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Redskins work overtime for key region win
BCHS players celebrate their 14-7 overtime win over Jeff Davis. - photo by Photo by Paul Floecker

For the second week in a row, the Bryan County Redskins pulled out a dramatic win.

In the process, the Redskins strengthened their hold on second place in Region 2-AA and moved a step closer to a state playoff berth.

Markus Johnson scored two touchdowns as Bryan County rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit and defeated Jeff Davis 14-7 in overtime Friday on homecoming at Redskins Field.

The Redskins raised their record to 4-4 overall and 4-1 in Region 2-AA. BCHS remained in sole possession of second place, one game behind Benedictine (8-0, 5-0) and one game ahead of Vidalia (5-3, 3-2) and McIntosh County Academy (3-5, 3-2).

Bryan County trailed 7-0 in the fourth quarter before Johnson scored from four yards out. Christian Thomas’ extra point tied the score with 7:47 to play in the game.

In overtime, each team had a possession starting 15 yards from the end zone. The Redskins got the ball first and scored in five plays, capped by Johnson’s 1-yard touchdown plunge.

The BCHS defense stuffed the Yellow Jackets (4-4, 1-4) on two running plays and broke up a third-down pass on their overtime possession. On fourth-and-11 from the 16, T.C. Pippen intercepted Jordan Dubberly’s pass at the goal line to seal the win.

Look for more details later at and in Thursday’s Bryan County News.

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