Lions jump past Geraldine

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Courtesy of Fort Payne Times-Journal

Sardis extended its winning streak to four games by knocking off former region rival Geraldine, 36-21, last Friday night at Geraldine.

It was the Lions’ sixth consecutive win in the series. Sardis improved to 4-1 overall.

Sardis got on the board early with a five-yard scoring run from Toby Pee with 9:04 left in the first quarter. The extra point attempt failed.

Geraldine responded early in the second quarter on an 11-yard run by Devan Totherow at the 10:20 mark. Eduardo Gutierrez’s point-after attempt was good and gave the Bulldogs their only lead of the night. 

Sardis responded quickly with a 77-yard touchdown pass from Will Scott to Kailon Robeson at the 8:02 mark. The pair connected again on a two-point conversion to give Sardis a 14-7 edge. 

Pee extended the lead to two touchdowns with 4:04 to go in the half on a 16-yard run. Sardis attempted to run for two points, but the play was stopped short of the goal line. 

Geraldine’s Totherow broke free on a 29-yard run with under a minute left in the half. Gutierrez’s PAT cut the Sardis lead to 20-14 at intermission. 

Pee found the end zone again in the third quarter on a 16-yard pass from Scott. 

Geraldine cut into the lead early in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard pass to Marcus Davis from Jake Maddox with 10:34 remaining. 

Pee countered the score with 1:30 left in the game on a two-yard run. Pee was also good on the two-point conversion.

Pee finished with 127 rushing yards on 22 carries. He also caught three passes for 36 yards.

Scott completed 13-of-19 passes for 213 yards. Kailon Robeson had seven receptions for 160 yards. 

The Lions, who are tied for first in Class 4A, Region 6, return to region play by hosting Guntersville next Friday.

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