Pope 28, Northview 24: Titans’ rally not enough to score win against Pope



MARIETTA, Ga. – A second-half rally by Northview fell short last Friday night, Sept. 20, as the Titans lost 28-24 at Pope.

The Greyhounds, who started 0-3 against a trio of AAAAAA opponents, jumped out to a 14-0 lead, and held the Titans to a field goal late in the first half after Northview reached the Pope 1-yard line.

Northview rallied with three second-half touchdowns, two on passes by D.J. Pearson to Connor Segraves and Matt Biondich. Pearson also had a scoring run for the Titans (1-2), with all three of their games decided by four points.

The Titans won 16-12 the previous week at AAAAAA opponent Lambert, forcing seven turnovers by the Longhorns. Pearson passed for 231 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown to Biondich, who caught 10 passes for 144 yards.

Northview scored the winning touchdown in the final 35 seconds on a short run by Devan Johnson following the seventh Lambert turnover. The Titans trailed 9-0 in the second period before taking a 10-9 halftime lead on an Eoin Green field goal.

The Titans play at home Friday against Riverwood (3-1) in a Region 7-AAAAA crossover game.

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