Cobras pound with Height and slash with Smith in 24-17 win in the Pit, Dawgs’ counter with McBride to Ashley for two TD’s

The Twiggs County Cobras have a diverse offensive package- a tall quarterback (6-5 186 pound C.J. Stephens), a bruising fullfback (5-9 205 senior Ja’mon Height) and a speedy little wing back (5-8 155 pound Javoris Smith, who runs a 4.4 40). That combination helped the Cobras open up a 14-0 first quarter lead and control the football in the final three quarters in Twiggs County’s season opening 24-17 victory over the Toombs Coutny Bulldogs in Lyons. Y-101 archived play-by-play  First Half  Second Half

Smith opened the scoring with a 77-yard touchdown run with 10:29 to play in the first quarter. Then later in the quarter Smith ran 58 yards down to the Bulldog 10 and Height finished the drive with a five-yard touchdown with 2:21 to left in the first quarter

Both teams kicked a second quarter field goal. Rig Tinoco tallied the Bulldogs’ first points of the game on a 28-yard field goal with 8:55 on the clock to cut the Cobra lead to 14-3. Baylor Butcher pushed the lead back to 14 points with a 26-yard field goal with 1:31 to play in the first half.

Tivean Ashley scores his second touchdown
Tivean Ashley scores his second touchdown

The Bulldogs ended the first half with an amazing touchdown. Quarterback Dalton McBride was chased toward the home sideline and he fired a pass downfield to Tivean Ashley. Ashley caught the pass around the 10 and ran in to the end zone for his first career Bulldog touchdown. The two combined again late in the second half for a second touchdown. McBride threw a perfect pass to his wide open receiver and Ashley finished the 28-yard play with a short run in to the south end zone.

Trialing by just a touchdown with 1:29 to play, Tinoco tried an onside kick which was recovered by Height.

Devonte Glover scored the Cobras final  touchdown off a double hand off and he raced 34-yards for his six.

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Ervin Mincey waves to his teammates and the Bulldog fans

Toombs County defensive end and tight end Ervin Mincey was injured in the first half of the game. He was transported to the hospital in ambulance. Mincey underwent concussion portocol testing. He was released from the hospital later in he evening and he did suffer a concussion.