Homecoming Victory
October 25, 2018
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Homecoming Victory

By Marla JonesSports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Amy Thrash)

GERALDINE, Ala. — The Geraldine Bulldogs celebrated Homecoming with a 28-7 region win over Susan Moore and were crowned the Class 3A, Region 7 champions.

With 2:59 remaining in the first quarter, Susan Moore attempted a field goal but was unsuccessful.  Two plays later, Susan Moore recovered a Geraldine fumble on the 40-yard line.

Six plays later Susan Moore drove around  the left end, scoring on the first play of the second quarter, making the score 7-0.  After a 67-yard drive, Austin King scored for Geraldine on a 4-yard scamper into the endzone with 10:40 remaining in the first half.  The extra point attempt by Jose Garcia, tied the game 7-7.  With 4:32 remaining in the second quarter, Tyler Hughes recovered the Susan Moore fumble.  Geraldine scored on a D.J. Graham connection to Chase Kermonday with 1:12 remaining in the first half.  The extra point by Garcia made the score 14-7.

Susan Moore took the kickoff to start the second half, but Geraldine gained possession back quickly.  The Bulldogs hung onto the ball for the majority of the third quarter.   Anthony Baldwin scampered into the endzone from 1-yard out to score.  The PAT by Garcia, gave the Geraldine Bulldogs the 21-7 advantage.

Geraldine ran over 7:00 off the timeclock in the fourth quarter before giving the ball back to Susan Moore on downs.  With 3:54 remaining in the game,  Graham intercepted a pass by Susan Moore. Baldwin rumbled down the field, carrying the ball 5 times in 8 plays.  He scored from 8-yards out with :34 remaining in the game, to make the final 28-7.

Geraldine will travel to Sylvania on Friday night.

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