Late touchdown lifts Vikings over Bulldogs

Emmanuel Reed

Crestview tailback Emmanuel Reed stiff arms a Fort Walton Beach tackler.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 03:09 AM.

CRESTVIEW – Allen Anderson scored a touchdown with 1:56 left in the fourth quarter and Austin Minks added the extra point as Fort Walton Beach came from behind to beat Crestview 21-17 in District 2-6A football action Friday night at Jack Foster Stadium.

While it was Anderson going in for the winning score it was the passing duo of Blake James to Marquese Davenport that sparked the winning drive for the Vikings. James and Davenport teamed up on three passes for 40 yards as Fort Walton Beach (5-1, 2-0) covered 77 yards for the winning score.

And the passing tandem worked in sequence all night as James hit Davenport 12 times for 140 yards. Nine of the completion came in the second half as the Vikings rallied from behind.

The Fort Walton Beach passing attack was at its best early and late in the game.

The Vikings took the opening kickoff and covered 61-yards on four plays in less than a minute to draw first blood. It was only appropriate that Fort Walton Beach’s first play of the game was a 34-yard strike from James to Davenport.

Three plays later, James found Chris Bauduin with a 24-yard pass to put the Vikings in front 7-0 with 10:41 left in the first period.

Crestview (2-4, 0-1) tied the game early in the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Micah Reed.

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