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Comeback falls short as Bleckley loses season opener
Comeback falls short as Bleckley loses season opener

The Royals went into their home openr Friday night versus Lamar County without several players.  Ken Hughes, who plays both running back and linebacker, was out with a pulled calf muscle.  Defensive back Rydealous Taylor was injured in a car wreck Sunday night.  Other injuries included lineman Cody Pearce and defensive back Savon Walters.  Bleckley trailed 24-7 at halftime.  They held the Trojans to just a second-half field goal.  Tavon Ross' second rushing touchdown of the game with 4:35 left in the third made it 27-14.  Bleckley's defense got a stop on 4th and 3 from their 15 in the fourth quarter.  Appearing to be wrapped up, Ross would fling the ball to Dytrez Nelson who dashed 38 yards to make it 27-21 with 5:14 left. 

Forcing a punt with 1:27 left in the game, BC tried to complete the comeback.  It would get to the Lamar 44 before a sack moved them back.  A last-ditch pass on 4th and 21 was interecepted with 15 seconds remaining as BCHS lost 27-21.  Ross had 95 yards on 20 carries.  Jaquante Burns caught two balls for 65 yards.  Bleckley's defense gave up 329 rushing yards.  Penalites were high for both teams as BC had nine for 75 yards, Lamar 10 for 100.  The Royals play at Wilcox County September 2.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

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