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before the half, driving the ball down to the Patriot 29-yard line, but could not convert and the half ended tied 14-14.
The Indian defense, which was under fire all night, came up big on the first possession of the 2nd half, forcing Pinewood to punt, which only netted 8 yards, giving Vidalia the ball on their 28yard line. Again, on the first play, it was Barron for the score: this time from 72 yards to put the Indians on top 21-14 with 6:23 to go in the quarter.
Again, the defense came up big and force a fumble, but the offense couldn’t capitalize and turned the ball over on downs with 11:55 to go in the game.
Pinewood then took control of the game driving 65 yards on just 5 plays, scoring on 27-yard pass with 10:29 to go giving them the lead 22-21 following a 2-point conversion.
After the Indians had to punt on their next possession, the defense came up big again. With Pinewood driving and trying to close out the game the defense held the Patriots on a 4th down at the Vidalia 12-yard line, giving the offense the ball with 1:05 to go in the game.
From their Jackson Berry and his receivers worked their way down the field with throws to Barron and Jacaree Washington on the way to the game winner with 11 seconds to go to make it 2722 following a failed 2-point conversion.
Pinewood had one chance left, but that was snuffed out by the kick coverage team who forced a safety, when Pinewood was caught in the end zone following a series of laterals giving the Indians the win 29-22.
Up next for the Indians is West Laurens, Friday night at Buck Cravey Field with the kick set for 7:30 p.m.