Indians Fall To Raiders
The Vidalia High School Indians football team lost a heartbreaker to West Laurens on Friday of last week.
It didn't take long for the Raiders of West Laurens to get on the board. They broke free on a 69yard touchdown run less than a minute into the game to take the early lead. They tacked on the extra point to go ahead, 7- 0.
After the ensuing kickoff, the Indians put together a nice drive. They moved the ball down inside the Raiders' 25-yard line, before punching it in for a touchdown. VHS added the extra point to tie the game at 7-7 with just over six minutes to go in the first quarter.
Near the end of the first quarter, the Raiders had gotten the ball to the VHS 5-yard line, but the Indian defense kept them out of the end zone and took over on downs at their own 2-yard line.
VHS wasn't able to do much starting out deep in their own zone, but after punting the ball away, they came up with a big interception with six minutes left in the first half. VHS moved the ball down the field and took the lead on a rushing touchdown. They added the PAT to go on top, 14-7, over the Raiders.
West Laurens tied the game at 14-14 just before the end of the first half.
In the third quarter, the Raiders took the lead back after a quick three minute drive. They added the PAT for a 2114 lead over the Indians.
In the fourth quarter with five minutes to go, Vidalia again tied the game. It was the ground attack that got them back into the end zone, with Sam Sapp adding the extra point to make it 2121.
West Laurens started their next drive at their 40-yard line. They worked their way down the field and, with less than a minute to go in the game, they made a short, 10-yard field goal, to hold a 24-21 lead over the Indians.
Vidalia took over after the kickoff at their 45-yard line, but with little time left. West Laurens came up with an interception to seal the win, 24-21, over VHS.
VHS has this week off, and will get back at it next week when they travel to Windsor Forest for the first Region contest of the season.