The Allatoona Buccaneers traveled to the south end of Cobb County tonight to take on the South Cobb Eagles. Despite a final score of 41-20, the Bucs dominated the game all night. The one bright spot for the Eagles was Jonathan Simmons, who scored all of South Cobb’s points.
The game got off to a sour start for the Eagles with an interception on the first play of the game, giving the Bucs great field position at the 35-yard line. Allatoona’s Alex Wilson put the Bucs on the board with a rushing TD a few plays later. Jude Kelly added the PAT to make the score 7-0. On the kickoff, Kelly made a well-placed pooch kick that took the Eagles by surprise and gave the ball right back to the Bucs. A few plays later Alex Wilson took another trip to the end zone for a 14-0 score.
On the next possession, the Eagles made a statement by slowly chipping off 20 yards of field with short pass plays and runs, before Jonathan Simmons broke loose for a 59-yard TD run to put the Eagles on the board, 14-7.
Allatoona’s next possession resulted in a Jude Kelly field goal after the Bucs offense stalled at the Eagle 37-yard line. Kelly effortlessly launched a 54-yard field goal through the uprights to put the Bucs up 17-7. A South Cobb fumble after the kickoff led to a quick TD for the Buc defense. The first quarter ended with a score of 24-7.
It was all Allatoona in the second quarter, with a long TD pass to open the quarter, and another Jude Kelly FG, and another passing TD later in the quarter to make the score at halftime 41-7.
Allatoona made some lineup changes in the second half, allowing the second team to get some time on the field. The Eagles were finally able to put together some offensive production in the fourth quarter, with Jonathan Simmons scoring two running TDs. The game ended with the final score of 41-20.
Next up for Allatoona is a conference home game against the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets and South Cobb hosts a home conference game against the Osborne Cardinals.