Georgetown traveled to Socastee last Friday night, and came up a bit short losing to the Braves 14-13. The Bulldogs dropped to 1-3 on the season with region play coming up.
“I think we played our best game of the year,” Georgetown Head Coach Brian Coleman said.
“We just came up a bit short. We still make crucial mistakes when the game is on the line. We still have some mental breakdowns in the tensest moments of the game.”
Socastee took the opening kickoff and were threatening to score but fumbled near Georgetown’s end zone after a long offensive drive.
The Bulldogs took advantage of the turnover with a touchdown run by running back Tyja Bradford with 36 seconds left in the first quarter making it 7-0.
The Braves had a chance to score right before halftime, but quarterback Darius Lewis threw a pass that was intercepted by Georgetown cornerback Eric Sherald.
The score remained 7-0 at the break in favor of Georgetown.
Socastee took the lead back at the 2:46 mark of the third quarter when receiver Bice Ward caught a touchdown pass from running back Walker Martin on a razzle dazzle play.
The Braves converted the two-point conversion giving the team an 8-7 lead.
On the next drive, Georgetown answered back with Bradford’s second touchdown of the night giving the Bulldogs a 13-8 lead with 1:17 to go in the third quarter.
Georgetown missed the extra point after the touchdown.
With 8:48 to go in the game, Socastee running back Luke Bozard punched a touchdown in from the two-yard line giving the Braves a 14-13 lead.
Georgetown couldn’t take advantage on their next drive and the Braves ran out the clock to win.
“We have great kids, and their extremely hungry,” Coach Coleman said. “They are working seven days a week. We are going to put on the film, get in the weight room and fix some things.”
Georgetown opens up region play this Friday night at home against Waccamaw.
“Waccamaw is a much-improved team, but they are still our backyard rivalry game, so the records go out the window,” Coach Coleman said.