The University of West Georgia football team landed five players on the 2017 Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-Super Region 2 Football Team, led by Harlon Hill finalist Devontae Jackson. UWG’s first-team honorees include Jackson and senior center Harley Vaughan, while offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, wide receiver Shaq Roland and linebacker Cameron Magee were named to the second team.
Jackson, a junior running back from Marietta, was named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year last month. He rushed for 1,175 yards on the season, becoming the third back in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season twice in a career. He also had 18 receptions for 217 yards and returned 14 kickoffs for 373 yards, including a 100-yard touchdown return against West Alabama. His all-purpose yardage of 1,765 led the GSC on the year by more than 25 yards per game.
Beyond his All-Super Region 2 honor, Jackson is also a candidate for Division II’s most prestigious honor. He is a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given annually to the Division II National Player of the Year.
Vaughan, a senior from Dawsonville, was also a first-team All-GSC selection. He’s now a three-time All-GSC honoree, a two-time all-region choice and a two-time All-American. Vaughan completed his career having started 53 consecutive games, the most ever for a West Georgia player.
UWG’s second-team all-region selections also boast impressive credentials. Roland, a senior from Lexington, South Carolina, led the Wolves in receptions (55), receiving yards (722) and touchdown catches (6). Harrison, a senior from Houston, Texas, helped power a West Georgia offense that scored 412 points on the season.
Magee was the only UWG defensive player to earn all-region honors. A junior from Powder Springs, Magee registered 80 tackles, including three for loss. He had three interceptions, tying for the team lead, and six passes defended, the second highest total on the team.
UWG Women's Basketball
The UWG women's basketball team improved to 2-0 in GSC play courtesy of a 72-63 league win over Lee on Saturday in Cleveland, Tennessee.
The Wolves (5-2, 2-0 GSC) were led by Kayla Carter, De'Ashia Jones and Jessica Brown, who became the first UWG trio to all tally more than 20 points or more in a single game in more than a decade.
Carter and Jones finished with 21 points apiece, while Brown added 20.
UWG trailed 24-8 following one quarter of play, but outscored the Flames by a 64-39 margin over the final three quarters to pull away for the road win.
The Wolves are off this week for finals and hit the road to Clark Atlanta on Saturday.
UWG Men's Basketball
The UWG men's basketball team received a nice boost from the return of guard Marquill Smith, who posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, but it wouldn't be enough in the 70-52 setback at Lee on Saturday.
The Wolves (3-4, 0-2 GSC) are now off until Monday, Dec. 11, when they play host to Virgin Islands in a 7 p.m. tip at The Coliseum.
WGTC Men's Basketball
The West Georgia Technical College men's basketball team rattled off an 87-76 victory over Pasco Hernando (Fla.) on Saturday, placing five scorers in double-figures offensively.
The Golden Knights (5-5) were led by Isaiah Greer with 19 points, followed by San Marteen Rozier and Joe Boyer with 15 points apiece, Antonio Smith with 12 and Villa Rica product Rodney Thomas added 10.
WGTC returns to action on Friday night at 7 at Sandhills Community College.
WGTC Women's Basketball
The WGTC women's basketball team suffered a 58-48 setback to Enterprise State (Ala.) on Saturday, where Aaliyah Towns posted 14 points and Kia Jefferson added 10 for the Golden Knights (2-5).
The squad remains home this weekend, hosting Milligan College JV on Friday at 5 p.m. and Montgomery College (Md.) on Saturday at 1 p.m.