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Monroe holds off Cougar rally

October 18, 2007

Albany -  A steady rain made it hard for Monroe to throw the football and hold on to it. 

The Tornadoes celebrate homecoming by fumbling twice in the second half but still beating Crisp County 14-13.

Monroe opened the scoring with two yard touchdown run by Tony Greene.

A bad snap on a Crisp County punt gave the Tornadoes the ball at the Cougar 42 yard line in the second quarter.

Two plays later Greg Harris ran 35  yards for a second Monroe touchdown and what seemed to be safe 14-0 Tornado lead at halftime.

The Cougars turned up the defense in the second half with Tommy Sanders stipping quarterback Sherman Stephens of the football and recovering at the Tornadoe 15-yard line.

Cougar quarterback Chris Yowe ran it in on the next play for the first Crisp County touchdown.

Early in the 4th quarter, Sherman Stephens fumbled the snap from center and Jarvis McKenzie recovered for the Cougars in Monroe territory.

Crisp County drove the ball in for the touchdown in three plays with Josh Boston scoring on a one-yard run.

The extra point was missed and Crisp County trailed by a point.

The Cougars could not score as their last two drives ended in interceptions.

Russell Roberts interception with three seconds left at the Monroe 15 yard line sealed the Tornadoes win.

Monroe (6-1, 2-0) will play Westover on October 27th and Crisp County (2-5, 0-2) plays Worth County next week.

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