Grand Ridge Indians Makes it Three in a Row

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Grand Ridge has liked the home field advantage this year, picking up their third win in a row, and second straight win at home.   The 38-6 win wasn’t the 16-0 and 42-0 shutouts the last two games were but it was another solid win with defense proving their place equal to any in the area.

Offensively, Calvin Stringer had two rushing touchdowns in 85 yards on the ground and added a pair of two-point conversions.  

Malachi Aydelotte continued to excel on the field with a 70-yard touchdown run, and tacked on a two-point conversion.  Rictavious Reed and Seth Scott both added a pair of rushing touchdowns.  

Completing two point conversions were Colton Mercer and Manny Perry.  

Grand Ridge coach Laramie Dryden took advantage of a 32-6 half time lead to give his sixth grade team some field time in the final quarter.  

Following the game, coach Laramie Dryden praised his team, “They could’ve held their heads down when Aucilla (Christian) burned them on that deep pass but they didn’t. They never gave up, kept  driving and the defense had another outstanding game.  After that one score, it was pretty much all on us.”

For the third week in a row, Dryden had nothing but praise for his defense, “I thought we played well defensively.  Our inside linebackers Seth (Scott) and Trevor 

(Tyus) played really well.  Then in the second half, Scott (Rowan) did a great job after missing the first half because of stitches in his hand.”

Grand Ridge will be looking to make it four in a row next week when they host Franklin County with a 5 p.m. kick off.  Results of that game will be in next week’s edition of the Jackson County Times.


FHSAA honors Grand Ridge School with Sportsmanship Award

In recognition of the vital role good sportsmanship plays in shaping today's student-athletes the Florida High School Athletic Associtiation (FHSAA) awarded Grand Ridge School the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award.

The award honors schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2012-13 regualr season. Only three middle schools received this award this year.

The presentation of this award will take place November 19th during the 4:00PM home basketball game.



Grand Ridge Host Old Timers Game

Grand Ridge School played host to its' annual Old Timer's Game this past Saturday night and by all accounts it was a huge success. Former administrators, coaches, cheerleaders, players and students from Grand Ridge High School returned to the old school for a night of fun and fellowship. In addition to serving as a time for Old Indians to gather, the event also serves as a fund raiser to help the current Grand Ridge School with a variety of projects, including the restoration of class composite pictures from years gone by at the old high school.

The Old Timer's game featured two teams, "Blue" and "Gray", comprised of former Indians and Lady Indian hoopsters. Phyllis (Tyus) Daniels did double duty for the night, serving as the evening's emcee and the game's referee. The following is a listing of the two squads and the corresponding year's of the athletes graduation or last year at Grand Ridge High School. (Also see Simply Put on page B1 for more about the evening).

Blue Team
Kyle Edwards 2008
Darren Branch 1998
John Smith 1998
Favian Garrett 1994
Jerry Lewis 1967
Wiley Pittman 1987
Rodney Lewis 1973
Tyrell Owens 2007
Kelvin Johnson 1987
Gregory Lewis 1971
Chris Johnson 1990
Bruce Johnson 1968
Timmy Smith 1999
Brian Lewis 2000
Kaditha Williams 1997
Clarrisa Sims 2001

Gray Team
Ty Daniels 2005
Deseree Perry 2010
Ryan Lewis 1997
Chad Hobbs 1997
Pie Pittman 1989
Chick Garrett 1989
Domonique Rhynes 1997
Tyler Wilson 2008
Jeremy Lewis 1997
D'Leisha Ephriam 2000
Kiesha Thornton 1999
Chasina Crawford 2006
Neel Rivers 1995
Martine Mills 2000
Tim Roberts 1990
Vershalon Perry 2007
Ronnie Paramore 2001
Janae Godwin 2009
Bridgett Johnson 1999

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