The energy level picked up a notch as Charlton County and Early County took the field. Charlton County moved the ball on the ground quickly with Lemuel Walker getting big chunks of yards. The Bobcats stood their ground and forced a punt.
Early County was unable to move the ball either, and punted the ball right back
as both teams were feeling eachout.
It was Charlton County that that broke out first after a converted fourth down
on a fake punt. Quarterback Dwight Dasher called his own number and busted loose
for a big game to get the Indians in the redzone.
On third and goal from the eight, Dasher was unable to break free of the defense
and was sacked. Charlton tried to fake the field goal but Dasher's pass was
broken up in the endzone, and the Bobcats took over on downs.
The first quarter came to an end with Early County facing a third and 10 from
its own 10 with the score knotted at zero.
Charlton held their ground, but couldn't move the ball on their possession.
Early County went to the shotgun and with their no huddle offense moved well
into Charlton County territory, but the drive bogged down inside the thirty.
Georgia Tech commitment D.J. Donley, a four star rated safety prospect by
Scout.com, helped kill the drive with a huge hit.
Charlton County flipped the field on Early County when they quick kicked on
third down from their own ten. The punt by Dasher netted 60 yards.
Early had to punt the ball back to the Indians, but the Bobcats and Indians kept
trading punts as the half was winding down.
Early County wasn't ready to go straight to the locker room just yet though.
Quarterback Emmanuel Taylor drove the Bobcats down the field with his strong
arm. Early had first down at the 12 yardline with 26 seconds to play. Taylor
scrambled and completed a pass to the eight before threading the needle to John Henderson for the first score of the game.
The PAT failed, and Early County took a surprising 6-0 lead to the half.
First Half Scoring Highlights
Bobcats up 6-0 on Charlton Co - VIDEO
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