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Knights season off to a rough start

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  There was plenty of lightning and thunder around Webb Memorial Stadium Friday night but not enough to help the Deerfield-Windsor Knights.

The defending GISA AAA state champion Knights lose their opener 16-6 to George Walton in a game that was delayed for almost two hours by lightning.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring on their first possession with a 52 yard touchdown pass from Ty Shellnutt to Michael Peek.

The game was stopped after the first quarter with the Bulldogs leading 7-0.

A bad snap by the Knights resulted in a safety and two more points for the Bulldogs.

Deerfield-Winsdor scored on a one yard run by Quentin Adkins.

George Walton added a second touchdown in the second half to win 16-6.

The victory snaps an 11-game winning streak for Deerfield-Winsdor who did start last year's state championship season with two losses in their first three games.

Deerfield-Windsor will host Tattnall Square in another tough game.

In other GISA action, Brookwood won at Glenwood 21-6 while Randolph-Southern opened their season with a 25-6 at Abbeville Christian.

Both of those games were also delayed due to weather.

On Saturday, Bainbridge travels to Cairo to kick off the GHSA season starting at 7:30 p.m. at West Thomas Stadium.

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