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Berry seeing more action for SSU Tigers
Josh Berry takes handoff during GSU game
Josh Berry, a running back for the Tigers, had seven carries for 25 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards against the Eagles. - photo by Photo from SSU athletics

Former Long County High School football standout Josh Berry, who is now a member of the Savannah State University team, saw action on Saturday against Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Berry, a running back for the Tigers, had seven carries for 25 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards against the Eagles. He also had one kick return for 16 yards.
The Tigers lost, 83-9.
The weekend before, Berry played against Middle Tennessee State (1-1) in Murfreesboro, rushing for 36 yards on six attempts, claiming one reception for a two yards, and returning a kick 10 yards. The Tigers also lost that game 61-7.
Berry attended LCHS from 2009-13 and excelled at football and basketball. As a senior for the Blue Tide football team, he became the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher, running for 1,292 and scoring 13 touchdowns. That same year, he was the Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Player of the Year for LCHS and he also was the co-Player of the Year for Region 2-AA.
Berry and the Tigers (0-2) will have their first home game of the year Saturday when they face Fort Valley State University (0-1) at
6 p.m. in Ted Wright Stadium.

Shadrach Thornton
For the second week in a row, Liberty County High School alum Thornton led North Carolina State’s rushing game.
Thornton, a junior running back, had 86 yards and three touchdowns against Old Dominion on Saturday in Raleigh, leading the Wolfpack to its 46-34 win.
Thornton had 78 yards rushing in the Wolfpacks’ season-opening 24-23 win against Georgia Southern on Aug. 30 in Raleigh. 

Melvin King
Former Liberty County High School player King, a junior linebacker at Georgia State, had two assists in tackles in the Panthers’ 34-31 loss to New Mexico State on Saturday in Atlanta.

LaBaron Anthony
Bradwell Institute graduate Anthony, a true freshman at West Alabama, rushed for 11 yards on three carries in his school’s 44-20 win over Stillman College on Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

Raekwon McMillan
In Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Liberty County alum McMillan tallied one tackle for a 3-yard loss in the Buckeyes’ 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech. McMillan made headlines throughout the Buckeyes’ spring practice, and many thought he would see much more playing time than he has received.
According to a report on, writer Dave Biddle said he spoke with Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash about McMillan’s limited role.
In addition to the two plays Saturday, McMillan saw some action on special teams in the Buckeyes season opener against Navy.
Ash told the reporter that as McMillan develops mentally, he will see more playing time. Ash said the team will speed up his development during practices so he can increase his playing time throughout the season.

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