South Georgia Warriors football team scores big for win over Cobras

Published 1:16 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014


South Georgia Warriors head coach Andre Williams diagrams a play as his players gathers around him Saturday night at Bill Reynolds Sports Park. — Joe Crine

The South Georgia Warriors football team defeated the Capital City Cobras of   Tallahassee 28-26 Saturday night at Bill Reynolds Sports Park in Bainbridge.

The Cobras struck first, scoring an early 15-yard touchdown pass to take a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Warriors pulled even 6-6 when running back Curtis Brooks ran 20 yards for a touchdown with six minutes remaining until halftime. Three minutes later, quarterback Deon Graham threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brice Thomas to give the Warriors a 12-6 halftime lead.

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A 20-yard third-quarter touchdown pass from Graham to wide receiver Brandon Robinson helped the Warriors build a 20-12 halftime lead. They increased the advantage to 26-12 when Bruce Thomas caught a third-quarter touchdown pass from Graham. Thomas then ran in for the 2-point conversion on a reverse to increase the advantage to 28-12. The Cobras scored two late touchdowns but the Warriors topped them on a 2-point conversion try that could have tied the game,

“All of our players played hard and well against the Cobras,” Warriors head coach Andre Williams said. “I was especially pleased with the performances of linebacker Kelton Brenton and defensive tackle Trey Brenton, a pair of Bainbridge brothers.

“Our offensive line blocked well and our defense really got after it. We played fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball. We came up with some key first down runs on third down to keep drives going.”

The Warriors will return to Bainbridge Saturday, Sept. 6, to host the Henry County All-Stars from the Atlanta area at Bill Reynolds Sports Park.