Category Archives: Amos P. Godby

Sports Brief: Antwan Owens only cougar to sign on National Signing day

Dimetry Dixon, Correspondent (@DimetryDixonFS on Twitter)

Antwan Owens was Godby Senior High School’s only signee to commit to a school on National Signing Day.  Owens, a 6-foot 3 286-pound defensive tackle, signed with Georgia Tech University last week.

Owens is a 3-star prospect who ended the 2016 season with 37 tackles (21 solo) and 2 sacks. He is a very physical defensive lineman who uses his hands a lot and has great technique. Owens was previously committed to the University of Central Florida, however, he went on a visit to Georgia tech and loved it. After the visit he decommitted from UCF and committed to the Yellow Jackets on signing day. 

Godby bounces back on senior night

Andrew Miller, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) –Godby (21-1) defeated the Leon (14-9) Tuesday night by a score of 58-44. Godby avenged their loss to Rickards on Saturday—their first of the season— beating Leon 58-44 on senior night.

The Cougars (21-1) relied heavily on stingy interior defense and contributions from senior twins, Montre (15 points) and Montreal Edwards (12 points).

“At the end we played pretty good defense,” Godby head coach Andy Colville said. “When you only give up 44 points, you should win.”

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The game was close for much of the first half until Godby went on a 9-0 run with 6:05 left in the second quarter, adding to their lead and notching the score at 29-21 at halftime.

Leon (14-9) went on a 6-0 run of their own at the beginning of the third quarter, positioning them back into the game, but still trailing 33-31 with 2:50 left in the third.

The Cougars responded with a buzzer-beating three at the end of the third quarter by Montre Edwards, energizing the crowd and providing the home team with some momentum heading into the final period and leading 45-37.

“It felt really good, especially on Senior Night,” Edwards said of his buzzer-beater. The game marked Edwards’ last home appearance for the Cougars during the regular season.

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Rickards Hands Godby First Loss Behind Troutman’s 25 Points

Emma Vargas, Correspondent (@EmmaVargasFS on Twitter)

Tallahassee, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Rickards put an end to Godby’s 20-game win streak, giving the Cougars their first loss of the season with a 66-54 victory in front of the Raiders’ rowdy home crowd.

Alic Troutman scored a game-high 25 points for the Raiders (17-5), including a few rim-rocking dunks that ignited the crowd. “It felt good to give Godby their first loss,” Troutman said. “I’m glad it was us and not anybody else.”

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Troutman is just a sophomore, and as great as he played against Godby, the 6-foot-6 big man could get even better with more experience. “Alic is growing up,” Rickards coach Eli Bryant said. “The kid turned 16 on Tuesday. He’s never played in front of this many people in his life.”

Godby (20-1) tied the game 46-46 with a 3-pointer by Trey Jones, equaling Rickards score for the first time since 2:39 left in the second quarter. The Cougars tried to amp up the pressure with a full court press after the basket. Rickards had no trouble breaking it, and Troutman slammed it home at the other end with an emphatic dunk.

Back-to-back free throw opportunities, and a 3-pointer from Vincent McCray put the Raiders back in the driver seat. Then they put the pedal to the metal closing the game out on a 13-2 run.

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Godby Pushes Their Winning Streak To 20 After Beating Chiles

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent (@JordanPandyFS)

Tallahassee, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Godby remains undefeated this season after beating Chiles 81-63. The Cougars’ hounding defense suffocated the Timberwolves the whole game.

Godby (20-0) put up a lot of points and shot efficiently the entire game, shooting over 50%, but their defense is what helped them win the game. The Cougars played a full-court press the entire game and caused a number of turnovers.

The Cougars scored 23 points in the first quarter but only allowed Chiles (5-10) to score nine. The Stifling Godby defense caused the Timberwolves to commit 10 turnovers in the first quarter alone – a majority of the Cougars’ points came off of turnovers.

The second quarter really hurt the Timberwolves as they made five shots and missed 11. Unlike Chiles, Godby shot well in the same quarter, going 11-20. Chiles had a hard time stopping the Cougars from getting to the paint, all 10 of the 11 shots made were layups – and the 11th was an alley to junior Corbin Merritt who finished with 13 points.

Montreal Edwards was the one getting to the basket throughout the game. The senior guard tallied 18 points in the game and was distributing the ball well throwing up a couple alley-oops.

The leader in points was on the losing team tonight, as Kamari Brown poured in 21 points. Brown had a handful of nice dunks in the game, but unfortunately nobody else was making shots

Chiles will go on to face Taylor County at home tomorrow night at 7pm. Godby puts their undefeated season on the line against Rickards – after winning the first matchup at home this season – this Friday at 7:30pm.

