By Rob Elliott
Redskin Stadium opened its gates Friday night for Bryan County High School's first game of the season, a 28-21 win over the Long County Blue Tide.
The victory was first for the Redskins since they pulled out a 23-21 win over Savannah Country Day on Oct. 30, 2009.
On Friday, Redskin sophomore Nick Scott rushed for 150 yards with one touchdown, sealing the victory in the fourth quarter. Within the first few minutes of play, running back Lawrence Erekosima carried the ball 27 yards for a Bryan County touchdown. Long County quickly answered with seven points of their own, tying the score.
The Redskins proved their passing game will profit this season with a 53-yard touchdown on a pass from quarterback Jacob White to Raekwon Love with two seconds remaining in the first half. White connected on 3 of 5 passes for 65 yards with one interception. Love and Artez Fennell had catches.
With Erekosima on the bench in the third quarter with a broken fibula, Scott confirmed the Redskin running game was far from finished. Entering the fourth quarter with the score tied 21-21, Scott ran for a 17-yard touchdown.
The Redskin defense, led by Damion Dixon and Ben Gowens, held back the Long County Blue Tide at the goal line in the closing minutes of play. Dixon finished with eight tackles and Gowens had seven. Ty Wilson punted twice for an average 38 yards.
The Redskins travel to Millen on Sept. 2 to play Jenkins County.