Loganville's Sweeney wins Georgia Public Links title

Mark Sweeney of Loganville shot 68 and 66 to win the Georgia Public Links Championship by four shots over Albany's Ryan Wilson. The Georgia State Golf Association event was held at Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome.

Mickey Jones of Duluth shot 74 and 71 to tie for eighth. Jones also won Flight One by six shots over runner-up Bobby Nelson of Suwanee. Nelson shot 75-76.

Lilburn's Carl Loerzel (79-79) won Flight Four, Lawrenceville's Benny Clark (76-81) and Lilburn's Tyler Refling (80-77) tied for third in Flight Three, Norcross' Jeff Balsman (81-85) was fourth in Flight Four and Norcross' Jesse Palmer (83-82) was second in Flight Five.

Parkview's Pinson, Collins Hill's Guglielmo get running honors

Parkview's Josh Pinson and Collins Hill's Erin Guglielmo were named runners of the week in voting by the county's cross country coaches. Pinson was third at the county meet in 16 minutes, 3 seconds and Guglielmo was runner-up in the girls county race at 19:11.

Force defeats Generals 56-6

The Georgia Force home-school football team continued its winning ways with a 56-6 win over Bartow last weekend. The Force, which had five interceptions, is now

4-0 on the season.

Shaun Valentine had 20 rushes for 172 yards and three touchdowns along with an interception to lead the Force. Quarterback Eddie Jackson had 190 total yards and four TDs and Alex Higgins also had two TDs. Nick Mauney had three of the team's five interceptions.


SEC: Officials made right calls at Auburn-LSU game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference determined that officials made the right decision in reversing a pass interference call on a deflected pass late in the Auburn-LSU game.

SEC coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said Monday the call was correct because the pass was made uncatchable, making the timing of the contact irrelevant.

Auburn defensive back Zach Gilbert was flagged for interfering with receiver Early Doucet deep in its own territory in the 7-3 win over No. 6 LSU. The flag was waved off because officials deemed that Eric Brock's tip of the ball made it uncatchable.

Another controversial fourth-quarter call that went Auburn's way was also correct, Redding said.

An LSU interception on third-and-29 was negated because Daniel Francis was penalized for interference on receiver Courtney Taylor, giving Auburn an automatic first down.

''The defender just basically ran through the receiver,'' Redding said. ''He wasn't playing the ball. The ball was definitely catchable.''

SEC honors Woodson, Everett, Bliss

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Kentucky quarterback Andre' Woodson was named Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week after passing for 293 yards and three touchdowns against Mississippi.

Florida linebacker Earl Everett earned defensive honors with a team-high 11 tackles in a 21-20 win over Tennessee, including seven solo stops.

Everett led a defense that held the Volunteers to minus 11 yards rushing.

Woodson completed 22 of 34 passes and didn't throw an interception in Kentucky's 31-14 win.

Auburn punter Kody Bliss was the special teams player of the week after averaging 48.2 yards on six punts in a 7-3 win over LSU. He had punts of 62 and 61 yards and buried four punts inside LSU's 20-yard line.

Other weekly awards:

• Georgia guard Fernando Velasco was named offensive lineman of the week after grading out at 90 percent and helping pile up 198 yards rushing in a win over UAB.

• LSU tackle Glenn Dorsey was defensive lineman of the week after making eight tackles and two sacks against Auburn.

- From staff, wire reports