Indians Beat Habersham, Move To 5-0

For the first time since 2007, the Stephens County Indian football team is 5-0.

Friday night, the Indians went on the road and won the Battle of Currahee Mountain over the Habersham Central Raiders, 35-18.

“We didn’t make mistakes offensively in the second half,” said Stephens County Head Coach Wesley Tankersley. “The coaches called a good game and our guys executed and made plays.”

The Indians opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 72-yard touchdown pass from Ben Stowe to Cam Lacy.

After Habersham Central’s Samarcus Burney scored on a 10-yard touchdown run to make it 7-6, Stowe found Lacy for an eight-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give Stephens County a 14-6 lead at halftime.

Burney’s second touchdown run, a 42-yarder, brought the Raiders within two at 14-12, but Stowe and Lacy connected for a third touchdown pass, this time from 58 yards, to give the Indians a 21-12 lead.

Stowe then scored on a two-yard touchdown run to make it 28-12 after three quarters and after a final Habersham touchdown on a one-yard run from Carson Parker, Javin Gordon scored on a 13-yard touchdown run to give the Indians their final touchdown.

Defensively, Ritt Tankersley, Corey Richie and Bryson Trimier all intercepted passes for the Indians and Tankersley and Vadole Fleming also recovered fumbles.

With the win, Stephens County again moves to 5-0, while Habersham Central falls to 2-2. The Indians are off this coming week and will open region play on October 1st at home against Monroe Area.

In other area action,

  • Franklin County beat Crescent (SC), 36-32
  • Hart County beat Westside (SC) 63-28
  • Rabun County beat Saluda (SC) 63-7
  • Oconee County beat Thomasville 20-6
  • East Jackson beat East Hall 56-27
  • Banks County lost to Fannin County 30-13

Player Awards

Stephens County Farm Bureau Player of the Game: Ritt Tankersley
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game: Matt Moore
X-Factor Sub of the Game: Colton Bartmas
First Baptist Church Spirit Award: Costner Brock