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Bears claw Highland Home

For the second consecutive week, the young Flying Squadron of Highland Home have now tasted defeat as they lost this week to a pack of angry Bears from Keith, Alabama, 34-7.

Head Coach Scott Booth’s offensive 11 took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in 12 plays as senior quarterback Shawn Dickey covered the final 15 yards of the drive for the Flyboys only touchdown of the night.

Edwin Sankey’s PAT kick was true as HHS had an early 7-0 lead with 7:48 left in the first quarter.

But the Bears drove 67 yards in 6 snaps to answer the Flyboys’ score as Bear running back Maron Reese scored from 14 yards out.

Keith’s two-point conversion run was good as Julius Matthews covered the two yards around left end to put the Bears up 8-7.

After a Highland Home miscue, the Bears’ offensive group took over the Squadron 30 yard line and drove the distances in 4 plays as QB Jarrod Miller blasted in from the 1 yard line.

The run for two points was successful, and the Bears were up 16-7 with 2:29 left in the quarter.

At the beginning of the second quarter, the Squadron were forced to punt the ball back to the Bears as they set up shop first and ten at their own 46 yard line.

From that point, they went 54 yards in seven plays as Clyde Morris rambled in from 38 yards out to put the Bears up 22-7. The PAT was no good with 8:11 left before halftime.

A fourth down pass to a wide-open Squadron wideout turned the ball back over to the Bears with 6:33 showing on the clock.

Keith tailback Devon Lewis closed out the 1st half scoring on a 40 yard jaunt around the left end with 5:31 left to put the Bears up 34-7 over Highland Home as both teams headed to their respective locker rooms.

Once again the vaulted wing-T offense of the Keith Bears wasted little time in posting their 5th and final score of the game as they drove 55 yards in 4 plays to take a commanding 34-7 lead with 10:02 left in the 3rd stanza.

Both the Bears and the Flyboys’ defensive units stiffened, and the final score stood at the Bears 34 to the Squadron’s 7.

Coach Booth and his young Squadron now stand at 0-2 overall and 0-1 in region play.

This Friday night, the Flying Squadron journeys into Reeltown to take on the undefeated 2-0 Rebels in a key region match up. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.