TIGER — Whatever questions skeptics had about the Jefferson Dragons’ hopes for the 2015 season may have been answered Friday night in the Dragons’ 19-7 victory over the Rabun County Wildcats.
Jefferson sophomore running back Colby Wood answered the question of could he carry the load in the Dragons’ backfield, picking up right where his predecessor, Sammy Williams, left off, rushing for 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Wood scored on runs of 38, 47 and 2 yards, respectively.
He also led the Dragons’ young secondary and defended Rabun County’s Charlie Woerner throughout the game, holding the Georgia recruit to five catches for 46 yards.
Wood’s sophomore counterpart at quarterback, Bryce Moore, showed signs that the Friday night stage wasn’t too big or too bright as he went 8 of 9 through the air for 97 yards. His longest completion was a 49-yard strike to senior wide receiver Kaleb Cooley on a first-and-10 play-action pass from the Dragons’ own 5-yard line early in the third quarter. Cooley finished the game with five catches for 68 yards.
Rabun County quarterback Bailey Fisher finished the game 113 passing yards and 34 rushing yards.
Jefferson hosts Winder-Barrow next week, while Rabun County travels to Habersham Central.