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Trojans challenged but gut it out

The #1 Lamar County Trojans played host to the Thomasville Bulldogs in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state football playoffs Friday night at Trojan Field and came away with a 38-20 win before a huge, raucous crowd. Lamar built at 17-0 lead early and led 24-7 at the half and 31-7 halfway through the thrid period thanks to a stellar, 76-yard TD run by Quentin Frazer. Then, the wheels came off for awhile. SCORES OF INTEREST INSIDE… Three Trojan starters cramped up, having played deeper into a game than they had since they had since week two. Thomasville started feeding their premiere back Mario Cherry and he produced touchdowns of six and 65 yards on top of a third touchdown in the first half and suddenly it was 31-20. The Trojans gathered themselves, mounted a drive and got a beautiful TD pass from Lance Austin to his twin brother, Lawrence, to ice the game. The Trojans had four interceptions to halt Bulldog drives or it could have been closer. Lamar will host defending state champion Jefferson next week. Jefferson narrowly topped Herad County to advance. SCORES OF INTEREST: JEFFERSON 61 HERAD CO. 57 (LOT OF DEFENSE IN THAT GAME!) BENEDICTINE 51 FITZGERALD 7 (END OF SEASON FOR STRICK) CALHOUN 31 GAC 30 LANEY 22 VIDALIA 13 LOVETT 34 KENDRICK 0 BROOKS CO. 56 BLECKLEY CO. 14 BOWDON 48 WASHINGTON-WILKES 13 GRIFFIN 42 STATESBORO 7 BURKE CO. 20 MP 0 Realtime scoring from the game was provided by Walter Geiger… 10:54 1st qtr.: Lamar 7-0. Lawrence Austin 63-yd. TD run. Tyler Scandrett PAT. 2:28 1st qtr.: Lamar 10-0. Scandrett 26- yd. FG. KEY PLAY: 56- yd. run by Lawrence Austin. 6:44 2nd qtr.: Lamar 17-0. Lawrence Austin 3-yd. TD run. Scandrett PAT. 4:37 2 nd qtr.: Lamar 17-7. Mario Cherry 9- yd TD run. PAT good. 3:30 2nd qtr.: Lamar 24-7. Lawrence Austin 3-yd. TD run. Scandrett PAT. KEY PLAY: Lawrence Austin 59- yd. run. 7:49 3 rd qtr.: Lamar 31-7. Quentin Frazer 76-yd. TD run. Scandrett PAT. KEY PLAY: Interception by Lance Austin. 3:38 3rd. qtr.: Lamar 31-14. Cherry 6-yd. TD run. PAT good. 0:00 3rd qtr.: Lamar 31-20. Cherry 65-yd. TD run. PAT failed. 6:12 4th qtr.: Lamar 38-20. Lance Austin 23-yd. TD pass to Lawrence Austin. Scandrett PAT. FINAL: Lamar 38 Thomasville 20

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