Squadron move to 3-0 on season
For the second week in a row, the Highland Home Flying Squadron pulled out a close victory late in the game.
This time, it was a 30-yard pass from Kase Kelly to Jake Dean with 8:48 to go in the game to give the Squadron a 26-21 win over New Brockton.
After a back-and-forth first half, that was the only score of the second half.
The Squadron took an early lead on a 70-yard touchdown run by Dez Johnson, but New Brockton scored on the next possession to tie the game.
Highland Home’s Kelly hit Raheem Berry on a slant route to put the Squadron ahead 14-7, but the Gamecocks again tied it up.
After a Kelly run from 14 yards out put the Squadron ahead again, a missed extra point gave New Brockton room to score and take a one-point lead into halftime and set up the defensive second half.
“We just did a better job of containing them in the second half,” said head coach Tom Pinkston. “We also got down to the five-yard line with time winding down, but we just killed the clock.”
One area Pinkston said still needs improvement is penalties.
“We need to do a better job on not hurting ourselves,” he said. “We had a touchdown called back on a hold among other things.”
Highland Home takes on Zion Chapel next week for homecoming.