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From the Nov. 15, 2017 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Marion County High overcame injuries and adversity last Friday evening to beat Telfair County in a thrilling game, winning the first round of the GHSA State Playoffs by a score of 28-27.
   Marion led for most of the game, having carried a 21-7 lead into halftime and leading 28-14 heading into the final quarter. Telfair battled back and came within one point of the Eagles with 3:45 left on the clock, but junior Josh Rodgers blocked an extra point attempt as the hometown crowd went wild.
   A few minutes later ... The rest of the story.