The Bowdon High School football team celebrated homecoming in style courtesy of a 28-20 subregion victory over Gordon Lee on Friday night at Warren P. Sewell Field.
The Red Devils (2-4 overall, 1-2 Region 6-A "A") took the opening drive of the game and ran eight minutes off the clock before finding the end zone on a touchdown run by DeDe Cox. The two-point conversion put the host squad ahead 8-0.
The Trojans (2-4, 1-2) got the on the board early in the second quarter on a 37-yard touchdown run from Braden Jarvis, which was set up by a 30-yard pass from Austin Thompson to Tucker Miller.
Following a Bowdon fumble on its next possession, Jarvis hit paydirt again, this time from 29 yards out to put Gordon Lee up 14-8, a score that would stand until the half.
Gordon Lee took possession to start the second half, but Thompson was sacked for a big loss and the Trojans were forced to punt to the Red Devils. Bowdon then reeled off a 10-play scoring drive capped by a 1-yard keeper from quarterback Nathan Hill.
On Bowdon's next drive, it used a pair of long running plays from Trajan Boddie and Kyle Franklin of 22 yards and 33 yards, respectively, to set up a 4-yard Boddie touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Gordon Lee answered with an 11-play series, which included three penalties against the Red Devils, to keep the drive alive. Thompson scored from three yards out, but the Trojans' fake attempt on the extra point was no good.
Bowdon found the end zone one more time. A 45-yard Franklin run set up a 23-yard Boddie touchdown and the PAT made it an eight-point game at 28-20.
Gordon Lee was able to move the ball on its last drive, but Thompson was intercepted by Ben Fortson, who returned the pick 37 yards and the Red Devils were able to get in the victory formation to seal the deal.
Bowdon travels to Christian Heritage next week, while the Trojans play host to Mount Zion.