JV team falls to Oconee 27-20
By Nick Nunn
The Morgan County JV Football team had a disappointing 20-27 loss against the Oconee County Warriors last week.
Oconee County won the coin toss and elected to receive to begin the first quarter.
The Bulldogs’ defense was able to hold the drive to only 12 yards, but, after receiving Oconee’s punt, Morgan County fumbled the ball on the first play of their drive and the Warriors recovered the ball on the Bulldogs’ 11-yard line.
The Warriors were able to score, and the Dogs were behind 0-6.
On the kickoff return, Morgan County lost control of the ball and Oconee County was able to fall on the ball first.
A couple of plays later, however, Colin Efird intercepted the ball, and Morgan County started that possession on their own 7-yard line.
On the 15th play of the drive, quarterback Brantley Frost scored a touchdown, and Andrew Bishop’s kick for the extra point was good, bringing the score to 7-6 with little more than 30 seconds left in the first quarter.
It looked like Morgan County would get out of the first half ahead. But, in the final seconds of the second quarter, Oconee County intercepted the ball and was able to score on the next play.
The extra point attempt was good, and the score at halftime was 7-13.
Morgan County fumbled the ball on their first drive of the second half, and Oconee scored a few plays later with a 34-yard touchdown pass.
Fourteen points behind, Morgan County lost control of the ball on the next kickoff return and the Warriors recovered the ball.
Oconee County got in field goal range, but their attempt was no good, and the Bulldogs started their drive on their 20-yard line.
After a holding penalty against Morgan County, the Bulldogs had 16 yards to go for a first down and about two and a half minutes left in the third quarter.
They made the 16 yards – and then some.
Trey Chapman was able to cut through Oconee’s defense and run the ball 75 yards for the second Morgan County touchdown of the night. The score was 13-20 after the missed extra point.
Oconee County’s next drive looked promising for them, but, on the second play of the drive, Jeremy Worth intercepted the ball and was able to return it for a touchdown.
With a minute and a half in the third quarter, the teams were tied at 20-20.
After scoring twice in less than a minute, the Bulldogs looked like they were mounting a comeback, but a victory just wasn’t in store for them.
The Warriors scored again before the beginning of the fourth quarter, when they fumbled the ball but picked it up again and ran for the touchdown.
Unfortunately the Bulldogs weren’t able to score again in the fourth quarter to tie the game. The final score was 20-27.
Today, the JV Bulldogs face off against the North Oconee Titans at Bill Corry stadium for their fourth game of the season.
Printed in the October 4th edition.