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Trojans beat Blue Devils 28-27; will host playoff game

Playing their most inspired football in weeks, the Lamar County Trojans defeated the Manchester Blue Devils 28-27 Friday night at Trojan Field to clinch second place in Region 5AA. The win means Lamar County will host a first round playoff game at Trojan Field next week. Their opponent will be the North Oconee Titans from Bogart. The Titans opened the season with seven straight wins but lost their last three, including a loss Friday night to Fannin County 17-7. They are the third place team from Region 8AA. The Titans are averaging 26 ppg and giving up only 11 ppg. A win over North Oconee would propel the Trojans to a second round game on the road at Calhoun provided the undefeated Yellow Jackets get past 6-4 Avondale in the first round of postseason play. Calhoun’s go to guy is five star, division 1 recruit Da’Rick Rogers who is committed to UGA. Scoring from tonight’s game went like this… 8:40 1st quarter. Lamar 7-0. Mike Bloodser 36-yard TD pass to Desmond Foster. Daniel Huggins PAT. 5:57 2nd quarter. Lamar 7-7. Manchester 24-yard TD run. PAT good. Halftime score: Lamar 7-7. 8:41 3rd quarter. Manchester 13-7. Manchester 1-yard TD run. PAT failed. 6:33 3rd quarter. Lamar 14-13. Bloodser 35-yard TD pass to Devin Couch. Huggins PAT. 5:10 3rd quarter. Manchester 19-14. Manchester 55-yard TD run. Two point conversion failed. 0:43 3rd quarter. Lamar 21-19. Bloodser 12-yard TD run. Huggins PAT. 8:58 4th. Manchester 27-21. Manchester 35-yard fumble return for TD. Two point conversion good. 5:12 4th quarter. Lamar 28-21. Bloodser 5-yard TD run. Huggins PAT. FINAL: Lamar 28-27.

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