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Cook wins region opener at Albany

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   Special teams play leads Cook High to a 27-14 win over Albany High in the 1-AA opener for both teams.

Armad Turner returned the opening kickoff to the Albany High 20 yard line.

Turner scored on a three yard touchdown run three plays later to give the Hornets a 7-0 lead.

Turner scored his second touchdown on a seven-yard run in the second quarter to extend the Cook advantage to 14 points.

Albany High got on the scoreboard late in the first half.

Emmanul Byrd threw a 46-yard pass to Barry Diamond who made the catch at the Hornet three-yard line.

Byrd scored on a two yard run and the Indians trailed at halftime 14-6.

Byrd threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Johnson in the third quarter to pull Albany High to within six points at 20-14.

Cook's Ernest Williams returned the ensuing kick for the Hornets final score of the game.

Cook is 2-2 and at home next week against Fitzgerald.

Albany High drops to 0-4 and the Indians are at Berrien next week.

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