Lawrence Austin was stopped just short of the goal line on a mandatory two-point PAT attempt in the fourth overtime and the Lamar County Trojans dropped a heartbreaking 35-33 decision to the Appling County Pirates at Trojan Field.
After the game, head coach Jason Strickland told his team he had never been prouder of them. "Nothing I can say will make this feel any better," he said. Then, pointing to the standing room only crowd, he added, "You changed that forever. I love you!"
NOTE: An apology to all our online readers. So many of you were hitting refresh during overtime that you overloaded our web server. We love you, too.
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#1 Anonymous on 11/25/11 at 07:45 PM
GPB, just broadcasted that applying was leading 7-0. can anyone confirm the actuall score?
#2 Fan from afar on 11/25/11 at 08:15 PM
Go Big Blue!!
#3 It's Ok. on 11/25/11 at 09:58 PM
The trojans are still an AWESOME team! You had a great season and should really be proud of yourselves. We are still Lamar! Can't wait to see what you have for next season.
#4 Anonymous on 11/25/11 at 10:07 PM
Trojans rock! So proud of our team!
#5 Anonymous on 11/25/11 at 10:08 PM
12-1. Great Year Trojans!!!
#6 Anonymous on 11/25/11 at 10:17 PM
Love the trojans! They can hold there heads high.
#6.1 Melanie Maynard on 11/25/11 at 10:55 PM
Totally agree with you! It was an AWESOME season!!! GO Big Blue! Guys, be proud.... as all of your loyal fans are !!!
#7 Why on 11/25/11 at 10:44 PM
do you have to tell such blatant tale tales?
#8 You Know! on 11/25/11 at 10:51 PM
Boys in Blue - we are proud of you! It was a great game and you played your hearts out. Hold your heads high!
#9 Anonymous on 11/25/11 at 11:20 PM
Still thought Scan's field goal kick was good but good jobs Trojans 12-1 ain't bad at all Thanks for the Ride !!!!
#10 BEARMAN on 11/25/11 at 11:42 PM
GOOD YEAR TROJANS! EVERYONE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS GREAT SEASON.12-1 IS A RECORD ANY TEAM WOULD TAKE!
#11 cats on 11/26/11 at 07:38 AM
Don't know that I have ever seen this town unified like this year's Trojan season ride.
What a team! What a year!
Great job Coach Strick and young men of the Trojans!
What a team! What a year!
Great job Coach Strick and young men of the Trojans!
#12 Teresa Gilbert on 11/26/11 at 07:45 AM
watched the best football game ever lastnight. The Trojans played with heart and spirit. I am soooo proud of them. To all of the football players I want you to know that you are a special team and you guys did not let anyone down lastnight. You gained alot of experience with tough teams and you guys are just as good as the so called " better teams ". Hold your heads high and be proud of what you accomplished this season, We will be back and everyone better watch out because we will go further next year! I was so numb after lastnights game and shed a few tears this morning because I did not want it to be over, But you guys are the best! Lamar County loves you all!!
#12.1 Melanie Maynard on 11/26/11 at 09:10 AM
Teresa, You said it exactly right! What an awesome season....nothing like spending your Friday nights at a high school football game! I only missed two games this season and I don't have a child in school anymore!
#13 lizzybegood on 11/26/11 at 08:42 AM
Congratulations Trojans, we are still proud of you. Great game!
#14 Terrell Moody on 11/26/11 at 08:51 AM
Last night's Lamar Co. game was cetainly one of the greatest high school games I have ever seen. 4 OT's and it came down to a missed two point conversion. Congrats to Coach Jason Strickland and the Trojan Nation on a splendid season.
#15 Don and April Mapp on 11/26/11 at 09:23 AM
Mighty Proud of the LC TROJAN FOOTBALL TEAM!!!! What a great season, you played with all your Heart and Souls!!! We Are Lamar!!!
#15.1 GW on 11/26/11 at 12:25 PM
Congratulations Trojans, we're proud of you, and truly thank you for this momentous exciting season!
#16 eddie on 11/26/11 at 09:27 AM
as anAppling fan, that was truly the best game i have ever withnessed! Lamar came out to make a statment and did with their 1st drive of the game. Lamar has the fastest offense I've seen in a long time-maybe ever! You'r staff at the game were very friendly and the fans at the game were great, also the people we meet giving us directions to the statium were very nice. Your statium that you have shows what you all really think of this team! AWESOME set-up! May God bless you all next season!! You should be unstoppable!
