In a 4th quarter barn burner, the Buckholts Badgers Varsity football team spanked the Allen Academy Rams, 64-51.
And, there was even more excitement before the game!
Athletic Director/Head Coach James Shelton gives a count-down as Buckholts State Bank President Richard Crowe and Georgia Pirtle, owner of Georgia Pirtle Crop Insurance prepare to throw the switch on the . . .
Brand new SCOREBOARD !
Jim Hauk Field has a new scoreboard donated by Buckholts State Bank and Georgia Pirtle Crop Insurance.
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Despite the published odds and trailing most the game, the Badgers fought back strong in the 4th quarter for the win. With 7:34 left in the game, Sr. Eric Salomon serpentined through the Rams for one of his four rushing touchdowns. The PAT was blocked by the Rams, but the teams were tied at 44 points. The Badgers then recovered an onside kick and Eric Salomon added another TD, but the PAT missed. With the clock at 5:50, Buckholts was in the lead, 50-44.
The Rams took possession and quickly scored and passed for PAT, taking the lead 51-50 with 4:31 left to finish. But the Badgers weren't finished.
Guess who's about to change the numbers!
Eric Salomon scrambles for another TD, then passes to Christian Kessler for the PAT and the Badgers are back on top 57-51 with 1:44 remaining. Fast forward to just less than 30 seconds left in the game.
Christian Kessler (#3) puts the whammy on a Ram back, forcing the fumble,
which would be scooped up by Jason Duran (#32) and escorted into the end zone.
With Duran's TD and a successful one point PAT, Buckholts increases its lead, 64-51.
Eric Salomon and the Lopez twins protect the Badgers' lead on the final play of the game.
Final score: Badgers 64, Rams 51