Late scores help SG drop Green
FRANKLIN FURNACE — The fumble reared its ugly head again for the Green Bobcats.
Green won a game earlier this season despite five fumbles. The Bobcats weren’t as fortunate this time as the South Gallia Rebels scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 23-6 win over the Bobcats Friday night.
Green (2-5) had moved deep into South Gallia territory in the first quarter, but the Bobcats fumbled and Jeff Clyburn scooped up the ball and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown.
Cory Haner passed to Danny Matney for the conversion and it was 8-0.
The score remained that way until Chad Lewis had a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:25 left in the third quarter that got Green within 8-6.
South Gallia finally put together a drive in the fourth quarter and scored on a 1-yard run by Clyburn. Bryce Clary passed to Josh Cooper for the conversion and a 16-6 lead.
The Rebels got an insurance touchdown with 1:40 to play on a 26-yard run by Clary. Rasmus Karlson kicked the conversion and it was 23-6.
Green outgained South Gallia in total yards 210 to 189. Lewis ran 15 times for 71 yards and quarterback Tyler Hughes was 5-of-11 for 5 yards.
Logan Wamsley had 74 yards on 13 carries for South Gallia (2-4).
South Gallia 8 0 0 15 = 23
Green 0 0 6 0 = 6
Jeff Clyburn 71 fumble return (Danny Matney pass from Cory Haner) 5:38
Gr — Chad Lewis 1 run (pass failed) 2:25
SG — Jeff Clyburn 1 run (Josh Cooper from Bryce Clary) 6:03
SG — Bryce Clary 26 run (Rasmus Karlson kick) 1:40
Rushes-yards 133 138
Passing yards 56 72
Total yards 189 210
Cmp-Att-Int 2-5-0 6-12-0
Fumbles lost 2 2
RUSHING—South Gallia: Logan Wamsley 13-74, Bryce Clary 8-43, Jeff Clyburn 3-13, Dalton Matney 2-4, Austin Phillips 5-0, Cory Haner 3-minus 1. Green: Chad Lewis 15-71.
PASSING—South Gallia: Cory Haner 1-1-0 30, Bryce Clary 1-4-0 26. Green: Tyler Hughes 5-11-0 55.
RECEIVING—South Gallia: Brandon Harrison 1-30, Danny Matney 1-26. Green: Chad Lewis 3-43.