The days leading up to Lamar County's Friday matchup with Mary Persons were filled with gang threats from MP players and the game ended controversially as Lamar threatened to tie the game.
The Trojans had come back from a 29-13 deficit, pounding away at an MP defense that was done for the night. Three Dogs defenders were knocked out of the game. LC cut it to 29-27 with 1:53 left in the third period and lined up to kick a PAT when MP was called for offsides. Trojan coach Jamie Abrams elected to go for two but MP coaches rushed on to the field with a lightning detector and called the game before the PAT try from the one yard line.
After multiple delays the game was ended just after 11 p.m. with MP up by two.
There had been lightning in the area all night but nothing was done until the Dogs began getting stuffed on offense and outrun badly on defense.
Lamar officials believe the PAT try has to be allowed and are checking with the Georgia High School Association. Lamar fans felt MP hid behind its lightning detector.
Realtime scoring from the game was provided by Walter Geiger from the sidelines.
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