Indian Football Edges Madison Co.

Stephens County comes from behind to stay unbeaten with a non-region football win over Madison County.

Friday, the Indians scored nine fourth-quarter points to beat the Red Raiders, 19-14, in Danielsville.

“Things weren’t going our way, but the kids showed a lot of character,” said SCHS Head Coach Wesley Tankersley. “I’m proud of their effort and how they fought back and I’m proud of our coaching staff.”

After a scoreless opening twelve minutes, the Indians started the scoring with a nine-yard touchdown run by Ben Stowe in the opening seconds of the second quarter.

Madison County tied the game at seven later in the quarter, but the Indians took the lead going into halftime on a 35-yard field goal by Braden Morris.

In the third quarter, Madison County took a 14-10 lead, which they held into the final quarter.

Stephens County cut the margin to one with nine minutes to on Morris’ second field goal, a 22-yarder.

Then, after a defensive stop, the Indians went almost 90 yards, scoring the winning touchdown on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Stowe to Cam Lacy.

The Indians’ defense sealed the win with a Vadole Fleming interception with a minute left.

With the win, the Indians are now 4-0. Madison County falls to 2-1.

Stephens County heads on the road this coming Friday to take on Habersham Central. Kick-off is set for 7:30 with coverage on WNEG beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Indian Road Show.

In other area action,

  • Franklin County lost to Jackson County, 20-19
  • Habersham Central beat White County, 21-12
  • Rabun County beat Murphy, North Carolina, 59-14
  • Banks County beat Lumpkin County, 26-16

Player Awards

Stephens County Farm Bureau Player of the Game – Tyler Fulbright
X-Factor Sub of the Game – Javon Gordon
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game – Aaron Maxwell
First Baptist Church Spirit Award – Omari Feaster