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Sequoyah Handles Creekview In The Battle of Hickory Flat

The Battle of Hickory Flat is one of the best rivalries in North Georgia, and Friday's game was no exception. On a rainy and windy night, both teams were playing for the right to host a home playoff game.

The game Started with a long Sequoyah drive, ending with a Carter Haymond 1-yard touchdown run. The first quarter ended with Sequoyah ahead 7-0, with both teams trading turnovers on downs.

As the second quarter began, Sequoyah continued to build their momentum. Kolby Martin, Sequoyah's quarterback, connected with Will Rajecki on a 10-yard touchdown pass to extended Sequoyah's lead to 14-0 with 8:56 left in the quarter.

However, Creekview responded quickly. The Grizzlies dynamic quarterback, Austin Guest, showcased his prowess with a 36-yard touchdown rush, putting the Grizzlies on the board at 14-7 with 7:22 left in the second quarter.

Guest continued to lead the Creekview charge, adding a 2-yard touchdown rush to the scoreboard. Although the PAT was blocked by Grayden Zarter, the Grizzlies closed the gap to 14-13 with 5:09 left in the second quarter.

In a pivotal moment in the game, Kevin Meade, a standout on the Creekview defense, forced a fumble that was swiftly recovered by Ryan Brooks for a touchdown. This defensive play gave Creekview the lead at 20-14 with 4:27 left in the second quarter.

Not to be outdone, Sequoyah's Ean Marria responded with a 1-yard touchdown rush, securing a slim 21-20 lead for the Chiefs with just 27 seconds left in the first half. The halftime score stood at Sequoyah 21, Creekview 20, in what was shaping up to be another great finish.

The third quarter was a defensive struggle, with no scoring for either side. The score remained 21-20 in favor of Sequoyah as the quarter came to a close.

The fourth quarter, however, witnessed a flurry of action. Mason Munn added to the excitement with a 10-yard touchdown run, giving the Grizzlies a 27-24 lead with 6:29 left to play.

Yet, Sequoyah wasn't done. Kolby Martin connected with Jackson Hancock on a 25-yard touchdown pass, putting Sequoyah ahead at 31-27 with just 3:24 left in the game. Hancock finished the game with 7 receptions for over 150 yards.

Despite Creekview's best efforts, Sequoyah's defense held strong in the final minutes, preventing any late-game heroics from the Grizzly offense.

Sequoyah now sits at #2 in region 6-6A, with their only loss coming to Rome. They will face Allatoona and Woodstock for their final two games. Creekview will have a short week to prepare for Woodstock on Thursday, before facing Rome in the season finale at the end of October.

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