Valdosta Daily Times

Local Sports

September 1, 2007

LHS slips against Hoyas

VALDOSTA — Harrison came up with the only big play it needed, as Lowndes couldn’t convert one of many.

The Hoyas avenged a 2006 opening loss by defeating the Vikings 9-0 Friday night in a rain-soaked Martin Stadium.

After Lowndes tackled the Hoyas behind the line of scrimmage, Harrison snuck a pass, behind the defense and took the first and only step to victory.

Harrison’s junior quarterback Christian Burnett hit running back Jamal Austin in the flat for a 69-yard touchdown reception just 58 seconds into the game.

The Vikings held Harrison’s running game at bay for most of the night, but a timely pass and a turnover by Lowndes led the Hoyas to a win.

The game went back and forth, with the Hoyas controlling the ball but Lowndes coming on offense in quality field possession.

However, miscues by the Vikings prevented them from picking up key first downs and putting the ball over the goal line.

The Vikings failed to convert all five of their fourth down attempts, lost 2-of-3 fumbles, and quarterback Christian Glisson threw an interception that led to Eric Cobleigh’s 28-yard field goal.

The closest the Vikings came to the end zone was the Hoyas 20-yard line before a one-yard loss pushed them back.

Glisson couldn’t convert a pass on third down; then the Vikings missed their first fourth-down opportunity of the game on another incompletion by the senior quarterback.

Glisson rotated with Khary Franklin, but the sophomore didn’t fare much better, fumbling once.

The game was delayed more than an hour due to bad weather looming over Martin Stadium.

The Vikings will have to wait longer for another attempt at their first victory when Eagles Landing comes to Martin Stadium Friday at 8 p.m.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Lowndes_McPherson.jpg Milestones on tap for upcoming season

    Some milestones are destined to occur, like when Georgia Christian hosts David Emanuel on Aug. 22 in the Generals’ first varsity football game since the late 1960s.
    Others will have to wait and see what continues to take shape come Friday when teams can begin fall practice, and especially Aug. 1 when teams can suit up in pads for the first time, such as can Valdosta win its record 24th state title, or can Lowndes capture its fourth state championship under Randy McPherson, or can Valwood and coach Ashley Henderson play in its third straight GISA state championship game?
    As we start to find out the answers to those questions in just a few short weeks — the regular season is just 31 days away — there should be a few more milestones for area coaches to mark 2014 right along with the Generals getting back on the gridiron.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Jimbo.jpg Back on top

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Petrino.jpg Petrino returns to Louisville for first ACC season

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Braves_Marlins JUpton.jpg Jones lifts Marlins past Braves in 10

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ant Smith.JPG Anthony Smith ready for new test in college

    Smith was a three-year starter as a Wildcat and quickly worked his way up as a leader on both the defense and the team as a whole.

    July 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Wildcats participate in national 7-on-7 tournament

    The Valdosta High Wildcats have been working extremely hard this summer to prepare for the football season. Summer workouts and a plethora of 7-on-7 tournaments and competitions have kept the Wildcats busy.

    July 20, 2014

  • Valwood.jpg A Different Look

    With football summer workouts in full swing, occasionally the intensity and competitive drive can wane going against teammates. But on Friday, Valwood, Brookwood, Lanier County and Tiftarea Academy broke up the monotony by meeting at Goddard Field for a four-team, 7-on-7 passing league.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • pilcher.jpg Berrien competes in 6-team passing camp

    If Ed Pilcher had his way, Berrien High would never throw the football.
    But that doesn't mean the veteran coach doesn't enjoy the opportunity that a passing league, or the six-team passing camp at Cairo on Thursday morning, can provide his Rebels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bubba Walker promoted to defensive coordinator

    Valdosta State Linebacker Coach Bubba Walker has been promoted to fill the open posiiton of defensive coordinator for the Blazer football team according to an announcement made by VSU Head Coach David Dean Thursday.

    July 18, 2014

  • Albritton wins NCAA Elite 89

    Courtney Albritton's tremendous 2013-2014 season earned her one more award Thursday night when the Valdosta State softball star won the NCAA's Favorite Elite 89 Winner contest by securing the more votes than any other student-athlete.

    July 17, 2014

Blazers Blog
More