Valdosta pulls away from Houston County

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Houston County HS

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.