Gadsden youth shine at Frosh/Soph meet
The Gadsden County boys’ and girls’ 9th and 10th graders were able to shine in a meet designed to showcase their age group last weekend at the Chiles Freshmen/Sophomore Championships in Tallahassee.
The boys’ team was particularly good, placing fourth out of 13 teams.
Dequavious Charleston stands out
Jaguar sophomore Dequavious Charleston was the star of the meet for the Gadsden County boys team, placing first in four events and second in two events.
Wins 100 Meters in 10.7 seconds
Charleston took first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.7 seconds.
Lamontrez Jackson finished in third place for Gadsden County in a time of 11.61 seconds.
Wins 200 Meters in 22.15 seconds
In the 200 meters, Charleston also won first place in 22.15 seconds.
Jackson once again finished in third place in a time of 23.84 seconds.
Both Charleston and Jackson also were on Gadsden County’s winning 4×100-meter relay team, which finished with a winning time of 45.41 seconds.
Wins 400 Meters in 50.15 seconds
Charleston also won the 400-meter run in a time of 50.15 seconds.
Second in Long Jump
Finally, Charleston capped an outstanding day by coming in second place in the long jump with a distance of 6.41 meters.
Other standouts for Gadsden County in the meet included:
• Cardell Herring, boys’ triple jump, second place, 11.97 meters.;
• Dontrell Hall, boys’ 300-meter hurdles: third place, 45.99 seconds;
• Khamryn Richardson, girls’ shot put, seventh place, 8.57 meters.
Coach Todd Baroody and his Munroe flag football team will play next week when they face Leon’s Junior Varsity team on the 21st.
The team has been splitting time with softball during the week.
Munroe is working to return to competitive softball in the 2019 season.
Gadsden 22, FAMU 7
The Jaguars only needed three innings to defeat the Rattlers.
The team scored 16 runs in the first inning and then scored six more runs over the next two innings.
The game then ended on the mercy rule.
Gadsden 15, Jefferson Cty. 13
The Jaguars and Tigers had a good old-fashioned. back-and-forth battle in game 1 of a doubleheader last week in a 4A District 2 battle.
Gadsden County scored their most runs in the first and sixth innings with 11 runs scored.
Jefferson County was down 15-12 in the bottom of the seventh inning, but managed to score only one more run run before the Jags closed the door.
Jefferson Cty. 15, Gadsden 4
The Tigers regrouped in game two of the doubleheader and won 15-4.
The Tigers broke up a close 5-4 game with six runs in the top of the fourth inning.
The Gadsden County Jaguar softball team is now 3-2 on the season after picking up those two wins last week.
The team, coached by Donny Young, travels to Pensacola on Saturday, along with the baseball team.
After that they will face Godby, FAMU and Marianna.
Three Gadsden players named to all-state teams
Three Gadsden County High School football players were chosen recently for the all-state teams selected by FloridaHSFootball.com.
Wide receiver Sammy Carter was selected for first-team offense; running back Kishion Grandberry was selected for second-team offense; and quarterback Denterrius Yon was selected as honorable-mention offense.
All three players are seniors.
By Susie Morris