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Red Devils Over Vikings

The Treutlen County High School Vikings football team traveled to Hawkinsville last Friday night and battled the Red Devils to a threepoint game.

The Vikings received the ball to start the game and put together a sustained drive. They started at their own 30yard line and worked the ball down the field, capping off the drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Coney to Kolby McLendon. The extra point was no good, but Treutlen was on top 6-0 with just over seven minutes to go in the first quarter. Hawkinsville also scored on their first possession of the game. They went 60 yards on the drive and went in on a 5-yard run with 2:30 left in the first quarter. The Red Devils went for a two-point conversion and did not get it as the game was tied 6-6.

In the second quarter with five minutes to go, the Viking defense had pinned the Devils deep in their own territory and had forced a punt. On that punt attempt the ball got away and was scooped up at the 8-yard line by Treutlen's Jodan Daniels. He took it in for the touchdown to give Treutlen the lead, 12-6. They went for two but were unsuccessful. That was the score at halftime.

The opening kickoff of the second half was taken by Hawkinsville and returned all the way to the Viking 11-yard line. Just a few plays later the Devils were in the end zone for the touchdown. They tacked on the two-point conversion to take a 14-12 lead over the Vikings early in the second half.

The Devils added another touchdown in the third quarter of the game with just over seven minutes to go. They went in on a 12yard run to push their lead to 22-12 after adding on the two-point conversion.

Treutlen managed to find the end zone in the fourth quarter of the game with just over four minutes to play. The Vikings touchdown came on a 16-yard pass from Coney to Tim Blair. They added the extra point to close the Hawkinsville lead to 2219.

The Vikings hoped to get a stop on defense to try to put the offense back on the field, but they were unable to do so as Hawkinsville ran out the clock to preserve the win, 22-19.

Treutlen will wrap up their season at home this week as they host Wilcox County with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

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