Lawrence County is downed 34-20

Published 10:59 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

The Lawrence County Cougars (3-4, 0-1) met Sumrall (4-3, 0-1) on the Bobcats’ home field in a district game Friday night. Both teams had suffered district losses and wanted to grab their first district win of the season 34-20.

Lawrence County started the game by kicking to the Bobcats to begin the Sumrall homecoming.

The Bobcats drove the ball 65 yards before junior wide receiver Billy Garrity snuck in for a touchdown. The point after was good and Sumrall was ahead 7-0 halfway through the first.

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Lawrence County responded with a hard drive downfield, culminating in a one-yard touchdown run, The point-after attempt was no good, so the Bobcats remained in the lead to end the quarter 7-6.

The second quarter went halfway with no additional score until Sumrall junior wide receiver Dannis Jackson got his hands on a 55-yard pass to score and bring the Bobcats to 14-6 at 7:24 in the second quarter. The Bobcats’ celebration was short-lived as Lawrence County returned the kickoff 75 yards on a triple reverse to score a touchdown and a point after.

The score sat at 14-13 until Sumrall tacked on another seven to make it 21-13 with two minutes remaining in the half. With only 35 seconds to go, Garrity ran 12 yards for his third touchdown to put Sumrall 28-13 at halftime.

The Cougars tallied 69 total offensive yards against the Bobcats’ 206 for the half.

Despite two interceptions, Sumrall quarterback Garrity was 7 of 13 passing for 139 yards and carried six times for 15 yards and three touchdowns in the first half.

In the third quarter, Lawrence County scored once more to narrow the gap to 28-20 at 2:38. Garrity scored once again for the Bobcats to lead 34-20 three minutes into the fourth.

No one was able to put up any more points on the board for either team, and the district game ended with a W for Sumrall and loss for Lawrence County, 34-20.

Lawrence County, now (3-5, 0-2) will face the Purvis Tornadoes (3-4, 2-1) next week in another district match-up.