Roddy is "Cool" with Record-Breaking Season

Roddy is "Cool" with Record-Breaking Season

Chamblee High (8-2, 5-2) will miss out on the playoffs this season due to being on the wrong end of a head-to-head tiebreaker thanks to an earlier loss to Dunwoody. It marks the end of a special season and career for star running back Roddy Jones.

Chamblee High (8-2, 5-2) will miss out on the playoffs this season due to being on the wrong end of a head-to-head tiebreaker thanks to an earlier loss to Dunwoody. It marks the end of a special season and career for star running back Roddy Jones.

"Our season's over now," said Jones. We finished 8-2 but didn't make the playoffs because we lost to Dunwoody and Grady and only 2 teams from our sub-region go."

Jones put up some eye-popping numbers consistently this season. In one game earlier this season, about the only thing that could slow Roddy down was the endzone. "I had 189 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns in that game (Riverwood) and in our last game I had 320 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns," said Jones.

The Dekalb County all-time rushing record, previously held by Patrick Pass, came down this season as Roddy ran wild over most of his opponents. Often times his yardage totals would be over just 2 or 3 quarters in games Chamblee had in hand.

"I finished with 1776 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns on the year and I ended up breaking Patrick Pass' rushing record so that was pretty cool," said Jones.

Roddy now moves on to college where he's part of perhaps the best ever recruiting class for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He'll enter in the same class with fellow 4-star Georgian Jonathan Dwyer to form a fantastic tandem that could potentially draw comparisons to recent running back duos like Reggie Bush-LenDale White and Cadillac Williams-Ronnie Brown. At least that's the hope for Tech fans. In 2007 they'll have to patiently wait behind one of the ACC's best in Tashard Choice but look for the duo to begin running loose on opponents for sure beginning in 2008.

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