Godby Beats Leon for the Sixth Straight Time

Alec Chessari, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Godby’s explosive run game and defense lead them to their first win of the season over Leon.

Godby was 0-2 before their Friday night win. They went on the road and played Thompson, a tough Alabama school, as well Niceville, a perennial powerhouse.  Godby came into Gene Cox stadium tonight with a different attitude.  Their running backs were explosive and their defense was ready for Leon’s offense.  The result was a 14-10 victory for Godby.

“We want to play those top caliber teams early in the season so we can expose our weaknesses,” said Godby head coach Todd Lanter.

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Message of ‘Family’ helps Godby students get to college

Alec Chessari, Contributor 

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –  Godby head basketball coach Andrew Colville preaches “Family” and that’s how he transitions his players from high school to college.

“We have been blessed to have a lot of kids get scholarships and we have had nine over the last two years,” Colville said.  “It means a ton to me. I talked to Quan Jackson who is at Georgia Southern doing his first summer semester the other day. It’s like one of your own kids at home when they leave you’re sad but also happy he is doing great and he has helped me and this school.”

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 Colville has sent players off to Division 1, D-2 and junior collegiate programs. Jackson went off to play for Georgia Southern, Desean Enzor signed with Kings University in Tennessee, JaShon Williams signed with ASA College in Miami and Tre Clemons signed with College of Central Florida.
“We preach family and how much we care about each other. We cannot fake that with the kids.  You try to fake them out, they know,” Colville said.

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Godby Falls to Marianna In 5A-2 District Championship

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – A complete game from Marianna sophomore pitcher Cameron Gray helped the Bulldogs win the 5A District 2 championship against Godby 7-3.

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Godby could not hang on to the ball on defense and it cost them.

The Marianna Bulldogs (23-6, 5-1) scored two quick runs in the first inning. The first run, scored by Gray, came on a double steal where he stole home. The second run came on a wild pitch thrown by senior pitcher Carmen Calabrese, where Josh Baxly scored.

The Bulldogs scored again in the second and third innings, off of a throwing error and a wild pitch, and the game looked like it might get out of hand, but Godby (15-9-1, 4-2) kept their heads up and scored three runs in the third inning.

“We put the ball in play a bunch and got a couple runs we scratched back,” said Godby head coach Jayson Strickland. “Unfortunately we turned around and letdown on defense and let them right back in the game.”

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Maclay Improves Winning Streak to Nine

Nick Pierce, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The last time Maclay played Godby, the Cougars won 8-2. This game, however, was completely different. Billy Grant pitched seven scoreless innings for Maclay and Max McKinley recorded four RBI, leading the Marauders to a 12-0 victory.

“We showed up today,” said Maclay coach Drew Sherrod. “That first time, for whatever reason, we didn’t play well. We didn’t throw strikes, and when we did throw strikes, we couldn’t catch or throw the ball. We also took terrible bats at the plate. When you do all of those things, you get your butt kicked.”

The Marauders sure didn’t get their butts kicked this time. They started the game by getting three straight runners on base. Grant then hit a deep single, driving in Jack Brady and Matt Caballero. This gave Maclay a 2-0 lead.

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Godby’s Bats Come Alive Against East Gadsden

By: Max Fay

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The hits just kept coming for Godby.

Triston Anderson, Austin King and Casey Harrell all had three hits for the Cougars and Logan Lacy had four himself.

In all the Cougars (3-3) racked up 18 hits and 25 runs, routing East Gadsden 25-1 in five innings. Godby scored three in the first, two in the second, 16 in the third and added another four in the fourth for good measure.

“It was nice to come out and swing the bats tonight after we went scoreless against Lincoln,” Godby coach Jayson Strickland said. “The one thing we talked about is staying back and letting the ball travel through the zone. Our big group of seniors have been hearing us preach that the last 2-3 years. They stayed back tonight and drove the ball, sot that was great to see.”

Lacy went 4-for-4 with a couple of triples and three RBI. Both of Brantley Yount’s hits came in the 16-run third. The first a two-run double, and the second a monster three-run homer deep over the left field fence that made the score 20-1.

Dylan Hutto made his first career varsity start for Godby, completing the game with 11 strikeouts in five innings work. Hutto struck out the side in both the fourth and fifth inning.

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“He stayed in the strike zone, and we struggled with that earlier this week,” Strickland said. “To pound the zone like he did, and to keep throwing strikes even after sitting for long periods of time, he did a really good job tonight.”

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