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Trojans fall to Titans 34-14

The Lamar County Trojans were outscored 27-0 in the second half Friday night and got blown out 34-14 by the North Oconee Titans in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs. The Titans got good field position early after a Nick Fambro fumble. They scored with less than three minutes gone in the first period to take a 7-0 lead. at Lamar then scored twice to go up 14-7. Maurice Bloodser scored on an 8-yard run and Mike Bloodser hit Samuel Smith for a 45-yard scoring strike. Daniel Huggins was good on both PATs. The Trojans had a great shot to add to their lead late in the first half when the Titans ran a failed fake punt from inside their own endzone. Lamar got the ball inside the 20 but could not capitalize, setting the tone for the second half. In that second half, the Trojans went through an extended bout of poor tackling and the Titans blew it open. After the game, Trojan head coach Jason Strickland consoled his squad which finished 7-4, second in the region and as hosts of a first round playoff game after going 1-9 the previous two seasons. ”We came here because we wanted to be with you guys. This is supposed to hurt but I’ve never loved you more than I love you right now,” Strickland said. He congratulated his seniors on setting the new standard for Lamar County football and challenged his underclassmen to keep raising the bar. Real time scoring updates from the game: 9:31 1st quarter. N. Oconee 7-0. North Oconee 5-yard TD run. PAT good. 5:08 2nd quarter. Lamar 7-7. Maurice Bloodser 8-yard run. Daniel Huggins PAT. NOTE: Terrance Childs suffered a neck injury, was removed from the field on a backboard by EMTS and taken by ambulance to Upson Regional Medical Center. He was responsive and could move his arms and legs when he left the field. No condition report on Childs was available after the game. 2:02 2nd quarter. Lamar 14-7. Mike Bloodser 45-yard TD pass to Samuel Smith. Huggins PAT. Halftime 14-7. 9:03 3rd quarter. Lamar 14-14. North Oconee 4-yard TD run. PAT good. 11:07 4th quarter. N. Oconee 21-14. North Oconee 5-yard TD run. PAT good. 3:06 4th quarter. N. Oconee 27-14. North Oconee 30-yard TD run. PAT no good. 1:10 4th quarter. N. Oconee 34-14. North Oconee 40-yard TD run. PAT good. FINAL: N. Oconee 34-14.

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