Playing their most inspired football in weeks, the Lamar County Trojans defeated the Manchester Blue Devils 28-27 Friday night at Trojan Field to clinch second place in Region 5AA.
The win means Lamar County will host a first round playoff game at Trojan Field next week. Their opponent will be the North Oconee Titans from Bogart. The Titans opened the season with seven straight wins but lost their last three, including a loss Friday night to Fannin County 17-7. They are the third place team from Region 8AA. The Titans are averaging 26 ppg and giving up only 11 ppg.
A win over North Oconee would propel the Trojans to a second round game on the road at Calhoun provided the undefeated Yellow Jackets get past 6-4 Avondale in the first round of postseason play. Calhoun's go to guy is five star, division 1 recruit Da'Rick Rogers who is committed to UGA.
Scoring from tonight's game went like this...
8:40 1st quarter. Lamar 7-0. Mike Bloodser 36-yard TD pass to Desmond Foster. Daniel Huggins PAT.
5:57 2nd quarter. Lamar 7-7. Manchester 24-yard TD run. PAT good.
The Lamar County Middle School Trojans defeated the Carver Road Eagles Wednesday 20-6 to take the Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League football championship. The game was played at Memorial Stadium in Griffin.
The Trojans started strong as Lance Austin returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown. Lamar's attempt at a two-point conversion failed and the Trojans led 6-0.
The Gordon College men’s basketball team will play its first home game of season Wednesday, Nov. 4 against Brewton Parker. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
“This team is really coming together,” Ingle said. “We only have three players returning from last year, but the other team members have solid high school experience. Plus, we have several players who 6’5 or taller and that gives us plenty of scoring power.”
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The Lamar County Trojans defeated the Pike County Pirates 45-27 Friday night in Zebulon. The win set up a critical matchup here next Friday against Manchester. A Lamar win against a bitter rival would result in the first ever playoff game at new Trojan Field. (video after the jump)