OLM prevails 42-35 over Lumpkin Co.


The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats jumped out to a 19-point lead only to see the Lumpkin County Indians tie the game in the fourth quarter before the home team got a late score for a 42-35 win.

Lawrence Tillman put OLM on the scoreboard less than 30 seconds into the game with a 76-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later Jameson Vest threw a short pass to Jordan Thomas that turned into a 70-yard scoring play and a 12-0 lead.

Vest connected with Keagan Jordan on a 24-yard touchdown in the second quarter before Lumpkin County struck for two touchdowns to cut the lead to five. Vest scored on a 41-yard run late in the period, and Tillman’s run for the two-point conversion made it a 27-14 game at halftime.

The visitors scored on a 70-yard quarterback keeper early in the third, but the Bobcats answered when Vest scored from 19 yards out and also ran in the two-pointer. Lumpkin County got two more touchdowns to tie the game with 6:56 to go in regulation.

But after the two teams traded turnovers, OLM got the winning score from Vest on a 16-yard run. He tacked on the extra point to give the Bobcats a seven-point margin with 2:45 left.

The Indians got a decent kickoff return for the first time in the game, as Vest’s six previous kickoffs went into the end zone. But the Bobcats’ defense held and the team took over on downs in the final minute.

OLM travels to Terrell County next Friday.

STARR’S MILL 56, FOREST PARK 6: The Panthers (2-2) exploded for 28 first-quarter points with two defensive touchdowns and a special-teams touchdown on their way to a 49-0 halftime lead. They are off next week and host Drew Oct. 3.

WHITEWATER 21, ELCA 7: The Wildcats (3-1) came alive in the second half after a scoreless tie at halftime. They are off next Friday and host Mt. Zion-Jonesboro Oct. 3.

LANDMARK 55, JOSEY 20: The War Eagles (4-0) will host Central-Carrollton next Friday.

MUNDY’S MILL 41, McINTOSH 27: It was like two separate games as the Chiefs (1-3) jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead when Duke Kinamon ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Josh Ange. The Tigers responded with 27 straight points to take the lead before McIntosh tied the game on another Kinamon run. The Chiefs travel to Morrow next Friday.

CENTRAL-CARROLLTON 10, FAYETTE COUNTY 0: The Tigers (1-3) fell to an undefeated and top-10 AAA squad on the road. They host Cedartown next Friday.

SANDY CREEK was off this week. The Patriots (4-0) host Auburn (Ala.) next Friday.