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November 1--  The Treutlen Vikings rallied from two scores down to tie the game in the second half but came up short losing to the Jenkins County War Eagles 19 – 12 in Millen Friday night.

Jenkins County scored on their first possession when QB Justin Gray hit James Evans for a 30 yard touchdown pass with 10:29 remaining in the first quarter to take a 6 – 0 lead.  The PAT attempt was no good.

The War Eagle defense kept the Viking offense stymied most of the first half and was able to stop the Vikings first threat with an interception at the Jenkins County two yard line at the beginning of the second quarter.

Jenkins County extended their lead with 4:18 before the half when Gray found Novel Wilson on a 55 yard wheel route to lead 12 – 0 as the 2 point conversion attempt was unsuccessful.

Treutlen took their next possession and drove 59 yards in just 5 plays, scoring on a 32 yard pass from PJ Smiley to Kamron Jordan with 1:53 left before halftime to cut the lead to 12 – 6 with the PAT unsuccessful.

To start the second half, the Viking defense forced a punt attempt from Jenkins County which imploded when Jenkins County Punter Dominique Mills mishandled the low snap and Treutlen recovered at the War Eagle 2 yard line.  Sophomore Tim Blair scored on a 2 yard run on the second play of the possession and the Vikings had tied the game at 12 with 9:44 remaining in the third quarter as the 2 point conversion pass attempt was incomplete.

The Vikings could not take advantage of another bad snap on a punt attempt by Jenkins County when their drive that started at the Jenkins County 30 yard line stalled at the War Eagle 8 yard line.

The War Eagles retook the lead with 9:00 left in the game on a 2 yard run by Jordan Franklin.  The PAT attempt was good and Jenkins County led 19 – 12. 

The Vikings put together their longest drive on the night to try and win the game, a 13 play, 62 yard drive that ended when Treutlen turned it over on downs inside the five yard line with less than two minutes remaining.  Jenkins County ran out the clock from there with the 19 – 12 win.

The Vikings fall to 4 – 5 on the season and will finish the season on the road next Friday night with the opponent to still be determined.  Follow www.southeastgeorgiatoday.com to find out their opponent and catch the game on Sweet Onion Country 101.7 FM

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