#16.1 Melanie Maynard on 11/26/11 at 10:04 AM
Thanks for your kind words Eddie....YES, we are very proud of our Trojan Nation here in Lamar! It appears Appling County will be facing a pretty tough team next week against the Calhoun Yellow Jackets! Good Luck!
#17 anon on 11/26/11 at 09:32 AM
I thought Scans field goal was good too. Did anybody else notice the near side ref (whose goal post it went over)raise his hands to chest high as to start to call it good as he looked to the official under the other post (who could NOT make the call from his side)and as he looked to the other official stopped his hands at the chest and waved "no good". Not saying it was intentional but just looked like a VERY indecisive moment for the official who started a "good" call and changed mid stream. Looked like he didn't know what to call and made a last split second decision to wave it off. I think it was that close and probably was right over the post and good!! Game over 10-7.
#17.1 Anonymous on 11/26/11 at 12:24 PM
Yes I did notice it and so did the fans around me, that was the best high school football game I had ever seen but it was also the worst officiated game the refs made a few bad calls and overlooked a few more, but our boys are the best it's hard to beat a team and the refs. Great Job Trojans 4 OT's proved that you are the best!!!
#18 James on 11/26/11 at 10:55 AM
Great game Lamar folks. You made it 1 round deeper than I thought you would. Don't feel too bad because Appling loses next week to Calhoun. Y'all are going to dominate the new AA starting next year.
#19 A.Richardson on 11/26/11 at 02:54 PM
Congrats Trojans You Guys Have Nothing To Hang Your Hats About. You'll Have A Very Good Future Ahead Continue To Work Hard And Take That Feeling That The Lost Gave You'll And Use It As Motivation For The Season Ahead...And Remember Hardwork Always Beat Talent If Talent Don't Work Hard...
#20 JR on 11/26/11 at 05:03 PM
The Trojans may have been out scored, but they were not beaten. The Team was magnificient. GREAT JOB BIG BLUE.
#21 Pom Pom Mom on 11/26/11 at 06:46 PM
I think it would be nice if the community would do something to thank all the Trojan players and coaches for such a wonderful year. They have changed this community so much with the excitement and pride we have for each and every one of them. Football will never be the same in Lamar County thanks to this team.
#22 Anonymous on 11/26/11 at 07:54 PM
The game last night was phenomenal!
#23 Anonymous on 11/26/11 at 08:27 PM
I think that consession stand should have raised enough money to where these boys deserve a steak dinner.
#24 From the west side of the creek... on 11/26/11 at 08:40 PM
Great run Trojans! See ya next year.
#25 Anonymous on 11/27/11 at 01:01 PM
Yes I agree the banquet this year should be an community effort, the Fine Art Center is great but we need to be somewhere that we can serve food and drinks to celebrate this wonderful season that they accomplished.
#26 Anonymous on 11/27/11 at 06:04 PM
We should give them a parade an7d pep rally at the Ritz park this week!
#27 Tammie and Jay Honeycutt on 11/27/11 at 08:22 PM
Our son Jansen Honeycutt #58 expressed what all of the other players were feeling. We are so proud of Jansen and the entire Trojan team and support staff. We have never seen a more exciting game and been as proud of our community for their support as we have been this year...We are LAMAR!
#28 Dee Kitchings on 11/27/11 at 08:52 PM
Congratulations, Lamar County Trojans! What a marvelous season! I have never been prouder to say that I live in Lamar County!
#29 Jacqualin Honeycutt on 11/27/11 at 09:33 PM
Jansen I am soooooooooo proud of you!! It was so exciting coming to see you play!! You and your team did great!!! Your big sis loves you!!
#30 Anonymous on 11/27/11 at 09:42 PM
time to fade into irrelevance
#30.1 Cigar Store Indian on 11/28/11 at 11:09 AM
I'm pretty much guessing that neither you or your opinions have ever been relevant.
#31 Amy on 11/27/11 at 09:50 PM
As part of the Lamar family born and raised and went to school I am soooo very proud of you boys yall are soooo aWSOME YALL DID A GREAT JOB AND I AM PROUD TO say I am from Lamar Co... Big Blue will always be #1....we love you guys!!!!!
#32 Chris Floyd on 11/28/11 at 07:25 PM
I would like to tell yall that this was one of the best games we had all year long,and one of the finest facilities we have seen all year. We are blessed to be moving forward in AA rat race we felt we where the under dawgs also in this game. Your right lamar county fans, its all about these young men and supporting them they deserve any and everything you do for them.Thats why we support our guys and travel to see them play!Thank you so much for hospitality and for one of the best games ever(just like ajc said this was a CLASSIC!).
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