The Valdosta Daily Times
Long County traveled to Lakeland on Friday night and picked up a victory over Lanier County 16-12.
Both teams struggled all night to move the chains throughout the night.
The difference in the final score resulted from Long County’s ability to convert for two unlike Lanier County. The Bulldogs were only able to gain 127 total yards on the night.
Bulldogs starting quarterback James Jenrette struggled passing the ball; he only completed 3-12 passing attempts for 9 yards in the game. All three of Jenrette’s completions came on bubble screens.
Jenrette was able to add 96 yards on the ground on 16 attempts on the night including a nice 18 yard touchdown run with 3:15 left in the fourth quarter.
Lanier County’s defense held up well all night and gave the team a chance to win the game despite a lack luster second half performance by the offense.
The offense did not see their first first down of the second half until there was 4:23 left in the fourth quarter.
After the Bulldogs rushed for 78 yards in the first half they were only able to pick up 40 in the second half, most of those coming with less than five minutes to go in the game.
The only thing the Bulldogs seemed to improve on in the second half were penalties.
After suffering seven penalties in the first half, Lanier County only committed two in the second.
Lanier County also suffered two turnovers to Long County’s one.
Both of them coming in the second quarter.
Austin Davis threw the only deep ball of the night into triple coverage targeting Calvin Wright but it turned into their only interception of the night.
The Bulldogs will travel to face Calhoun County next week.