CUMMING — For the past six seasons, Sprayberry (1-3) has started the season slowly before finding their way. Against the Bulldogs they found their way around the edge.
Torrey Richardson rushed for more than 100 yards in the second half and senior Miles Wallace had 122 yards on just three carries as the Yellow Jackets held off a late surge by Forsyth Central (0-4) for a 31-28 win Friday.
“We’re proud to get our first victory, but for some reason we struggle for the first three weeks,” Sprayberry coach Billy Shackelford said. “We said from the beginning we’re a young team, but that’s not an excuse anymore. We made it tougher on ourselves than we had to, but we’ve got a lot to fix.”
They need to fix costly mistakes like the personal foul on fourth down in the final minute that kept the Bulldogs’ hopes alive. Three plays later, they set up for a 48-yard field goal attempt by junior Anel Ramic, who had already connected from 33 and 28 yards.
“It was going to be a long shot, but we didn’t have many options at that point,” said Forsyth Central coach Chris Bennett. “He’s a pretty good kicker, but we had a low snap on it.
“We had a chance. We just didn’t finish it.”
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