Tuesday Roundup: Mettenberger apologizes, Harrison wins at golf

Former University of Georgia QB Zach Mettenberger apologized yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual battery. Mettenberger was arrested in Remerton, GA on March 7 on underage drinking charges and was suspended from the team for one game by coach Mark Richt. Mettenberger starred in the G-Day spring scrimmage but several days later was kicked off of the team by Richt after more information came to light. Mettenberger apologized to the twenty-year-old victim after he grabbed her "breast and buttocks," according to the DA J. David Miller. Part of Mettenberger’s punishment including him staying away from Valdosta for a period of one year.

The rain came yesterday but the Class AAAAA state golf championships were able to be completed out at Lake Oconee. Lauren Court shot a 73 to claim the girls individual title and Court’s score helped the Collins Hill Lady Eagles claim the team title with a score of 158. Tift County finished second with a 161 while Brookwood fired a 176 and Grayson recorded a 195. The boys championship meanwhile played out exactly the way everyone figured with Harrison claiming the state title. The Hoyas completed a perfect season with a score of 296 to win in a playoff. Norcross finished third with a score of 303. Defending champion Peachtree Ridge finished sixth with a score of 311. The crown for Harrison was the second in three years.

The Meadowcreek Mustangs tapped a two-time winner of the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett’s assistant coach of the year Deario Grimmage as its new football coach . The Mustangs post will be Grimmage’s first head coaching job. Grimmage was named assistant coach of the year while at Shiloh and once at Meadowcreek by the Touchdown Club. He will be Meadowcreek’s fourth head coach in the last four years and Meadowcreek is just 3-77 since 2002.

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