The Adairsville Tigers defeated the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Warriors on Friday night by a score of 22-21.
The Tiger defense took the first LFO blow, which came on a 52-yard touchdown run from Jevonnie Womble. The Adairsville offense knew it would have to answer, as this was a must-win game for the Tigers to stay in front of a possible playoff berth. Conner Crunkleton was up to the challenge as Adairsville converted a 4th down and then found Wade Conduff for a touchdown with four minutes left in the first quarter.
A big turn of events happened to the Warriors in the second quarter, when they believed they had taken a 14-7 lead. The play was called back due to a holding penalty. On the ensuing play, Savaun Henderson recovered a fumble to thwart the drive. Adairsville would have its second takeaway of the quarter as Courtney Slocum would fall on a loose football to give Adairsville a 14-7 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the Warriors would end a drive with a 1-yard touchdown run and would add another score to take a 21-14 lead on a Malachi Powell keeper with 3:28 left in the ballgame.
But, again, Adairsville couldn’t lose. Not tonight. And, again, Crunkleton would be up for the challenge. He would score on a 31-yard quarterback keeper and instead of kicking the PAT to tie the game, Tiger coach Eric Bishop went for two on the road and walked away with a 22-21 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the contest.
Adairsville will look now look towards next Friday with a road game against Calhoun at 7:30 PM.