With its 8th consecutive win, Lamar remains undefeated at 8-0-1 overall and 6-0 in the region with one more region game to play and all its other region foes having at least one region loss. The Trojans clinched the Region 4-AA championship while the Bulldogs fell to 3-6, 3-3.
The Austin twins, Lance and Lawrence, scored the first three TDs of the game. Lance scored from 1 and 33 yards out to give the Trojans a 14-0 lead and Lawrence ran one in from 12 yards out. The ensuing 2-point conversion after Lawrence’s TD put Lamar ahead 22-0 at halftime.
Jeremy Fletcher scored two rushing TDs in the second half and Macon County scored two fourth-quarter TDs for the final 36-14 margin.
Lamar hosts the winless Crawford County Eagles (0-9, 0-6) in region action Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Pike County 42, Henry County 12:
McDONOUGH — The Pike County Pirates football team rebounded from its loss to the Peach County Trojans on Oct. 26 to smash the Henry County WarHawks 42-12 last Friday night in Region 2-AAA action on the road.
Pike improves to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the region while Henry County ends its season at 1-9, 0-6.
The Pirates scored all seven of their touchdowns in the first half and led 42-12 at the half. The teams unloaded their benches and kept the clock running in the second half.
Pike County travels to Macon to face region foe Central Macon (2-7, 2-3) Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a big game for the Pirates. If Pike wins Friday, it will clinch the third seed in the state playoffs from Region 2-AAA. If Pike loses and Jackson (6-3, 3-2) falls to Carver-Columbus, Pike will fall into a three-way tiebreaker scenario with Central Macon and Jackson (Pike beat Jackson on Oct. 5). If Jackson wins and Pike loses Friday, Jackson becomes the third seed and Pike falls out of playoff contention.