Houston County stayed closed on the scoreboard but it couldn’t stay close on the field. Valdosta pretty much dominated it there, on its way to a 48-6 win.
Twenty-one of those points came in the fourth – a blocked punt and fumble didn’t help. Seven came to start the game – the only points scored in the first quarter. It was on a nine-yard run by Caleb Robinson and the finish to a 63-yard drive. The Wildcats put up their second score on a 31-yard field goal by Angel Martinez. That was set up via a short field after a blocked field goal.
Terrell Denson made it 20-0 with a 24-yard run. That’s where it stood at the half.
The Bears finally got on board via a blocked field goal in the third. Cedric Carter returned it 63 yards for the score.
Valdosta missed a field goal and Houston County punted before the Wildcats scored again – a Denson run of five yards. That made it 27-6, which is where it stood after three.
A 37-yard run by Zammarion Riley made it 34-6 before another blocked punt against the Bears put it on the 27 and set up Charles William Jr.’s 32-yard run (after a five-yard penalty). That made it 41-6 with 6:38 left to play.
A Bears fumble set up another Denson score – another 32-yard run to make it the final.
Houston County fell to 4-5, 0-2 in Region 1-AAAAAA. Valdosta improved to 4-5, 1-1.