Indians Remain Atop Region 8-AAA

Stephens County stays on top of the Region 8-AAA football standings.

Friday night, the Indians defeated Hart County, 30-14, in Toccoa in a region game.

Head Coach Wesley Tankersley said it’s an important step as the Indians move through the region schedule.

“We didn’t play all that great at times with penalties and turnovers, but they had a mentality to go play the next play and we had a lot of players step up tonight and make plays and that is good to see,” he said.

Stephens County started the scoring on a 13-yard touchdown run by Javin Gordon to make it 7-0 in the first quarter. However, Hart County tied it at 7 late in the quarter on a 24-yard flea flicker touchdown pass.

The Indians took a 10-7 lead into halftime on a Colton Bartmas 20-yard field goal.

In the second half, Stephens County built its lead, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run by Brock Tankersley to make it 17-7.

Stephens County added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, on a touchdown pass from Ben Stowe to Cam Lacy and a touchdown run by Tyson Everett. Hart County got a late touchdown to finish the scoring.

With the win, the Indians move to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in region play, while Hart County falls to 1-2 in the region and 4-4 overall.

Stephens County will head on the road this coming week to take on Oconee County in a game that will help determine first place in the region. Air time Friday night is 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. in Watkinsville.

In other region games, Franklin County lost to Hebron Christian 56-0 and Oconee County beat Monroe Area, 28-19. Elsewhere in the area, Habersham Central lost to North Forsyth, 24-14.

Player Awards
Georgia Farm Bureau Player of the Game – Ben Stowe
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game – Keyvion Harrison
Highway 17 Diner Sub of the Game – Tripp Underwood
First Baptist Church Spirit Award – Easton Scroggs