College Bearcats’ play is strong

Published 1:35 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Several former Bainbridge High School athletes continue to represent their hometown well in collegiate football this fall.

Malcolm Sheppard, a senior defensive lineman for the University of Arkansas, had one solo tackle and one assisted tackle in the Razorbacks’ 44-23 win over the Auburn Tigers on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark., according to official NCAA statistics. Sheppard also had a solo and an assisted tackle, which pushed the Tigers back 12 yards and a sack that caused a loss of nine yards.

Sheppard is tied for 93rd nationally and 12th in the SEC in the category of sacks, with three. He is tied for 29th nationally and ranks first in the SEC in the category of tackles for loss, with nine.

Former Bearcat Ray Dominguez started at offensive tackle for the Razorbacks.

This Saturday, Arkansas will take on the No. 1 nationally ranked team, the Florida Gators, in Gainesville, Fla. The game will be televised nationally on CBS beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Former Seminole County Indian Bacarri Rambo, a redshirt freshman for the University of Georgia, intercepted a Tennessee pass in the third quarter and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. Rambo now has two interceptions on the year. Rambo also had three solo tackles and one assisted tackle in the Bulldogs’ 49-19 loss to Tennessee on Saturday.

In a media conference call on Sunday, UGA Head Football Coach Mark Richt said Rambo, who has played in all six UGA games in the 2009 season, will continue to see more playing time in rotation at safety.

Former Bearcat Darryl Gamble, a starting middle linebacker for the Bulldogs, had one solo tackle and three assisted tackles.

Former Bearcat Nick Williams had an assisted tackle and participated on special teams.

Early County’s Shawn Williams also played.

Former Bearcat Michael Brown, a sophomore running back for Valdosta State University, rushed eight times for 39 net yards in the Blazers’ 33-20 win over Henderson State in Valdosta on Saturday, according to statistics accessed on VSU’s Web site.

The CBS College Sports cable channel will broadcast Valdosta State’s game against North Alabama on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. CBS College Sports is Mediacom Channel 171.

Attapulgus’ Pat Riley, a redshirt junior quarterback for Benedict College, rushed 13 times for 71 net yards in the Tigers’ 20-15 win over Lane College in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, according to statistics accessed on the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Web site. Riley also completed three of 10 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the game.