Jefferson News

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

Give the gift of reading by donating used books for any age! Sponsored by the Jefferson High School Future Business Leaders of America.

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JHS

Congrats to the following band members for being named to the University of Georgia's January Festival this year!

JHS band had many students selected to participate in the University of Georgia's January Festival this year!

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JCS

The Advanced Drama class will open 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Thursday Night

Come out and support Drama on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15-17th at 7pm and 2pm on Saturday at the PAC.

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JHS

JROTC finished first at the 2018 Southeastern Regional Drill Competition!

JHS JROTC took First place. Our program is amazing and continually ranks among the elite.

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Youth Assembly

Jefferson High participated in Youth Assembly 2018. Samantha Ayoub was elected Speaker of the House and Branson White was named Clerk of the House. Both students worked hard to receive those spots in the House of Representatives.

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JHS

Overall First Place Band in class!!

Our marching band competed at the Kennesaw Mt. Marching Invitational this weekend and did very well. They were ranked overall Top Color Guard in class, overall Top Percussion in class, and overall Top Drum Major in class.

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Jefferson City Schools ranks highest district CCRPI single score

Jefferson City Schools has the highest district CCRPI single score in Northeast Georgia and 2nd highest in the State according to the @georgiadeptofed (out of 180 districts)!

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JES

First Grade Art Show!

On Thursday, November 8th, there will be a special art show at JES just for first graders. The art show will take place in the gym from 4:00-6:00pm.

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JES

Square 1 Art Fundraiser!

Order your child's artwork on a beautiful keepsake for all family members! The student have worked so hard to create the best work they can and give it as a gift and can't wait to share it with you all. ORDER TODAY!!

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Softball

Softball Defeats Ringgold to advance to the Elite Eight

The Jefferson Softball team defeated Ringgold, a 3rd seed from their region, to advance to the elite eight of the state tournament.

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Drama

Dragon Drama wins the One Act Play 8AAA Regional

Last Saturday, October 20th, the Dragon Drama team won the One Act Play 8AAA Regional competition with their performance of the play "Our Place".

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Life Point Dental makes Donation to JES Library

Thank you to Life Point Dental for their generous donation to our JES Media Center. Their motto is "Give, Smile, Repeat."

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JES

JES Fall Festival!

PTO Fall Festival is Saturday, October 20th from 3-6pm. We are looking for fun folks to make this year's Fall Festival the best one yet!

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Softball

JHS Varsity Softball takes down Cedar Grove to advance in the state playoffs

The Jefferson High School Varsity Softball defeated the Cedar Grove Saints to advance in the GHSA varsity softball state playoffs.

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Drama

Our House Jefferson High school One Act Play

JHS Drama is putting on Our House a one act play by Terry Gabbard.

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JES

Surprise Visitor at JES!!

State representative Tommy Benton came to read to Pre-K students, "Pete the Cat: Rocking in My Schools Shoes" on Tuseday, October 9!

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JES Celebrates Dot Day

JES Celebrates International Dot Day

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Jes

Marry Poppins visit to JES

It was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day at JES!! We had a very important guest fly under her umbrella and pay the kids a very important visit on Thursday, September 13.

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JMS Teacher of the Year

Lindsay Allen- Jefferson Middle School Teacher of the Year

Lindsay Allen is starting her third year of teaching at Jefferson Middle school, and so far she is an all around favorite.

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JHS

State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

JHS student, Levi Bell was named to the State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

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JA

Mandy Meyer, Jefferson Academy Teacher of the Year

Jefferson Academy teacher, Mandy Meyer has been selected for the teacher of the year award.

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JHS

Danielle Montgomery - JHS Teacher of the Year

The JHS Teacher of the Year was decided to be Danielle Montgomery on September 12th.

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JHS Ceremony

Jefferson High School Remembers 9/11

On Tuesday, September 11th 2018, the entire student body and faculty of Jefferson High School gathered to remember the tragedy that happened 9-11, 17 years ago.

