As the Newton Rams wrapped their arms around each other last Friday night, and swayed side to side while facing their marching band that played the slow rendition of its alma mater song, though you knew it was the end of their season, it didn't feel like a particularly sad ending.
Midway through the third quarter in Friday's playoff loss to top-ranked Mill Creek, J.J. Holloman had that look on his face that many senior athletes get when they realize their season and high school career is coming to an end.
HOSCHTON, Ga. -- Brock Blake threw three interceptions in relief of an injured Myron Middlebrooks, and the Newton offense mustered just 56 total yards as the Rams lost to No.1 Mill Creek 41-0, ending their season in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA playoffs.
The Newton High School football team got its first taste of region play when the Souath Gwinnett Comets came to town on Friday, and it was Preston Taylor who gave the Rams their first region 8-AAAAAAA win. Down two points with six seconds remaining in the game, the kicker nailed a 38-yard field goal to give Newton a 13-12 victory.
It's no secret that Jeremiah "JJ" Holloman is one of the best players on the Newton High School football team. It is also no secret that he has been the subject of major recruiting news, with college football powerhouses like Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and many more currently knocking at his doorstep.