In an ending that evoked a measure of controversy, the Greyhounds emerged victorious with a 3-point win in overtime after a heroic goal line stand, including a fourth and goal on the one-inch line.
The Jones County Greyhounds hosted Alcovy High School from Newton County to open their season in front of a packed stadium. The Hounds took the field with a number of young athletes in critical positions on offense, including two sophomore quarterbacks and a sophomore halfback.
Facing them would be a larger and more experienced Alcovy defense, anchored by two 290-pound defensive tackles who are three-year starters. For the home team, it would be a test of endurance, conditioning, and game plan versus size and experience.
In the beginning of the game, the outcome was questionable. Alcovy scored first on a 10-yard pass play from Tristen Payne to Jaylin Penny. The 6’3” receiver was a primary target for the Tigers and racked up 100 yards in receiving before the night was over. In a bit of foreshadowing of the night’s events, however, the Alcovy attempt for an extra point was no good, leaving the score 6-0.
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