days:

Showers are likely throughout the state through Sunday, particularly in north Georgia. High temperatures are expected in the mid 50s Friday and Saturday, with lows at 50 degrees. Sunday should be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Albany State falls to West Georgia in round one of the D-II playoffs

CARROLLTON, Ga. – Round one of the playoffs went the way of the wolf in Albany, Georgia, as the West Georgia Wolves used a smothering defensive effort to take a 23-7 victory over fourth-seeded Albany State.In a defensive struggle, the Wolves prevailed against a team that came into the game as the top defensive team in the nation in the regular season.The first half was a back-and-forth affair with the defensive units leading the way as the two teams combined for 350 yards of offense. West Georgia went through the air as H...

CARROLLTON, Ga. – Round one of the playoffs went the way of the wolf in Albany, Georgia, as the West Georgia Wolves used a smothering defensive effort to take a 23-7 victory over fourth-seeded Albany State.

In a defensive struggle, the Wolves prevailed against a team that came into the game as the top defensive team in the nation in the regular season.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair with the defensive units leading the way as the two teams combined for 350 yards of offense. West Georgia went through the air as Harrison Frost was 11-of-15 for 14 yards in the period and the Golden Rams hit on the ground with 127 yards rushing.

The Wolves were able to capitalize on miscues from ASU early on, as Mike Miller scooped a fumble and went the distance, scoring on a 76-yard recovery to give the Wolves a 7-0 lead with 9:12 left in the first quarter.

Albany State went on another march, but the Wolves’ defense stepped up again, this time with Kadarius Satterwhite picking off a Dionte Bonneau pass in the end zone. West Georgia responded with an eight-play, 80-yard march that was finished with a two-yard score from Jace Jordan and a 14-0 lead with 59 seconds left in the first quarter.

The touchdown for Jordan marked the eighth consecutive game that the senior has found the end zone and the fourth rushing score in the past two games.

After an exchange of possessions, including a fourth-down stop from the Albany State defense, the Wolves picked up a six-play, 85-yard drive that ended with a seven-yard touchdown run from Tyray Devezin to make it 20-0. That is the way the half ended, as the two teams went into the locker room with UWG holding a 20-point advantage.

In the second half, the defensive battle became a war of attrition, with both teams stepping up the defensive pressure. ASU picked off a Harrison Frost on the opening drive of the period and the Wolves returned the favor with a three-and-out.

Such was the nature of the half, as the Wolves managed a field goal as time expired at the end of the third quarter as the only score of the second half for the visiting team. Albany State picked up a score with 10:32 left in the game as the Golden Rams’ only points of the contest.

The Wolves had 323 yards in the game, including 210 through the air on 20-of-36 passing from Frost. Mechane Slade had seven receptions for 67 yards and Jace Jordan had seven carries for 44 yards. On the defensive side, Deontae Overstreet had 11 tackles to lead the UWG defensive effort, followed by Damarcus Robins with eight stops.

West Georgia will now return to South Georgia next weekend, taking on top-seeded Valdosta State in a rematch from October 30.

NORFOLK, VA — Corey Fields, Jr. threw for a game-high 21-of-34 for 250-yards and three touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to the outright 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship with an, 31-21, win over Norfolk State Saturday at Dick Price Stadium.

With the win, South Carolina State captures its 18th league title in school history, and eighth under head coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough, the winningest football coach in school history.

Also read: With Celebration Bowl berth in hand, South Carolina State still ‘big game’ hunting against Norfolk State

The Bulldog offense racked up an amazing 422 yards of total offense, along with sacking All-MEAC performer Juwan Carter five times on the day.

Sophomore wide receiver led the way with nine (9) catches for 141-yards and three touchdowns, while freshman running back Kendrell Flowers controlled the rushing attack with 32 carries for a season-high 172-yards and a touchdown.

BJ Davis spearheaded the defense with a game-high 14 tackles (7 solo), while senior linebacker Chad Gilchrist added 10 and Patrick Godbolt seven in the win.

South Carolina State closes out the regular season with a 6-5 overall, 5-0 MEAC record, while Norfolk State drops to 6-5 overall, 2-3 in the league.

PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans pull away in second half to end Tigers’ championship hopes

COVINGTON, Ga. — It was offensive fireworks by the Carrollton Trojans that did the Alcovy Tigers in Friday night at Sharp Stadium.Alcovy lost 43-21 in round two of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs to conclude its 2021 season.Carrollton scored 34 of its points in the second half to the Tigers’ 14. The Trojans scored in different ways, too, which seemed to confuse the Tigers’ defense.First, the running trio of Jamun Evans, Bryce Hicks and, occasionally, M.J. Morris ran the ball with ease.Evans had t...

COVINGTON, Ga. — It was offensive fireworks by the Carrollton Trojans that did the Alcovy Tigers in Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

Alcovy lost 43-21 in round two of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs to conclude its 2021 season.

Carrollton scored 34 of its points in the second half to the Tigers’ 14. The Trojans scored in different ways, too, which seemed to confuse the Tigers’ defense.

First, the running trio of Jamun Evans, Bryce Hicks and, occasionally, M.J. Morris ran the ball with ease.

Evans had two rushing touchdowns while Hicks and Morris accounted for one apiece.

Alcovy’s defense could not stop the Carrollton rushing attack in the final 24 minutes. And, when it did, Morris would find Ace Williamson or Terrell Carmichael behind the Tigers’ secondary for a big gain through the air.

Each receiver had a touchdown reception, too.

Through it all, Alcovy kept battling, especially its quarterback Ashton Evans.

Evans either scored or set up all three scores in Friday’s game for the Tigers.

His first score came off a rollout passing play on third and goal in the closing seconds of the first half. Seeing no one open, Evans scampered in for a 5-yard touchdown.

That seemed to give Alcovy a much-needed boost heading into halftime, only down 9-7.

But, on the first drive of the second half, Alcovy’s Bobby Smith coughed the ball up and it was recovered by Carrollton.

After the Trojans scored again, Evans led another scoring drive to respond.

Alcovy went six plays for 80 yards. The drive was capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by Tristan Mayweather. Mayweather’s score was set up one play before when Evans kept the ball on an option play for a 47-yard run.

With 7:47 remaining in the final frame of action, Evans delivered a passing touchdown.

Finding Jamel Johnson open down the seam, Evans connected with him for a touchdown pass to draw the score 36-21.

But, the Tigers’ defense could never respond.

Carrollton kept scoring points and Alcovy’s offense couldn’t keep up.

That ultimately led to the Tigers’ demise and eliminated them from playoff contention.

Alcovy finishes 2021 with a 5-4 overall record while remaining perfect in region play at 5-0. That led the Tigers to claim their first-ever Region 3-AAAAAA championship in program history. Following Friday’s loss, the Tigers will look to 2022 for more success.

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