Former Perry standout Casey Hayward and former West Laurens star Demaryius Thomas faced off for the second time this season when Thomas’ Denver Broncos knocked off Hayward’s San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
Thomas had five catches for 79 yards, but it was Hayward who scored as he returned an interception for a touchdown. Hayward finished with three tackles and three passes defensed.
Here’s a look at how the other Middle Georgians in the NFL fared this weekend:
Darqueze Dennard (Twiggs County) Cincinnati: One tackle against Washington.
Bud Dupree (Wilkinson County) Pittsburgh: Off week.
Leonard Floyd (Dodge County) Chicago: Two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit against Minnesota.
Kareem Jackson (Westside) Houston: Five tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed against Detroit.
Charles Johnson (Hawkinsville) Carolina: One tackle, one sack, two quarterback hits against Arizona.
Abry Jones (Northside) Jacksonville: Three tackles against Tennessee.
Marquette King (Rutland) Oakland: Six punts for a 40.0-yard average, including four punts downed inside the 20, against Tampa Bay.
Keith Mumphery (Dooly County) Houston: Inactive against Detroit.
Steven Nelson (Northside) Kansas City: Two tackles, two passes defensed against Indianapolis.
Demarcus Robinson (Peach County) Kansas City: Twenty-one plays on special teams against Kansas City.
DeAndre Smelter (Tattnall Square) San Francisco: Practice squad.
Erik Walden (Dublin) Indianapolis: Two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, two quarterback hits against Kansas City.