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FFA

FFA Water Wars

The first FFA meeting of the school year was on Monday, August 21 and soaked everyone involved!

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Softball Wins Two Over the Weekend

Jefferson Softball beats Social Circle 6-0 and Newton 12-1

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Marching Band

The Dragon Regiment Marching Season is here

The Jefferson High School Marching Band has been working very hard lately to ensure they always put on their best performance.

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Jackson County 4-H Robotics Team

2018 Robotics Season Re-cap

A small re-cap of the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team’s 2018 season.

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FFA

Will Kellum-National FFA Finalist

Jefferson Graduate Will Kellum has been named a National Finalist for Landscape Management and will attempt to claim the title of National Winner this October.

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Jackson County 4-H Robotics Team

There's a Surge for STEM as Robotics Season Kicks-off

The Jackson County 4-H Robotics Team 2019 season is just around the corner. The kick-off meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 12th.

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Jefferson Baseball Wins First State Championship

Jefferson Baseball Wins First State Championship

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JES

Students Try to Dunk Ms. Beckwith

Congratulations to our classes that collected 100% of their Dragon Dash pledges. These students each got a chance to try to dunk Ms. Beckwith in the Dunking Booth. SPOILER ALERT: They were successful

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The Second Grade Art Show will be Thursday, April 19th in the gym from 4-6pm.

The Second Grade Art Show will be Thursday, April 19th in the gym from 4-6pm.

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Dragon Dash Thank You.

Thank you for your support of our annual Dragon Dash.

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Spring Break April 2nd - April 6th

Spring Break April 2nd - April 6th

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Mrs. Wilder’s AP Literature Class Visits The Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

On Tuesday, March 14, students from Mrs. Wilder’s AP Literature class had the opportunity to attend the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

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Total Person Candidates Complete Perfectly Polished Etiquette Training

On Sunday, March 11th, seniors of the total person program participated in the Perfectly Polished etiquette training class.

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C.J. Guzman is the 2018 Star Student and Lane Guzman is the 2018 Star Teacher

C.J. Guzman won the Star Student award by achieving the highest SAT score of anyone in the Senior class. He named his mother, Lane Guzman, the Star Teacher for 2018. Congratulations to the Guzman family!

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Five Dragons Sign Scholarships

Five Dragons took part in a signing ceremony on National Signing Day. Hunter Griffith and Logan Garner are attending Reinhardt University, Bryce Moore will attend Tusculum College, Noah Mulvey will attend Dordt College and Colby Wood will attend Wofford.

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Jefferson Advances Thirteen Wrestlers to State

The Dragon Wrestling Team won the Area Tournament and are advancing thirteen wrestlers to state.

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Dragon Swimmers and Divers have Best State Finish in their History

The Dragon Swimming Team competed in State this past weekend and had their best state finish in their history. The girls finished 7th and boys 17th.

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Five JHS Students Make Semi-Final Round of Governor's Honor Program

Please congratulate the following JHS Dragons for making the Semi-Final round of the Governor's Honor Program.

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Swim

Jefferson Dragons Make It to State Swim Meet

The JHS Swim team has made it to the state meet! View the full story to see our lineup.

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Mock Trial Club

JHS Mock Trial Team

The JHS Mock Trial Team competed in regional trial competition Saturday at the UGA Law School. This was their second time competing as a team. Our Law Dragons performed wonderfully!

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Jefferson High School's New Pep Band

Jefferson High School's new Pep Band was in attendance at the basketball game for the first time Monday January 22nd. We would like to thank the Pep Band and Jason Sneath for adding to the atmosphere at The Arena.

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JHS FBLA at Region Competition last night

We are so proud of all of our competitors that represented JHS FBLA at Region Competition.

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Jefferson Middle School Wins GASSP Breakout School Award

JMS wins GASSP Breakout Award. The Breakout Schools Award is Sponsored by Georgia State University Principal Center and is designed to identify, recognize, and showcase Georgia middle schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement.

