Worth Falls to Baldwin 17-7

Sylvester – In the postseason, teams can’t turn the ball over and expect to win games. Coaches always stress that to their players. Unfortunately, for Worth County, they turned the ball over repeatedly and the Baldwin Braves took advantage. They scored all 17 of their points off of Rams turnovers en route to 17-7 over the a Rams in Sylvester Friday night. It was the first home playoff game for Worth County since 1999.Early on, the game was a defensive battle with neither team doing much offensively on a chilly night at Milt Miller Field.  The Braves scored the only touchdown of the half on a 31 yard touchdown run that capped off a four play drive that went 45 yards. The extra point was good and the Braves took the 7-0 lead to the half.

Worth County scores in the 2nd Quarter. ErinParker/SGSN

Worth County scores in the 2nd Quarter. ErinParker/SGSN

After a touchdown on 4th and goal from the one with 2:09 left in the third by the Braves, the Rams quickly drove down the field and scored with two seconds left in the quarter to cut the deficit in half to 14-7.

But the Rams had trouble moving the ball in the fourth quarter. After another Ram turnover with just over seven minutes to play, the Braves were able to run some clock off and essentially iced the game with a 29 yard field goal with 3:22 left in the game.

Worth County, who finished second in region play, finishes their season with an overall record of 6-4. Meanwhile, Baldwin (7-4) advances to the second round of the GHSA AAAA state playoffs. They will travel to Cartersville next Friday night. Cartersville defeated White County 54-0 in first round action Friday night.

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