Crowson, Thomas lead Gators to win

Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 02:59 AM.

Down by three scores the Yellow Jackets went back to the air. A 35-yard scoring pass from Porter to Harmon with 3:51 left in the third quarter cut the Baker lead in half. With less than a minute left in the quarter Harmon hit Andrews with a 57-yard touchdown catch and run. The extra point was wide and that’s as close as Vernon got.

Thomas finished off his big night with a 1-yard plunge with 10:29 left in the fourth quarter to put the Gators up 35-20. Crowson, a senior, capped his career with a 35-yard scoring run with 5:43 left in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Crowson’s score came after Taylor Carlisle recovered a Vernon fumble and returned it 15 yards from the Baker 20-yard line to the Gator 35.

Crowson scored five plays Carlisle recovered the fumble.

Senior offensive lineman Taylor Brown walked off the field for the last time with a smile on his face and the knowledge that he has been a part of future successes the Gator could enjoy and in helping Thomas crack the 1,000 yard mark rushing.

“We set the foundation for years to come and I’m just proud to be a part of this team,” he said. “I’m not trying to be conceited, but it’s been our offensive line that allowed is to run the ball so well.

“We have a strong bunch of guys and they’ve got a good bunch coming back next year so they will be able to run it next year too.”

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