It was a great night for football this past Friday evening. The nip in the air seemed to cause problems for both teams, however, resulting in seven combined fumbles, two of which came early for the Banks County High School Leopards. In the end, Athens Christian School took advantage of some BCHS miscues and escaped with a 27-21 win.
"We are really heartbroken over this loss after battling back in the second half and having a chance at winning the game," said Leopard head coach Philip Jones. "We took the lead with a two-point conversion play and hoped the defense could hold for the remainder of the game. I am proud of our team. They came out strong in the second half, but we have to get better in the first half to win games in the future."
Athens Christian School received the opening kickoff and returned the football for 10 yards. A couple of plays later, the Eagles made a first down and continued to move toward the 50-yard line. On third down the ball was fumbled but was recovered by the Eagles. Two plays later, luck would change and when the ball came loose this time the Leopards would recover. BCHS started its first drive of the night at the 35-yard line.