Lee County Rolls Into 3rd Round – Face Cleveland Next Friday Night
The Lee County defense came up big against Southern Alamance and controlled the game throughout leading the Yellow Jackets to a 33-12 win and a 3rd round game next Friday night. Southern Alamance had -16 yards in their first five 2nd half possessions and Lee County raced to a 33-0 lead and put the game away. The defensive front of Dez Evans, Deandre Dingle Prince, Derran McKoy, Delmaz Jennings, JoJo Jennings and Larry Baldwin had 9 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, held the Patriots to 55 yards on 33 carries, and kept the Patriot running game in check.
Colin Johnson and AJ Boulware did the rest. Boulware finished the night with 138 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns but Johnson may have had his best game of the season. The senior QB, with stomach illness Thursday and Friday and questionable for the game, finished 17 of 21 for 114 yards and 2 scores to lead Lee County. #1 Lee County will face #5 Cleveland HS of Clayton – a 35-14 winner over DH Conley – next Friday night at Paul Gay Stadium in Sanford.
Southern Alamance 0 0 0 12 12
Lee County 6 13 7 7 33
LC – Colin Johnson 7 pass to Jackson Lamb (2-pt conversion failed)
LC – Larry Baldwin 1 run (2-pt conversion failed)
LC – Johnson 19 pass to Jayden Chalmers (Trey Underwood kick)
LC – AJ Boulware 27 run (Underwood kick)
LC – Boulware 11 run (Underwood kick)
SA – David Hines 3 run (2-pt conversion failed)
SA – Hines 77 pass to Hunter Harrelson (2-pt conversion failed)
SA – Harrelson 11-20, Freeze 9-30, Woods 4-9, Foust 1-2, Glenn 1-(-4), Hines 7-(-2) Totals 33-55
LC – Boulware 22-138, Baldwin 3-17, Gray 5-7, Colin Johnson 3-33, TJ Johnson 1-2, Patterson 2-(-20) Totals 36-177
SA – David Hines 6-10-116
LC – Colin Johnson 17-21-114
SA – Harrelson 3-83, Freeze 2-21, May 1-12 Totals 6-116
LC – McKendall 6-27, Chalmers 2-26, Lamb 3-15, Lett 2-14, Alston 1-9, Berdecia 2-18, Batts 1-5 Totals 17-114
- Lee County had 18 1st downs to 6 for Southern Alamance. The Patriots did not get a 1st down in the 2nd half until their 6th possession of the half with just under 4 minutes left to play.
- Colin Johnson was named the Normann Financial Group Player of the Game for Lee County and his pass to Jayden Chalmers with 23 seconds left in the half to increase the lead to 19-0 was the F&W Playhouse Play of the Game.
- For the 1st time this season, Lee County was on the wrong end of the turnover margin. Two Lee County fumbles to one INT for the Patriots now have Lee County +23 in the turnover margin for the season.