Indians Take Region Title in Dramatic Fashion

Tripp Underwood connected with Da’Von Swinton on a 34-yard touchdown pass with 1:29 to go in the game to lead the Stephens County Indians to a 17-14 come from behind win over Oconee County Friday night at the Reservation.

The win moves the Indians to 9-0 on the season and 4-0 in region play to claim the 2nd straight region-8 AAA title.

Underwood and the offense were stymied much of the night but was magnificent on the touchdown drive moving 80 yards on just 5 plays in just one minute and nine seconds.

The Warriors moved the ball into Indian territory with less than a minute to go but Jasec Smith knocked down a pass on 4th down to secure the win.

Stephens County Head Coach Wesley Tankersley said his team didn’t get down and kept fighting.

It was a tight first half with the Indians jumping out to an early 10-0 lead. Smith got behind the Warrior defense to complete a long pass play from Underwood to set up a 39-yard field goal by Luke Waters on the Indians first possession. After an Oconee punt miscue, the Indians took advantage of great field position culminating with an Aidan Butts 2-yard touchdown run.

Oconee County cut the lead to 3 in the 2nd quarter on a Mac Ricks 5 -yard run and took the lead in the 3rd quarter on a 14-yard touchdown run by Caiden Wood.

Stephens County will try to complete an undefeated regular season when they travel to Hebron Christian next Friday night.



Stephens Co. Farm Bureau Player of the Game…Da’ Von Swinton/Jasec Smith

Hart EMC Lineman of the Game…Dylan Hunt

Firehouse Sub of the Game…Jeremiah Scott

First Baptist Spirit Award…Ashton Winters