UPDATED Jan. 1, 2014:
CSCC Chargers gain spots in the latest NJCAA National Poll. Columbia State men are now in the TOP 10 at #10! CONGRATS GUYS!
The Columbia State Chargers find themselves ranked among the NJCAA elite. CSCC entered the Top 25 (Dec.3rd Poll) at number 14 in the nation with 177 points. The Chargers are on an 11-0 run to (6-0 TCCAA) begin the 2013-14 season.
Columbia State has had a very strong start winning their games by an average of 12-points per game. The 6-0 Tennessee Community College Athletic Association record has been the toughest to obtain winning those games by a mere 7.75 ppg with a couple of two-point wins which includes a last-second three-pointer to defeat Roane State 69-67. So as they say, you’ve gotta have a little luck in maintaining the winning streak.
Not only luck though, Columbia State is shooting a blazing 50.5% from the field and just shy of 40% beyond the three-point line. Freshman TJ Dunans of Atlanta, GA. leads the team in scoring, knocking down 16.7 points per game. Soph. Matt Smith second 14.5, Kendrick May 11.8 and Arturs Bremers 10.5 ppg. Dunans also saved Columbia State’s run with CSCC trailing Roane State, with :05 left the freshman hit a three at the buzzer to give the Chargers the victory. Dunans has the stuff to play Division I and has drawn the attention of several SEC coaches.
This weekend (Dec. 6&7) the Chargers will be in West Tennessee. Friday CSCC will play Southwest Community College and Dyersburg State Saturday.
(Ramblinwreck.Com) Georgia Tech junior guard Shaquille Mason was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams announced Monday afternoon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Mason was named first team All-ACC honors.
With Mason’s selection, Georgia Tech has been represented on the All-ACC first team for 18 consecutive seasons. This marks the seventh straight year that a Yellow Jacket offensive lineman has been named first team All-ACC.
Mason, who has started 25 consecutive games, was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week two times during the regular season. The Columbia (Tenn.) native helped the Georgia Tech offense rank sixth nationally in rushing offense, seventh in third-down percentage, 15th in fewest sacks allowed and 16th in red-zone offense.
Shaquille was a member of the 2010 TSSAA Class 5A State Championship Columbia Central Lions squad.
Georgia Tech now awaits its 17th consecutive postseason bowl bid, which is expected to be announced on Sunday. The Yellow Jackets concluded the regular season 7-5 overall, 5-3 in the ACC.
Shaq’s Bio from the Georgia Tech football website:
Emerging as one of the better offensive linemen in the ACC… has made an impact since he first stepped foot on campus… cracked the offensive line rotation in 2011 as a true freshman and started as a sophomore in 2012… has potential to be outstanding… was named after Shaquille O’Neal and got a chance to meet the former NBA star in December of 2012.
2012 (sophomore): Played in all 14 games and started 12 times… made his first start of the season Sept. 15 vs. Virginia at left guard and never relinquished that starting role… played a key role in Georgia Tech leading the ACC and ranking fourth nationally in rushing offense.
2011 (true freshman): Played in 11 games and started the Hyundai Sun Bowl when All-American Omoregie Uzzi sat out with an injury… ESPN.com named him to the ACC All-Bowl Team… helped Georgia Tech lead the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage.
High School: Columbia Central HS… played four seasons for coach Vance Belew… served two years as team captain… helped Columbia Central to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee 5A playoffs in 2009 and a state championship in 2010… earned three stars from both Scout and Rivals… played left tackle and defensive tackle… named all-state and all-district in 2009 and 2010… selected to play in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game.
Congratulations to Shaq! We wish him all the best!
From Russell Athletics…..
Voting has officially closed for the 2013 Fight Like Dylan Award- we wanted to take this opportunity to give a HUGE thanks to every person who shared their inspiring story with us.
We’re moving on to the judging phase and choosing a winner will be no easy task! Thanks again for your support and see you at the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28th!
The Third annual “Fight Like Dylan Award,” which honors the courageous life of Dylan Rebeor, a terminally ill football player whose last wish was for new equipment for his teammates. In honor of Dylan’s character, courage and consideration of others, Russell will donate apparel and equipment via a $50,000 grant to one high school team that has demonstrated determination through sports.
Rebeor, a Columbia, Tenn., native, was just 16 when he passed away Dec. 3, 2010 after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer. Rebeor was a wide receiver on Columbia Central High School’s football team, but died just hours before his team won their first state championship in 58 years. Throughout his ordeal, Dylan’s commitment and dedication to his team never wavered. In fact, his final wish was for his teammates to receive new uniforms for their upcoming season.
“Dylan’s selflessness and courageous attitude in the face of an incomprehensible situation is truly inspiring,” said Gary Barfield, executive vice president, Russell Brands, LLC. “Russell learned of Dylan’s story and it moved us beyond words. We are honored that we can continue to celebrate Dylan’s life by awarding other deserving teams across the country for years to come.”
In the coming days TennesseeSportsNet will share some of the stories from entries across the country. Check back periodically to see their heartfelt stories.
The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards were handed out to the top 10 backs and linemen in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Murfreesboro. For the twelfth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award. There are three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.