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The Metter Tigers used 5 turnovers and a power running game to knock off the Vidalia Indians 21-3 in Metter Friday night. With the loss the Indians fall to 6-3 on the year and 3-2 in Region 2AA play and needs a win Friday night against Bacon Co. to guarantee a playoff spot the following week.11 3 19 VHS Football

The Indians night got off to a bad start on the first drive of the night when on the second play from scrimmage Robert Brown would take the hand off and gain 4 yards before he took a hard hit and lost the ball which was recovered by Metter which set up their first score.

Metter started their drive at the Indian 44 and would take 7 plays picking up 3 first downs on the way to the end zone with Ahmod Collins taking it the final 12 yards to put the Tigers up 7-0 following a successful PAT by Zach Davis.

The Indians would answer with their best drive of the night on the ensuing possession. Beginning at their own 3 yard line, the Indians would use runs by James Outler and Marc Wardlaw to get the ball down to the Tiger 27 yard line. But an illegal procedure would put the Indians at 1st and 15 from the 32 yard line. The Indians drive would then stall at the Metter 23 yard line and Brennan Dooley would be called upon to try a 40 yard field goal, which he hit true with room to spare and the lead was cut to 7-3 with 48 seconds to go in the opening quarter. 

The score would remain the same throughout the 2nd quarter with both teams exchanging fumbles and the Indians partially blocking a 40 yard field goal attempt and at the end of the first half, Metter would lead 7-3.

The second half would start much that same way with both defenses coming up big on the opposing team’s first possessions. Then with 1;35 left in the 3rd quarter Metter would cap a 9 play 55 yard drive with Tahj Hobbs connecting with Collins on a short pass at the Indian 20 yard line, which the senior took the rest of the way, breaking four tackles in rout to the end zone and giving Metter a 14-0 lead.

The Indians offense would not be able to muster any offense the rest of the night turning the ball over on two fumbles and an interception on their next three possessions.

Metter would get their last score of the night with 5:53 to go in the game when Collins would scamper 24 yards for his third touchdown of the night to finalize the score at 21-3.

Metter would out gain the Indians on the night 222 yards to 134 and hold the Indians to just 96 yards rushing on the night.

Bacon County will come to town Friday night, when the Indians will honor their Senior football players, cheerleaders and band members on Senior night with kick set for 7:30 at Buck Cravey Field (Picture by John Conner) 

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