October 30, 2008
Albany - Coaches tell their players winning the second half is what counts.
Peach County won the second half and beat Dougherty 29-14 in a game that would give the winner the inside track to second place in Region 1-AAA.
Dougherty led 14-0 at halftime thanks to two touchdown runs by Rico Watts.
Peach County's offense, totally shut down by Dougherty in the first half, could not be stopped in the second.
Quarterback Lamar Zanders 49-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the second half got Peach County on the scoreboard.
Tavarus Simmons then returned a punt 53 yards for another Peach County touchdown and the Trojans from Fort Valley tied the score 14-14.
Peach County recovered the ensuing kickoff.
The Fort Valley Trojans quickly capitalized with Travis Richmond scoring on a touchdown run to make 21-14.
All three touchdowns were scored in the third quarter.
LeBrandon Johnson's touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter sealed the victory for Peach County.
Dougherty is 5-4 and 3-3 in Region 1-AAA.
The Trojans need some help to make the playoffs.
Dougherty is on the road at Perry in the final week of the regular season.
In the GISA on Thursday, Randolph-Southern beat Fullington 40-14 in Pinehurst.