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Jefferson wins region title
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Jefferson senior Chris Beck threw a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts en route to an 11-0 win against North Oconee on Thursday  at Banks County High.

With the win, the Dragons claimed the Region 8-AA championship.

Jamie Sexton led the Dragons (20-3) at the plate with a two-run home run and scored three runs. Lucas Redd drove in a pair of runs and also scored once.

Jefferson plays host to Model (15-9) in the opening round of the Class AA state playoffs in a best-of-three series next Friday at Horace Jackson Field.

Jefferson 9, Banks Co. 5

The Dragons secured home field advantage in the opening round of the Class AA state playoffs with its win against the Leopards Thursday in Homer. Chris Swancey threw a complete game and only allowed one earned run for Jefferson.

Chris Beck had a home run and five RBIs for the Dragons. Lucas Redd finished the game with three hits and an RBI for Jefferson.

Kyle Smith and Justin Bowen each had a home run for Banks County.

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