Cavaliers Get Much Needed Win at Fairmont, 41-22

The Southern Lee Cavaliers survived a sluggish start to the game and a 90-minute drive to Fairmont to storm back from 16 points down in the first half to earn their first victory since the Spring 2021 season, 41-22 against the Golden Tornadoes. 

After their opening possession resulted in a blocked 46-yard field goal attempt by Sophomore Bryan McCollum, and a fumbled snap on a punt on the next series led to an early 16-0 Fairmont lead, the Cavs battled back on two Junior Tyrice Douglas touchdown runs to close the gap to 16-14 at the half. 

The 2nd half started like the first as the Golden Tornadoes drove down the field to start the second half resulting in a 41-yard touchdown run by Junior RB Dacoaleon Austin and a Fairmont 22-14 lead. From then on it was all Southern Lee. On the ensuing kickoff, Douglas took the kickoff at his own 5-yard line, shifted up the middle and went untouched 95 yards for the touchdown and with the successful two point try, the game was tied at 22-22. 

The Cavalier special teams stepped up and blocked a Fairmont punt on the next drive, giving Southern Lee the ball at the Golden Tornadoes 19-yard line which led to a Senior Jorderion Hamilton 2yd run and a 28-22 lead. Southern Lee scored on their final 6 possessions of the game. Hamilton added another score on a 26-yard touchdown run in the 4th

Southern Lee’s defense again turned in a solid effort as they forced Fairmont into 3 turnovers on the night and put pressure on Golden Tornadoes Quarterback Gabriel Washington consistently all night. Late in the third quarter with a first and goal at the Cavalier 4-yard line, the Cav defense stepped up and held Fairmont out of the end zone and on downs taking over at their own 4-yard line. On the next play, Douglas broke free and took it in from 96 yards for his fourth touchdown on the night.  

Southern Lee (1-3) returns home next week to open Sandhills 3A/4A play against Richmond County (1-3). 

Southern Lee               0    14   21   6      41 

Fairmont                       8     8     6    0      22  

Scoring Summary 

FWashington 27 yd run (2 pt try good) 

F- Washington 13 yd pass to Travelius Leach (2 pt try good) 

SL – Tyrice Douglas 5 yd run (Kick failed) 

SL – Douglas 2 yd run (2 pt try good) 

F – Dacoaleon Austin 41 yd run (2 pt try failed) 

SL- Douglas 95 yd kick return (2 pt try good) 

SL- Jorderion Hamilton 2 yd run (2 pt try failed) 

SL- Douglas 96 yd run (McCollum Kick) 

SL – Hamilton 26 yd run (2 pt try failed) 


SL – Tyrice Douglas 8-128, 3 TD; Anthony Robinson 10-84; Jorderion Hamilton 8-56, 2 TD; Mike Tate-Blanks 1-(-4); Robbie Sims 4-(-9); Totals 31-255, 4 TD 

F- 28-116, 2 TD 


SL – Sims 4-9, 41 yards 

F- 8-26, 78 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT 


SL – Kamaree Butler – 4-41; Totals 4-41 

F – 8-78, 1 TD 

  • The Cavaliers had 0 turnovers to Fairmont’s 3 (1 fumble/ 2 INT) 
  • Southern Lee won the total yardage battle 296-194. 
  • Junior Tyrice Douglas was named the Normann Financial Group/Bubbas Subs & Pizza Offensive Player of the Game for the third straight week 
  • Junior Reggie Butler with a key interception late in the game and passes defended was named the Normann Financial Group/Bubbas Subs & Pizza Defensive Player of the Game.  
  • The Wilkinson Coach’s Player of the Game will be announced on the Coach’s Show at 7:30 on Tuesday night on WFJA Sports 105.5 FM. 
  • Visit and go to High School Football for more stats and information on Southern Lee Football and the Sandhills 3A/4A Conference 

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