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Varsity Football defeats region rival in nail-biting overtime

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The stakes were high as the varsity football team prepared for one of the biggest games of the season so far against region rivals Northside Warner Robins. So far this season the boys have gone undefeated, and they had no plans on ending their streak anytime soon.

The Friday night game would be a tough one, and as the crowd began to pack into Trojan Field the tension was high.

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The game started off well with a field goal in the first quarter leading the Trojans up 3-0 with eight minutes and nine seconds left to go. The defense stayed strong through the first half keeping the score 3-0.

Both bands performed amazingly, but the Lee County Marching Trojans had an extra surprise for the audience. The band performed their full show for the first time on home turf Amber Greenhill (11) said, “We were really nervous because we hadn’t performed the show in a few weeks, and after the performance hearing the roar of the crowd it made us feel really great” she explained, “because that show was our pregame kinda deal before going into competition the next day”.

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Going into the second half of the crucial game, both teams were determined to make the night theirs, and the Eagles scored making the score 7-3 with Northside leading at the end of the third quarter.

Coming into the third quarter the game couldn’t have gotten any louder. With the band and crowd both roaring with Trojan pride, the energy was at its peak, and wide receiver Ty Terrell (12) used it to his advantage scoring an astounding touchdown to leaving the Trojans up by a close three points. The boys kept the lead out of the third quarter with a score of 10-7.

The boys kept their lead with a strong defense, but the Eagles just kept fighting back. In the very last minute of the final quarter Northside took a huge risk by kicking a 59 yard field goal, to tie up the game. Band director Mr. Hill (Faculty) paced the field saying, “That’s 59 yards, I don’t know if he has 59 yards in him”.

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When the final buzzer sounded the score was an even 10-10, which meant nail-biting overtime. Both teams were given the opportunity to score a touchdown, but the Eagles only came out with a field goal leaving the score 13-10.

As the Trojans took the field the crowd was on edge, but when the final pass was caught by wide receiver Joshua Asbury (12) everything went crazy. The team swarmed the field to congratulate one another on the huge win. After scoring the winning points of of one of the biggest games of the season so far Asbury said, “It felt like all the hard work that me and my teammates put in is paying off”.

The final score was 16-13 leaving the Trojans in their first place position in region.       

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