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Whitlow, Tolbert impressive in spring A-Day game

Whitlow, Tolbert impressive in spring A-Day game


By Pamela Holloway

It was a windy and rainy day on the Plains Saturday for Auburn’s A-Day game, but that didn’t stop the Auburn faithful from coming out to support the Tigers.

The game was played with the Blue vs. Orange team for four 15-minute quarters, with a running clock in the second half.

Auburn’s defense played well and was dominant for the majority of the game.

On the offensive side of the ball, two area players led the way for the offenses.

LaFayette High School alumni Jatarvious “Boobee” Whitlow, along with Dadeville alumni C.J. Tolbert had great games at running back on Saturday.

Auburn’s CJ Tolbert Saturday at A-Day

C.J. Tolbert had a stellar outing for the Tiger offense.

Tolbert carried the ball 19 times for a game high 137 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74-yard scamper in the second quarter.

Tolbert was named the games offensive MVP for his efforts.

Whitlow wasn’t far behind Tolbert with his offensive performance.

The former LaFayette High standout had a awesome game as well on Saturday for the Tigers.

Boobee carried the ball 14 times for 98 yards, including one of the most exciting one yard runs you ever seen.

In a play that should have been a definite loss of yards, Boobee took a hand off to the right, reversed field, avoided several would be tackles, then dipped and dodged his way back past the line of scrimmage for a one yard gain.

Auburn’s Jatarvious “Boobee”Whitlow At A-Day Saturday

Boobee also had a 12-yard reception, showing his versatility as a running back.

The game ended with the Orange team defeating the Blue team 18-10.

The Orange team had a total of 279-yards total offense and the Blue team only had 143.