Bacon County scored 28 first half points at Bryan County Friday night en route to a 38-3 win.
“Tonight was senior night and we were hoping to come out with a little bit of intensity, but the big thing tonight was that they were a just little more physical than we were,” Redskins Coach Mario Mincey said.
Bacon County, now 5-4 overall and 2-4 in Region 2-AA jumped out to a quick start hitting two 15-yard screen passes before junior quarterback Cooper Brown connected on a 32-yard pass to junior receiver J.P. Peterson. Brown finished the game with four touchdown passes and all of them coming in the first half.
Throughout the game, Bryan County (0-8, 0-6) did its best to keep up with the offense of the Red Raiders, but crucial penalties and a couple of failed fourth down conversions prohibited their offense from getting into any type of rhythm.
In the second quarter, a 66-yard touchdown run by junior running back Terron Dixon was called back due to a holding penalty. Dixon quickly made up the yards lost and more on the very next play from scrimmage, going down the field for 40 yards on the same exact play only to have the drive end with a turnover on downs.
Bryan County’s only points came on a 37-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Jack Perry with 39 seconds left in the first half. Bacon County quickly responded getting down the field to the Redskins 5-yard line in four plays, finding the end zone for the fourth time of the half with less than one second on the clock.
After the explosive first half by the Red Raiders, the Reskins held them to only 10 points the remainder of the game.
“Anytime we come out, my message is finish the ball game,” Mincey said. “You just don’t give up. You have to continue to fight hard and good things will happen.”
Bryan County is at Vidalia at 7:30 p.m. Friday for its final game of the year.