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Jefferson FBLA Gives Back

The Jefferson High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America recently teamed up with the Jefferson Middle School FBLA chapter to clean up Washington Street.  The students made their way from the schools to Swirlee's Frozen Yogurt and picked up trash along the way. 

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Jefferson Retires Brandon Mosley and Chris Beck's Jersey

On Friday night, October 13th, the Dragon Nation honored two former greats by retiring their high school jerseys. Chris Beck was and still is an outstanding pitcher.

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Drama Dragons to Perform Macbeth October 25th and 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Come out and support the Drama Dragons and watch their performance of Macbeth October 25th and 26th at 7:00 p.m.

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JHS Adopts Lemm Elementary School After Hurricane Harvey

Coach Colquitt, Head Boys Soccer Coach at JHS gathered and delivered school supply donations for Lemm Elementary School in Houston, Texas to help relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

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Scotland Exchange Students

Welcome Scotland Exchange Students

On September 29, 2017, JHS will be welcoming the Scotland Exchange Students,

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AFJROTC

Fundraising for AFJROTC

AFJROTC is selling fresh apples to support the AFJROTC program. AFJROTC is selling fugi, golden delicious, granny smith, and red delicious apples. AFJROTC is selling apples in pecks, half bushels, and bushels. The deadline to buy apples is September 8, 2017 and order delivery will be September 13 - 14, 2017.

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Join the JHS Mechatronics Club Monday August 7th

The JHS Club will meet at the S.T.E.A.M. Center from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Mondays & Wednesdays.

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JHS

Jefferson High School Awarded U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal

Jefferson High School was awarded a Silver Medal by U.S. News and World Report in their Best High School's in America rankings.

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JHS

Luke Bell Named as Governor's Honor Program Finalist

Jefferson High School is pleased to announce that sophomore Luke Bell, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP).

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AFJROTC Wins Big at State

The Jefferson AFJROTC program put on a great show this past weekend at the State Drill Meet hosted in Macon, GA.

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JHS Track travels to Tallahassee and competes is the FSU Track Meet

The JHS Track team had a very successful meet with many fantastic performances by its standout members.

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band

Band Marches in Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Jefferson Dragon Band was invited to participate in the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago.

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JHS FBLA Competes at State Conference

JHS FBLA competed at the State Conference and had ten students place. Congratulations to all the competitors and the following students who placed at the state level.

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JHS receives Audio Visual Grant Valued at $30,000

To support the delivery of the new Audio Visual and Film Pathway, Jefferson High School has received an equipment and platform grant provided by a partnership between the state of Georgia and The ESE Network Corporation valued at $30,000.

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Jefferson Students Participate in the Georgia United Nations Assembly

Harry Cooper and Cathy Carter chaperoned the following Jefferson Students at the Georgia United Nations Assembly. The Georgia United Nations Assembly is a simulation of the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations.

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Jefferson Wrestling Wins 17th Straight Traditional Team State Title

The Jefferson Wrestling Team won its 17th straight state title in the team traditional tournament. Dawson Bates won an individual state championship in the 132 lb Weight Class.

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Lady Dragons Basketball Wins 8AAAA Region Championship

The Lady Dragons beat North Oconee 42-29 to win the Region Championship.

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Wrestling

Jefferson Qualifies 12 wrestlers for State Tournament

This past weekend the wrestling state sectionals were held at Jefferson High School. Jefferson had 12 wrestlers qualify for the Traditional State tournament.

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Jefferson City Schools

JHS, JMS, JES Receive 5-star Climate Rating

JHS, JMS and JES received a 5-star climate rating by the Georgia Department of Education. This is the highest rating on their measure.

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Dragons Wrestling Wins 16th Consecutive Duals State Title

On January 14th, the Jefferson Dragon wrestling team won the state duals for the 16th consecutive time. This broke the Gilmer Bobcats 31-match winning streak and 7 straight dual titles. Go Dragons!

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Football

Gene Cathcart Named Head Football Coach for JHS

Gene Cathcart was named head coach of the Dragon Football Team on January 12th.

