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Squadron move to 3-0 on season

For the second week in a row, the Highland Home Flying Squadron pulled out a close victory late in the game.

This time, it was a 30-yard pass from Kase Kelly to Jake Dean with 8:48 to go in the game to give the Squadron a 26-21 win over New Brockton.

After a back-and-forth first half, that was the only score of the second half.

The Squadron took an early lead on a 70-yard touchdown run by Dez Johnson, but New Brockton scored on the next possession to tie the game.

Highland Home’s Kelly hit Raheem Berry on a slant route to put the Squadron ahead 14-7, but the Gamecocks again tied it up.

After a Kelly run from 14 yards out put the Squadron ahead again, a missed extra point gave New Brockton room to score and take a one-point lead into halftime and set up the defensive second half.

“We just did a better job of containing them in the second half,” said head coach Tom Pinkston. “We also got down to the five-yard line with time winding down, but we just killed the clock.”

One area Pinkston said still needs improvement is penalties.

“We need to do a better job on not hurting ourselves,” he said. “We had a touchdown called back on a hold among other things.”

Highland Home takes on Zion Chapel next week for homecoming.