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Vikings hold off Comets
VALDOSTA — A celebration of another Lowndes Vikings’ blowout win over an Atlanta-area team was brought to a grinding halt on Friday night.
The South Gwinnett Comets stormed back from a 28-0 fourth-quarter deficit with 20 straight points, but a key fumble recovery by Chris Scurry and an ensuing 69-yard touchdown run by Troy Braswell helped lift the Vikings to a nail-biting 34-26 victory in their season opener.
Let’s rumble, baby
VALDOSTA — The day all Lowndes Vikings players, coaches and fans have waited for has finally arrived.
Lowndes, ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAA by the Associated Press in Georgia, opens the season at 8 p.m. against the South Gwinnett Comets in Martin Stadium.
“It’s a great feeling,” Vikings quarterback Cole Parker said. “We’ve been hitting on each other for a long time. That scrimmage game, even though we treated it like a real game, it’s nice to have one that’s going to count to our record. We’re really looking forward to it. The whole team is ready to get after it.”
Gann takes second straight Valdosta Open
For the second year in a row, Stan Gann Jr. is the Valdosta Open champion.
Gann shot a 68 on Sunday, and won his second consecutive Valdosta Open. His two-round total of 139 earned him a one-stroke victory at the Valdosta Country Club.
“I shot 32 on the back. I played good,” Gann said. “I made a few putts from off the green. I got it in the hole when I needed to.
Koenigsfeld wins GSC’s highest honor
Jon Koenigsfeld capped off a stellar Valdosta State career Thursday evening, as he was named the Gulf South Conference Commissioner’s Trophy winner as the conference’s top male student-athlete.
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