It was a Class 6A, Region 2 showdown Friday night between the Foley Lions and the Daphne Trojans. Daphne rallied from a 19-point deficit in the 4th quarter to stun the Lions with a 1-point victory in overtime.
Daphne quarterback T.J. Fleeton started the game off with a 12-yard pass to Tamaurice Tolbert put the Trojans up 7-0 in the first quarter. Foley running back Cedrix Reed led the Lions right back down the field to answer with a 40-yard scoring drive of their own to tie the game at 7. The Lions recorded a safety late in the first half on a snap that sailed over the head of the Trojan punter. Foley scored at the end of the first half on quarterback Maison Taylor’s 9-yard pass to Valontai Adams to give the Lions a 16-7 edge at the break. Daphne opened the 3rd quarter with 10 straight points to go up 17-16. Foley answered with 3 consecutive touchdowns from Reed to take a 36-17 lead into the 4th quarter.
The Trojans were trailing the Lions 36-17 with just over 7 minutes remaining in the game. Daphne’s T.J. Fleeton led the charge as the Trojans scored 3 consecutive late touchdowns to send the game into overtime. Fleeton started the scoring off with a 1-yard touchdown run of his own. He then had touchdown passes of 26 yards and 37 yards to Chris Sain and Wheylan Tolbert, respectively. The pass to Tolbet was on a hook-and-lateral with 14 seconds to go in the game to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Foley scored first on a 7-yard touchdown pass from a Maison Taylor pass to wide receiver Alontai Adams. The Lions missed the ensuing extra point. Then Fleeton threw a 15-yard pass to hook up with Tolbert again for the games winning score. Tyler Cook kicked the extra point to seal the victory for the Trojans.
Foley’s Cedrix Reed finished with 270 yards rushing to go along with 4 touchdowns in a losing effort. Daphne’s T.J. Fleeton earned MVP honors behind his 201 yards and 3 touchdown passes to go along with his 1 rushing touchdown as well.
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- Daphne v Foley 2012