Indians Fall To Rabun on Homecoming

Stephens County drops its third straight game on Homecoming at the Reservation.

Friday night, Rabun County broke open a close game after a weather delay on the way to a 44-7 win in Toccoa.

Head Coach Wesley Tankersley said it was another tough night that the team will have to bounce back from.

“You can’t let adversity let you get away from your focus,” he said. “When bad things happened tonight, we lost our focus. We just have to get back to work next week.”

The Wildcats opened the scoring late in the first quarter on a five-yard touchdown run by Gunner Stockton, but the Indians tied it at seven on a 22-yard halfback pass from Mardy Lanier to Hudson Spurlock.

Right before a one-hour lightning delay, Rabun took the lead for good on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Stockton to Tate Ramey. After the delay, the Wildcats added a safety and returned a fumble for a touchdown to lead at halftime, 23-7.

Stephens County then couldn’t come down with the second half kickoff and Rabun County picked it up and ran it in to take a 30-7 lead, extending it to 37-7 on a 16-yard pass from Stockton to Sam Adams.

Those two connected one more time in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard pass to wrap up the scoring.

With the loss, the Indians drop to 1-3 on the season, while Rabun County moves to 3-0.

Meanwhile, Bree Adams was named homecoming queen at Stephens County High School.

This coming week, Stephens County football hits the road to face rival Habersham Central.

Stephens County Farm Bureau Player of the Game: DJ Jones
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game: Jahari Burns
X-Factor Sub of the Game: Vadole Fleming
First Baptist Church Spirit Award: Kalik Sullivan