The Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs scored 20 unanswered points-all in the fourth quarter, to defeat region foe Cedar Shoals (1-6; 1-5) 35-20 Friday night.
Despite five takeaways (3 fumbles and 2 interceptions) Cedar Shoals was only able to score seven points off those Winder-Barrow turnovers and it was their late turnover that allowed Winder-Barrow (4-3; 4-2) to walk away with the victory.
Trailing 25-23 with just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Winder-Barrow quarterback Brock Landis was intercepted on fourth down by Tyreik Sims. Sims returned the interception 94 yards to the Winder-Barrow four-yard line, however Cedar Shoals was flagged for an illegal block bringing the ball back to the Cedar two-yard line.
Two players later Winder-Barrow recovered a Jephari Colbert fumble. On third and goal from the one CeCe Green scored his third touchdown of the night giving Winder-Barrow their first lead of the game 30-25 with 1:01 remaining.
Green was seeing his first action in almost a month after suffering a knee injury against Loganville in mid-September. The Bulldogs knocked the Jaguars Hail Mary pass to seal the game a few plays later.
Cedar Shoals lead 19-10 at halftime behind two Greg Smith rushing touchdowns and a Jaivanni McDavid rushing touchdown. The Jaguars extended their lead to 25-10 after a third quarter rushing touchdown by quarterback Aakeem Glenn. Winder-Barrow closed the third quarter driving and opened the fourth quarter with a Landis to Ray Evans 10-yard touchdown pass to spark the comeback.