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Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:


Akeem Hunt, Newton - Akeem Hunt had the biggest play of his collegiate career Saturday in Purdue's matchup against Ohio State.

The game almost turned out to be a big one for Purdue, who was up by eight points with 47 seconds left. However, Ohio State prevailed in overtime, 29-22.

The former Newton standout pushed the Boilermakers ahead of Ohio State 13-7, immediately after the Buckeyes scored.

Hunt returned Drew Basil's 65-yard kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown at Ohio Stadium.

Jordan Ritchey, Eastside - West Georgia had a big game rushing Thursday in its first win over North Alabama since 2005, 28-23.

A key cog in that ground attack was the offensive line, including Ritchey at center.
The Wolves rushed 65 times picking up 314 yards on the ground in the victory.

It was also the first time that UWG had back-to-back games with two 100-yard rushers, as senior David Bailey and sophomore Seth Hinsley both eclipsed that mark. Bailey and freshman Dallas Dickey accomplished that feat last week against Delta State.

Zack Johnston, Eastside - Johnston had five tackles, including four solos in Charleston Southern's 31-21 win over Presbyterian Saturday.

Anderico Bailey, Eastside - Bailey led Presbyterian through the air, tallying five times for 25 yards in the Blue Hose 31-25 loss to Charleston Southern Saturday.

Presbyterian allowed 18 unanswered points in the second half to drop to 2-6 overall and 0-3 in the Big South.

Antarius Terrell, Eastside - Terrell had one tackle and one pass breakup in Presbyterian's loss Saturday.

Gary Wilkins, Alcovy - Wilkins had four tackles despite Furman's 38-17 loss to Georgia Southern Saturday.


Tara Harrison, Eastside - Harrison had two shots for LaGrange this weekend, one coming in a 2-1 loss to Christian Newport on Saturday and another in a 6-0 win over Mary Baldwin on Sunday.


Katie Johnston, Eastside - Johston had three kills in eight total attacks and one dig in Birmingham-Southern's 3-2 loss to Oglethorpe on Saturday.

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