September 11, 2022

Benita Fuzzell

South Fulton High School’s Red Devils accumulated 483 total offensive yards in the hard fought home field contest against West Carroll Sept. 9, to their opponent’s 320, but fell within one point of a win in overtime, 49-48.

Senior Conner Allen scored first in the first, on a 29 yard pass from QB Brady McFarland, answered by a 56 yard run from West Carroll’s Jay Long, plus a successful point after kick. At the close of the first quarter, the score stood at 7-6, West Carroll.

Allen had a total of 202 yards from 6 receptions, scoring in the second quarter on a 41 yard pass and again in the fourth on a 60 yard catch.

At the half, the score was tied up, 20-20.

In the third quarter, South Fulton’s Dallas Whitehead ran in from five yards out, and came back in for the two point conversion. McFarland also found the end zone in the third, running six yards in, but the two point attempt was no good.

West Carroll’s Jaden Milton and Long both had touchdowns in the third, on a 38 yard run and a 52 yard run, respectively, with a two point conversion and a kicked extra point added in by the end of the quarter, rounding out to a 35-34 West Carroll lead.

In the fourth, Allen’s connection for South Fulton plus Whitehead’s two point run-in, following West Carroll’s two yard run by Milton and a one-point kick sent the game into overtime.

Both teams scored, West Carroll’s Milton on a three yard run, and South Fulton’s Whitehead on a two yard haul, but the extra point kick by the War Eagles sealed the deal for the visitors.

In rushing, Whitehead had 34 carries for 151 yards; McFarland, 34 yard on 6; and McKnight, 7 on 3.

West Carroll’s Long had 161 yards in 13 carries.

Whitehead had 8 receptions for 41 yards, Dane Cirkles had 2 for 26, Connor O’Neal, 1 for 12 and Jonathan Doss, 1 for 10 yards.

South Fulton had 23 first downs, with West Carroll recording 14.

The Devils charted 18 completions on 27 attempts and the War Eagles made good on 3 of 6 passes, with one interception.

Connor O’Neal led the Red Devils in tackles with 6.5, plus intercepted a War Eagle pass.
Harley Nagel had 4 tackles on the night, and Luke Morris and Jacob Nagel had 3.5 a piece.

Josh McKnight, Zach Hannon and Joseph Mathias had 3 tackles; Will Clapper, 2.5, Conner Lawrence, 2, Bryant Kimmons and Tim Davis, 1.5, Dane Cirkles, Conner Allen and Bradyn Costello, 1, also credited with a fumble recovery.

James Pergande and Dallas Whitehead had .5 each.

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