Geraldine falls in second round
November 20, 2018
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Geraldine falls in second round

By Amy Thrash, Sports Reporter • amy@southerntorch.com (Photo by Kristy Gallagher)

GERALDINE, Ala. — On Friday night, the Randolph County Tigers defeated the Geraldine Bulldogs 28-18 in the second round of the Class 3A Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) playoffs..

With 2:22 remaining in the first quarter, Randolph County was the first to put points on the board with a 8-yard touchdown run making the score 7-0.

The Tigers scored their second touchdown of the night with 10:35 remaining in the second quarter. The PAT was blocked by Geraldine’s Bo Harper, but the Bulldogs received a penalty. The Tigers decided to go for two to make the score 15-0. Andrew Hall intercepted a pass and returned it for 22 yards. D.J. Graham connected with Hall for a 23-yard touchdown with 30.9 seconds remaining in the first half. The PAT was no good. At the half, the score was 15-6.

In the third, the Tigers dashed into the endzone for a touchdown to broaden their lead to 22-6   with 2:12 left in the third.

Hall darted down the field with a 35-yard touchdown run making the score 22-12 with 7:37 to go in the game. The Tigers answered back with a touchdown making the score 28-12 with 5:09 remaining in the game. With 2:26 remaining, Jackson Bearden dashed in the endzone from 5-yards out making the score 28-18.The Tigers picked up a first down and ran the clock out to win the game 28-18.

D.J. Graham finished 13-of-27 passing for 206 yards. Jackson Bearden had three catches for 40 yards Kyle Thackerson caught four passes for 92 yards.

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