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Vikings Drop Opener

The Treutlen County High School Vikings football team opened up their season last Friday night at home against Lanier County's Bulldogs. Treutlen dropped the opener 39-13. Treutlen showed some good things on their first drive of the game, but an interception in Lanier territory ended the drive and turned the ball over to the Bulldogs. Lanier then drove down the field and scored to take a 7-0 lead.

Treutlen bounced back on their next possession and put a touchdown on the board. They moved to the 6-yard line on a 45yard run by Jordan Coney, and then Coney punched it in from there for the touchdown. Treutlen missed the extra point and trailed 7-6 nearing the end of the first quarter.

Lanier wasted know time in extending their lead with a 55-yard run for a score. Treutlen's Tim Blair blocked the extra point, but the score was 13-6. They quickly added another touchdown on an interception return for a touchdown on the first play of the Vikings' next series. That pushed the lead to 20-6. The Bulldogs added one more touchdown before the end of the first half on a 16-yard pass. That gave Lanier a 26-6 halftime lead after Blair again blocked the PAT.

Lanier added a 60yard run for a touchdown early in the third quarter to lead 33-6. They put one more on the board with just 30 seconds left in the third to take a 39-6 lead to the fourth quarter. The Vikings did have a solid drive in the fourth. They came up with a defensive stop at their own 8-yard line, and then drove down the field, capping it off with a 45-yard pass from Coney to Blair with just 8 seconds left on the clock. Harrison Rutherford hit the PAT to make the final score 39- 13. The Vikings will have this week off, and then will take on rival Montgomery County on September 3, in Mt. Vernon at 7:30 p.m.

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