Late field goal lifts Vidalia JV past TCHS 10-7

Jeidon Sistrunk (28) celebrates his TD with his teammates
Jeidon Sistrunk (28) celebrates his TD with his teammates

With a little more than a minute to play, in a 7-7 game in Vidalia, the Toombs County junior varsity football team had the ball at the Indian 48 and it was fourth and seven. In JV ball their is no overtime. So, you either play for a tie or the win. The Dawgs went for the win trying to score a touchdown or set up Rig Tinoco for a field goal attempt at the same goal post where on September 4, in the varsity game between the two rivals, he made a 45-yard field goal at the end of the first half.  The Bulldogs didn’t convert on a running play and the Indians took control of the ball and  drove to the TCHS 12-yard line and kicked a 29-yard with seven seconds remaining to win 10-7.

Vidalia took a 7-0 lead on a strange sequence of events in the second quarter. The Indians drove down to the Bulldog 12 and ran a play which ended with Toombs recovering a fumble at the Dawg four-yard line. On the next play TCHS fumbled the ball and the Indians picked up at the six and ran it into the end zone with 5:43 to play before half.

Sistrunk opened the second half with a 35-yard kickoff return to the TCHS 37 and from there the Bulldogs drove 67 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Dalton McBride, who played in the first and third quarters, threw a 23-yard pass to Tyrese Lewis and he ran 10-yards for a first down to the Indian 22. Sistrunk finished the drive with a 22-yard touchdown run and then Tinoco kicked the PAT to tie the game at 7-7 with 4:40 to play in the third quarter.