Oconee Edges SCHS, 16-7

Oconee County uses a strong third quarter to edge the Stephens County Indians in region football action.

Stephens County scored first, but Oconee won the game, 16-7, Friday on Senior Night in Toccoa.

“The team played very hard,” said SCHS Head Coach Wesley Tankersley. “We need to just do a little extra during the week so we make those plays in the crucial moments to beat teams like Oconee, Monroe and the top teams in the state.”

Neither team scored in the opening period.

Stephens County got its touchdown in the second quarter on a 13-yard touchdown run by Cam Lacy. However, the Warriors tied it at seven heading into the half on a 3-yard touchdown run by C.J. Jones.

In the third quarter, Oconee County forced a safety to take a 9-7 lead and added an insurance touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jacob Wright.

Neither team scored in the final quarter.

With the loss, the Indians fall to 6-3 overall and 1-3 in region play. Oconee County moves to 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the region.

This coming week, Stephens County will travel to East Jackson. The winner of Friday’s game between the Eagles and Indians will qualify for the state playoffs. Kick-off on Friday is at 7:30 p.m. with coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. on WNEG and wnegradio.com.

In other Region 8-AAA action,

  • Hart County beat East Jackson, 52-18
  • Franklin County lost to Monroe Area, 50-7

In other area games,

  • Rabun County beat Union County, 56-14
Stephens County Farm Bureau Player of the Game–Bryson Trimier
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game–Matt Moore
X-Factor Grill Sub of the Game–Jasec Smith
First Baptist Church Spirit Award–Marvin “Zae” Teasley