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OT WIN!
by Samuel Clements
Sep 05, 2013 | 1124 views | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Greyhounds react after officials declare the game over after determining Alcovy did not score on their last play on fourth down in overtime
Greyhounds react after officials declare the game over after determining Alcovy did not score on their last play on fourth down in overtime
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There have been other overtime games, but Friday night’s OT win over the Alcovy Tigers has to be mentioned as a candidate in any discussion of “most exciting” in recent memory.

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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