Valdosta pulls away from Houston County

Things started out well enough for Houston County, the just wouldn’t stay that way. The Bears lost to Valdosta 51-20 but did manage to get on board first. That came via an 82-yard score that took only three plays. The biggest of those was a 57-yard pass from Max Rigby to Khalil Polk.

A fumble helped the Wildcats tie things up. They did so via quarterback Tate Rodemaker’s 33-yard pass to Berrien Devontay.

Another turnover – a pick-six interception of 23 yards put Valdosta out front for good.

Devontay – the game now early in the second – caught his second touchdown pass from 51 yards out to make it 21-7 with the point after added in.

Houston County did cut it to one score following, when it went 49 yards. That was finished off by a Rigby-to-Caleb Thomas from the one.

That didn’t last long, however, as Rajaez Mosley broke free for a 51-yard run and the score. A 44-yard field goal a short time later by Davis Baldwin made it 31-14.

Rigby, with a nine-yard run made it 31-20, but the Wildcats again answered that on a 42-yard run via Malik Pickett. They followed that up with a couple of scores to ensure the Bears wouldn’t get any closer.

Houston County finished out its season 2-8, 0-4 in 1-AAAAAA. Valdosta improved to 4-6, 2-2.

MCDONALD’S OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME KHALIL POLK. PAPA JOHN’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME ED DELVAREZ.