Paladins edge past Tigers on last-minute field goal



ROSWELL, Ga. – Jake Williamson kicked a 45-yard field goal with 11 seconds to play to give Fellowship Christian a 24-21 victory over King’s Ridge last Friday night, Oct. 25.

The win keeps the Paladins’ hopes alive for a spot in the Class A private school playoffs, with the loss damaging King’s Ridge’s postseason bid. FCS is 2-2 in their 6-A sub-region and 5-3 overall, with the Tigers 1-3 and 3-5.

The Paladins tied the game 21-21 with 2:45 to play on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Bryant to James Wilson. Bryant completed 15 of 26 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns, with teammate Dalton Depew on the receiving end of six passes for 181 yards and a TD.

A 32-yard pass from Bryant to Depew set up Williamson’s game-winning field goal. Depew caught a 66-yard pass from Bryant for the game’s first score, with Bryant’s 2-yard pass to Clay Poer tying the game 14-14 with 18 seconds left in the first half.

King’s Ridge tied the game 7-7 on a 15-yard pass from Henry Jones to Penny Hart, with Hart’s 2-yard run giving the Tigers a 14-7 lead in the second period. King’s Ridge took a 21-14 lead with a touchdown in the third period.

Fellowship plays Friday at Mount Pisgah, which leads the sub-region at 4-0 and is 8-0 overall. The Tigers are at home Friday against Whitefield Academy (1-3, 3-5), with the teams in the two 6-A sub-regions playing crossover games next week.

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