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Strong Rock Christian running back Taylor Vaughn (No. 5) tries to block Eagle’s Landing Christian defensive end Isaac Rochell during the teams Region 5-A contest on Friday. Earlier in the week, Rochell was named the Homecoming King.
Locust Grove defeated Eagle’s Landing 35-34 in arguably one of the strangest finishes of the season Friday night.
The Golden Eagles appeared headed for victory, grabbing a late advantage when Bradley Dewberry’s touchdown run with 1:23 to go gave them a 34-29 lead. Dewberry then appeared to seal the game by intercepting a Keenan Wise pass with 12 seconds to go.
Eagle’s Landing then ran one play from its 1-yard line for a 1-yard gain. Locust Grove (6-2, 2-1 in Region 4-AAAA, Division A) burned its last timeout, and then, as Dewberry went to take a knee, Locust Grove’s Tyler Rapes and Lucas Hughes punched the ball loose and into the hands of teammate Zach Mitchell who fell into the end zone for the score.
Dewberry finished the game 17 of 25 passing with 339 yards to go along with 128 yards rushing. He had a hand in five touchdowns — three through the air and two on the ground. Dewberry also snagged two interceptions on defense.
Warren Wright had seven catches, 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Eagles (1- in the loss.
North Clayton 12, Spalding 0
La’Darrius Mathis scored a touchdown run and Justin Varner caught a touchdown pass as North Clayton (2-7, 2-3 in Region 4-AAAA, Division B) notched its second win in three games. Spalding fell to 1-6-1, 0-4 in the subregion.
Luella 21, Morrow 6
Trae Bonner scored on a 13-yard run to give the Lions their first lead toward the end of the first half. Luella’s LaQuez Freemon and Gabe Smith each added a score for the Lions (2-7, 2-3 in Region 2-AAAAAA). Larry Hodnett rushed for 97 yards and scored the one touchdown for the Mustangs (1-7, 0-4).