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PREP BASKETBALL: Social Circle continues undefeated season
Social Circle's Philip Baynes Jr. (3) tries to score over Greene County's RJ Manford (23) during a region 8A game between the schools on Tuesday night. Social Circle defeated Greene County by the score of 93-34. - photo by Anthony Banks | The Covington News

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — Back during the summer, the Social Circle Redskins aspired to win the region, state and remain undefeated while doing so. Currently standing at 13-0, all of the goals are still in the Redskins’ grasp heading through January. 

The Redskins’ latest victim were the Greene County Tigers on Tuesday night. Social Circle triumphed over the Tigers 93-34 at home. 

Tuesday’s win came after the Redskins won the Pope Holiday Classic at Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. During the tournament, Social Circle defeated three 7A schools, too. 

But head coach Taylor Jackson still doesn't believe his team has played their best basketball. 

"We really have to remind ourselves to be focused," Jackson said. "The next game matters the most." 

 Jackson stressed this message to his players to motivate them to give 100% effort night in and night out. 

 "We want to play with that mindset," Jackson said. "That way, we're playing our best ball heading into the tournament." 

The Redskins’ latest win had more significance, too. 

When the game was over on Tuesday, it was announced that the win gave Jackson career win No. 50. 

After the game, Jackson was overcome with emotion to share this milestone with his current team. 

“When I think about the young men who have grown with me, I’ve already cried about this year,” Jackson said. “It’s pretty special to celebrate 50 with this group of seniors, because they’ve seen them all.” 

That group of seniors mentioned by Jackson is leading the way for the Redskins this season, too. 

K.J. Reid, Tyhrell Branch, Amarion Russell, Cam Gaither and others have been the main contributors in 2021-22. Reid and Branch, in particular, have led the backcourt’s production and have even celebrated reaching 1,000 career points this season. 

All of the players’ efforts have propelled Social Circle to not only winning, but many decisive wins, too. 

On average, the Redskins are defeating their opponents by 22 points. Their biggest win was on Tuesday and the closest one came on Dec. 4 against Christian Heritage from Dalton, Georgia. 

Now, moving forward, Social Circle gets into the thick of its Region 8A-Public schedule. Ten of its final 12 games of the 2021-22 season will be against region opponents. 

Next up for the Redskins will be an away matchup with Monticello who Social Circle defeated earlier on Dec. 7 by a final score of 69-37.