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Tuesday July 7th, 2020 9:10PM

Banks County runs over Oglethorpe County in 8-2A

By AccessWDUN Staff

LEXINGTON —  Roman Haynes and Chandler each rushed for a pair of touchdowns and the defense forced three turnovers as Banks County rolled to an impressive 49-14 win over Oglethorpe County Friday night in Region 8-2A action.

But it wasn’t Haynes or Payne that got things going for the Leopards (3-2, 2-0 Region 8-2A). Jace Bennett capped the Leopards opening drive with a 61-yard sprint to the end zone for a 7-0. Haynes would then sandwich his touchdown runs of 4-yards and 18-yards around a Braxton Simpson interception.

Payne scored on a 4-yard run late in the second quarter after a brief lightning delay for a 28-0 lead. The Patriots (1-4, 0-2) got on the board late in the second quarter to trail 28-7 at halftime.

The two teams traded turnovers to start the third quarter and the score stayed that way until Payne added his second TD, a 2-yard run, less than a minute into the fourth quarter. After the Banks County defense forced another punt, Sawyer Pace scored on a 40-yard punt return just a minute later for a 42-7 lead.

Following a Carter Stroud interception, Bryson Cheek scored on a 1-yard run to cap a short 20-yard drive to push the lead to 49-7.

Oglethorpe County added a late score for the final points.

Banks County will travel to Rabun County next week.

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