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CCRPI

Jefferson has 4th Highest CCRPI Score in Georgia

The 2016 CCRPI scores were recently released. Read this article for more information about what CCRPI is and how Jefferson scored

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Youth Assembly

Jefferson Students Attend 72nd Georgia Youth Assembly

Congratulations to the members of the Jefferson High School Youth Assembly Delegation! 19 of your classmates attended the three day 72nd Youth Assembly Conference in Atlanta.

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Swimming

JHS Swim Team takes 1st at Fall Frenzy Invitational

The JHS Swim Team participated in the annual Fall Frenzy invitational November 12th.

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Football

Jefferson Beats Cairo to get to Semifinals

Jefferson wins an amazing game against Cairo!

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Academic Bowl Team

Academic Bowl Team Wins Region and Participates in High Q

Academic Bowl Team Wins Region and Participates in High Q

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Football Review

Jefferson Wins Defensive Battle with West Laurens

The Dragons won 21-0 in the second round of the playoffs

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Basketball

JV Basketball First Win

Congratulations to The Lady Dragon Jv team on their first win of the season!

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Spanish Club

International Dinner and Trivia Night

Spanish Club joined French Club to have an international dinner and trivia night.

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AFJROTC Drill Meet

Drill Team Dragons

This weekend, the AFJROTC drill team dragons traveled to Tift country to compete.

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Swimming

Jefferson Swim Dragons Compete in First Swim Meet of the Season

The Jefferson High School Swim Team had a meet at Riverside High School, November 9th, against multiple teams and finished 2nd for the women and 3rd for the men.

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Softball Advances in Championship Tournament

Jefferson Softball advanced in the championship tournament by defeating Chapel Hill 3-2. Will play Central High School at 9am on 10/28.

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Scotland Exchange Program

Each year 20 students from Jefferson High School were selected in the spring to take part in the exchange. Students from both 10th and 11th grade are able to apply and get selected.

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Softball Dragons host West Laurens in Second Round

Come out and support your Lady Dragons as they are hosting their Sweet Sixteen series!

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Softball Wins Region Will Host First Round of Playoffs

JHS Softball won the region tournament and will host the first round of the playoffs.

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Mitchell Signs with Brenau

Caroline Mitchell signs with Brenau University to continue her softball career.

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Principal's Leadership Council Results

Voting results for the Pricipal's Leadership Council have been announced.

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Miss the JMS Talent Show?

Miss the JMS Talent Show? Watch it here.

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Jefferson Artists Compete in Art in the Park

Jefferson had a great showing in the Art in the Park, art contest.Jefferson sent entries from grades 2-8. All schools that entered had winners.

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Jefferson Sports Recap (Week of 9/12)

Last week, five JHS teams, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Football, and Softball, competed against other teams. These are their results and scores.

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Softball Playoff Possibilities (UPDATED 9-20)

The Dragons Softball season is almost over and we have broken down what they need to do to take first seed.

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Jefferson Sports Preview (Week of 9/19/2016)

Come out and support the Dragons this week. There are chances to watch Football, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country and Cheerleading.

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Results from the 18th Annual Bulldog Classic

JHS and JMS Competition Cheerleaders competed in the 18th annual Bulldog Classic. The JMS competition squad took second place.

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HOSA Elects Officers

HOSA officers for 2016-2017 are as follows: President, Rachael Middleton, Vice President; Beatrix Towe, Secretary; Taylor Sorrow, Treasurer; Aidan Gillick, Historian; Sara Rodgers.

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STEAM Center

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) lab is now fully operational. From VR (Virtual Reality) to 3D printing, the STEAM Lab has so much to offer to students.

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Softball

JHS Softball Recap

The Lady Dragons Softball team has had an impressive season so far with a 10-2 record. And being 5-1 in the region games.

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VolleyBall Mid-Season Recap

The Jefferson High School Dragons Volleyball team is off to a very good start this season. So far, they have won over half of the games they have played having 14 of their 22 games won.

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