Pinecrest Tops Yellow Jackets 34-14 In Sandhills 3A/4A Conference Matchup
The Pinecrest Patriots won the 4th quarter and with it their 2nd conference victory of the season with a 34-14 decision over the Lee County Yellow Jackets. The Patriots led 17-14 after a hard-fought 1st half and that score remained when Lee County had a 23-yard field goal blocked with 4:45 left in the 3rd quarter. The blocked kick gave the Patriots the momentum they needed as they wore down Lee County with scores on their next 3 possessions to hand Lee County their 1st loss in conference play.
Both teams were evenly matched through the 1st half (Pinecrest with 229 yards at the break to Lee’s 216) and Braden Cole-Bryan’s FG from 22 yards just seconds before the half gave the Patriots a slim lead at the break. Both teams opened the 2nd half with 3 downs and out, before Lee County went on an eleven-play drive that ended at the Patriot 6-yard line. The tying FG attempt was blocked, and the Patriots followed with an 8-play drive that put Pinecrest up 24-14. Pinecrest followed that TD with a successful onside kick that led to another score.
Will Patterson led the Yellow Jacket offense with 26 of 28 passing for 207 yards and Lee County finished with 340 yards of total offense. BJ Brown carried 18 times for 64 yards and 10 more touches on shuttle passes for 58 yards. Tyric McKendall caught 9 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. Lee County’s other score came on a 3-yard run by JoJo Jennings.
Lee County falls to 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. Pinecrest is also 5-2 and 2-1.
Lee County 7 7 0 0 14
Pinecrest 7 10 0 17 34
LC – JoJo Jennings 3 run (Kennedy Hernandez kick)
PC – Konen 1 run (Cole-Bryan kick)
PC – Konen 1 run (cole-Bryan kick)
LC – Tyric McKendall 42 pass from Will Patterson (Hernandez kick)
PC – Cole-Bryan 22 FG
PC – Konan 1 run (Cole-Bryan kick)
PC – Cole-Bryan 37 FG
PC – Morgan 9 run (Cole-Bryan kick)
LC – BJ Brown 18-64, TJ Johnson 8-33, JoJo Jennings 5-20, Kendall Morris 2-1, Mark Schlesinger 1-7, Will Patterson 1-(-4) Totals 35-121
PC – Dowd 22-172, Seagraves 19-83 Totals 51-304
LC – Will Patterson 26-28-207, Mark Schlesinger 1-2-12 Totals 27-30-219
PC – Konen 10-20-110
LC – Brown 10-58, McKendall 9-96, Kenyon Palmer 4-33, Eli Garrison 3-31, Morris 1-1 Totals 27-219
PC – Neifert 6-75 Totals 10-110
- Pinecrest had 24 first downs to 17 for Lee County and total yardage was 414-340. Lee County forced two Patriot fumbles for the only turnovers of the game.
- Will Patterson was named the Normann Financial Group Player of the Game and Landon Johnson was named the Normann Financial Group Defensive Player of the Game.
- Lee County will travel to Richmond County on Saturday, October 16th with a 11:00 AM start.
- The Steve Burdeau Coach’s Show will air Wednesday night at 7:00 and the Wilkinson Chevrolet Coach Player of the Game will be announced at that time.