McCray steps forward for Clark Atlanta


Appalachian State 31, Georgia Southern 13

Valdosta State 37, Shorter 22


Lindsey Wilson at Reinhardt, noon

LaGrange at Ferrum, 1 p.m.

Southeastern at Point, 1 p.m.

Arkansas Baptist at Georgia Military, 1 p.m.

Albany State at Clark Atlanta, 2 p.m. Benedict at Morehouse, 2 p.m.

North Alabama at West Georgia, 2 p.m.

VMI at Mercer, 3 p.m.

Kennesaw State at Liberty, 7 p.m.

Clark Atlanta coach Kevin Ramsey has found someone to build his offense around.

Ramsey has turned to running back Jaha McCray, who transferred from Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Mo., and saw limited action until this month.

McCray, a sophomore, has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the past two games and scored on a 98-yard run in the Panthers’ 24-3 victory over Benedict, Ramsey’s first win at Clark Atlanta.

He also caught three passes for 88 yards last week and has 17 receptions for 188 yards this season.

“No doubt. He’s our guy,” Ramsey said. “He’s talented. We knew it was a matter of getting him healthy and him clicking with the offense and getting the ball in his hands.”

McCray leads the Panthers (1-6, 1-2 in the SIAC) with 309 yards on 63 carries.

They’ll have to stop Albany State’s Jarvis Small (Brunswick), the SIAC’s leading rusher, who has 676 yards and seven touchdowns.

Getting defensive: West Georgia (7-0) strengthened its hold on No. 2 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll after it shut down then-No. 8 Delta State 28-7 on Saturday.

The Wolves have five first-place votes to 27 for No. 1 Minnesota State.

The GSC gauntlet continues for West Georgia, which plays host to No. 13 North Alabama on Saturday.

The Wolves handed West Alabama its first loss Oct. 3 and defeated then-No. 21 Valdosta State before last week’s victory.

Records fall: LaGrange receivers Ervens Oge (Pierce County) and Josh Hardrick both set school marks in a loss to Huntingdon last week.

Oge became the school’s career receptions leader with 127, surpassing Griffin Roelle (Lassiter). The junior has 1,631 career yards.

Hardrick established a single-game record with 12 catches (for 111 yards), breaking the previous mark of 11, also previously held by Roelle.

Etc.: Reinhardt has scored a defensive touchdown in three consecutive games and in four of its seven games. … West Georgia defensive end Alex Armah (Dacula) leads the Gulf South Conference with seven sacks. … Albany State defensive back Marquez Hodo (Stockbridge) pushed his interception total to three with two picks in the Golden Rams' win over Morehouse. He returned his second 100 yards for a touchdown in the 38-0 victory. … Shorter's B.J. McCoy (Villa Rica) ran for GSC-high 210 yards last week. His total included a 92-yard touchdown run. … Mercer has held four of its six opponents to 70 yards or less this season.