Indians Roll into 2nd Round of State Playoffs
The Stephens County Indians started the AAA state playoffs in impressive fashion defeating Carver of Atlanta 31-13 Friday night at the Reservation.
A Tripp Underwood to Jasec Smith pass set up the Indians first score-a Javin Gordon 1-yard touchdown run to take an early lead. The Indians second score came on a Gordon 52-yard touchdown run, and the defense delivered the third score when Brock Tankersley blocked a Panther punt and recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and a 21-0 halftime lead.
Carver cut the lead to 21-7 scoring on the first possession of the 2nd half, but the Indians extended the lead to 24-7 on a Luke Waters 25-yard field goal. Gordon would get his 3rd touchdown of the night on a 13-yard touchdown run late in the 4th quarter to put the game out of reach. Gordon carried the ball 33 times for 202 yards (unofficial),
Stephens County (10-1) will return home next Friday for a 2nd round matchup with Wesleyan.
In other games involving Region-8 teams Oconee County defeated Douglass 28-14 and will travel to Lumpkin County, Monroe Area defeated Sandy Creek 24-21 and will host Gilmer, and Hebron Christian fell to Cedar Grove 30-27.
In other classifications Habersham Central’s season ended falling to Douglas County, and Commerce, Elbert County, and Rabun County all advanced in the Class A Division 1 playoffs.
Stephens Co. Farm Bureau Player of the Game…Santana Smith
First Baptist Church Spirit award…Hamp Holcomb
Firehouse Sub of the Game…Jeremiah Scott
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game…Aidan Butts