Posted: Friday, November 16th 2012 at 11:06pm
Heard County runs over Rabun County, 56-29
By staff reports
FRANKLIN – Heard County pounded out 505 yards rushing and used a 28-point second quarter to blow open a tie game en route to a 56-29 win over Rabun County Friday night in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs.
Rabun County (6-5) finished the season with its most wins since 2001 and its first playoff appearance since 1998 in the first year under coach Lee Shaw.
The Wildcats played the undefeated and sixth-ranked Braves (11-0) even for one quarter when Wes Holcombe connected with Clint Scott on a 19-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-7 with 21 seconds left in the first quarter.
But Heard County would respond quickly scoring two touchdowns in a 42 second span less than two minutes later to run out to a 21-7 lead and then capped the big quarter on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 17 seconds left in the first half for a 35-7 lead.
The two teams would trade touchdowns in the early part of the third quarter but the Braves pulled away for a 56-15 lead late in the third quarter.
Rabun County would score twice in the fourth quarter on a 14-yard run by Jeb Gibson and a 1-yard run by Kendall Woodard for the final score of the game.
Holcombe would finish with 200 yards on 14-of-26 passing and also ran for another 47 yards for Rabun County. Woodard led the Wildcats with 52 yards rushing and Scott had a huge game with 142 yards receiving on nine catches.
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