Here’s a look at how local college football players did in their games last week:
QB Chancellor Johnson, Newnan, Albany State, Soph. — The former Newnan quarterback was 3 of 6 passing for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Rams’ 34-9 victory over Miles College. He also ran for 59 yards and a touchdown. Johnson has run for two touchdowns and passed for seven through five games. Albany State hosts Lincoln University at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon amd brings a 3-2 record into the contest.
DB Tray Matthews, Newnan, Auburn, Sr. — Matthews helped the No. 13-ranked Tigers beat the No. 24-ranked Mississippi Bulldogs 49-10 last week in an SEC battle. Matthews had three tackles and an interception for the Tigers. Matthews has 19 tackles, a sack and interception and a forced fumble for the 4-1 Tigers. Auburn plays Saturday at noon on the SEC Network.
LB Jamie Skalski, Northgate, Clemson, Soph. — In his second year with the defending national champions, the former Newnan Times-Herald Defensive Player of the Year had one tackle in last week’s 31-17 victory over Virginia Tech on the road in Blacksburg. For the season, Skalski has seven tackles. The second-ranked Tigers return home Saturday with a 5-0 record for a noon kickoff against ACC opponent Wake Forest. The game will be played on ESPN2.
RB Alex Lakes, Northgate, Mercer, Sr. — In last week’s 49-14 victory over VMI, Lakes helped Mercer to the victory with 10 carries for 467 yards and a touchdown. For the season, Lakes has carried the ball 28 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Mercer travels to The Citadel for a 2 p.m. Southern Conference contest.
DB J.K Britt, Newnan, North Carolina, Jr. — In his return home to Atlanta last Saturday to play Georgia Tech, Britt had one tackle in his team’s 33-7 ACC loss to the Yellow Jackets. The loss dropped North Carolina to 1-4. Britt has three tackles this season. North Carolina plays Notre Dame Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
DB Brandon Facyson, Northgate, Virginia Tech, Sr. — The former Northgate standout had two solo tackles and assisted on another in the Hokies’ 31-17 loss to defending national champion Clemson. It was the first loss of the season for 12th-ranked Virginia Tech, which fell to 4-1. Facyson has nine tackles through five games. Virginia Tech plays at Boston College Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.