Squadron wins close game over Red Level

Published 12:21 am Saturday, October 9, 2010

Courtesy of The Andalusia Star-News

For most of Red Level’s game against Highland Home Friday night, it looked as if the Tigers would win.

But Highland Home took the lead with only 3:17 left in the game to steal the win, 24-20.

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Red Level scored on its first offensive series when Raheem Bullock ran 74 yards for a touchdown with 7:06 left in the first quarter. The point-after was good, and the Tigers were up 7-0.

Highland Home answered with an 11-yard touchdown pass three minutes later to tighten the gap, but the point-after attempt was no good and Red Level maintained a 7-6 lead.

With eight minutes left in the second quarter, O.J. McGee recovered a fumble in his team’s backfield and ran 75 yards to paydirt.

The PAT was good, and the Tigers were up 14-6.

Highland Home answered with 1:47 left in the half, scoring on a one-yard run. The PAT was no good, and Red Level went to the locker room up 14-12 at the half.

The Tigers extended their lead in the third quarter when Preston Ryce scored on a one-yard run with 5:35 left in the quarter. The PAT was no good, and Red Level had a 20-12.

Highland Home narrowed the gap with a 20 seconds left in the third to make it 20-18. Red Level held on until late in the fourth, when Highland Home scored a one-yard touchdown with 3:17 left in the game, ending the scoring at 24-20.

More details of this game will be posted as they become available.