Posted: Saturday, September 22nd 2012 at 12:13am
Miscues costs Raiders
By from staff reports
COAL MOUNTAIN – Turnovers and special team’s breakdowns cost North Forsyth Friday night in the Raiders’ Region 6-AAAAAA opener against Chattahoochee.
Chattahoochee got two punt returns for touchdowns, an interception return for a touchdown, and 10 more points on two other offensive miscues in a 47-20 win over the Raiders.
The Cougars’ Justin Jackson broke open a close game with two punt returns for touchdowns, the biggest coming with just 28 seconds left in the first half to give them a 24-14 halftime lead.
The game was tight until that moment. North Forsyth (3-1, 0-1 in region) got a pair of touchdown runs from Eric Fitzgerald in the first half to help the Raiders trail just 17-14 until Jackson’s 82-yard return at the end of the half.
Early in the third quarter Chattahoochee (3-1, 1-0) took advantage of another North Forsyth miscue recovering a muffed punt deep in the Raiders’ territory for a short field goal and a 27-17 lead.
On the Raiders’ next possession, Chattahoochee stripped the ball and Bryan Clancy rumbled 64-yards on a fumble recovery for a touchdown and a 33-20 lead. Later in the third quarter Jackson would collect his second touchdown on a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown. Then, after a North Forsyth interception, the Cougars finished their scoring on 10-yard run by Travis Marshall and a 47-14 lead.
The Raiders closed out the scoring riding the back of Jamal Davenport ran 10 times on an 11–play drive and capped it with a 1-yard run to cut it to 47-20.
Davenport finished with 115 yards rushing and one TD. Fitzgerald had 69 yards rushing and two TDs for North Forsyth.
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