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September 28, 2013

Lanier Co. crushed by Turner Co.

ASHBURN — Lanier County (1-4, 0-1) opened region play on the road in disappointing fashion Friday night, falling behind early and losing 27-0 to the Turner County Rebels (3-2, 1-0) in a game in which the Bulldogs’ offense could simply not move the ball. Lanier County’s offense, namely the Bulldogs’ passing attack, has been anemic thus far in 2013.  The Bulldogs have averaged only 44.3 yards per game through the air in five games so far this season, and the team’s offense as a whole manages only 193.  The Bulldogs have yet to score more than 14 points in a game in 2013, a statistic that will have to dramatically improve should the Bulldogs wish to remain competitive in region play.

Lanier will travel back to Lakeland next week to face Wilcox County (1-3, 0-1) in hopes that returning home to face a Patriots defense that has allowed a less than stellar 32.5 points per game will change the offense’s fortune and help halt the team’s four game losing streak.  The Bulldogs haven’t won since a 14-6 season-opening victory against Atkinson County.

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