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Pine Forest 27    Hoggard 26

Following a 60-yard touchdown run by Tony Allen to give Hoggard a five-point edge with 4:30 to go in the fourth quarter, the Vikings were in position to close things out until a deflected pass found the hands of Caleb Fuller as the senior wide out took it 54 yards for the game-winning score to give Pine Forest a 27-26 comeback win at Scott Braswell Stadium.

Caleb Kuhne hit two-of-three field goals on Friday. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams
Caleb Kuhne hit two of three field goals on Friday. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams

The Trojans took their first lead of the game with 6:05 to play on a three-yard run touchdown before Allen broke loose to regain the advantage for Hoggard, who fell to 1-2 overall.

Caleb Kuhne converted on two of three field goal attempts for the Vikings, while Bryant Sasser hit Keon Bradley for two scores through the air.

Hoggard took a 7-0 lead as Sasser connected with Bradley for a seven-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, but Fuller took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for the score to tie the game at seven.

Kuhne then booted a 46-yard kick with just over four minutes to go in the opening frame for the 10-7 advantage and Sasser found Bradley  for the second time late in the second period to give the Vikings a 17-7 cushion  at the break.

Kuhne was money on his second attempt, this time for 36 yards out, for the two-score lead until Lavonte Carter closed the deficit to six on a 34-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

Hoggard will play at Charlotte Christian on Friday, September 11.

Pine Forest 7-0-7-13=27

Hoggard   10-7-3-6=26


Lee County 28    Laney 18

Trailing by five late in the third quarter, Lee County score two unanswered touchdowns to rally for a 28-18 victory over Laney in Sanford on Friday night.

Imeek Watkins found the end zone twice in the first half as the Bucs trailed by one heading into the third quarter. The junior running back put Laney in front by six before the Yellow Jackets executed a flea flicker to grab a 7-6 advantage.

Imeek Watkins.
Imeek Watkins.

Watkins gave the Bucs a six-point edge with 3:18 to go in the second quarter following his second score of the night, but Lee County took an interception return back for a touchdown just before the break to take a 13-12 lead headed into the second half.

Jameus Beckett finished off a Laney drive on their first possession of the third quarter with a 35 yard run as the Bucs went back out in front 18-13 with 5:03 to go in the period.

The Yellow Jackets rallied late on a touchdown pass with 32 seconds to play in the frame and a two-point conversion as Lee County took a 21-18 lead headed into the final 12 minutes of regulation. A fourth quarter score by the Yellow Jackets put the game in check.

Laney dropped to 0-3 to start the season and continue a three-game road swing at Northern Nash on Friday, September 11.

Laney 6-6-6-0=18

Lee County  0-13-8-7=28