It wasn’t triple overtime – unlike last year’s 47-41 Bainbridge win over Warner Robins in the Class AAAAA championship game – but it was still plenty exciting.
The Demons won this one, at the home of the Bearcats, 28-21.
They scored first on a 12-yard run by Jalen Addie – a significant playmaker on this night. That came on their first possession of the game and capped of a 12-play drive that went 85 yards. Cary Payne made it 7-0 with 7:46 left in the quarter.
Bainbridge tied it in the second thanks to long punt return to put the ball on Warner Robins’ 8. On a fourth-and-one, Quayde Hawkins scored. Garrett Sigman made the point after.
An interception by Ahmad Walker helped the Demons score again just before the half. That put the ball on the 11 where three play later Addie scored from the 1. The point after missed making it 13-7.
A nice kickoff return helped the Bearcats get the third started quick. That put it on Warner Robins’ 30 where two plays later Hawkins hit Deyon Bouie with a 15-yard pass for the score. The point after made it 14-13.
It wasn’t finished.
A blocked punt resulted in a 23-yard touchdown run by Tahari Tate and made it 21-13.
Not to be outdone, Addie hit Donovan Haslem on an 80-yard pass play on the first play from scrimmage on the Demons’ next possession. They went for two and made it when Addie found Walker in the endzone. That tied it at 21, which is where it stood after three.
The Bearcats punted on their next possession. Warner Robins in turn missed a field goal. Bainbridge punted, but the Demons fumbled. That went nowhere and resulted in another punt, and that in turn sent the game into the fourth.
There, Warner Robins put together a nine-play, 81-yard drive that ended with a one-yard run by Walker. Payne made it the final score – with still plenty of action to go mind you; like a missed field goal by the Demons for one.
With the win, Warner Robins improved to 3-0 in 1-AAAAA, 8-1 overall. Bainbridge in turn fell to 0-2, 5-3.