Late touchdown lifts Vikings over Bulldogs

Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 03:09 AM.

The quick-strike Bulldog drive came after Jalynne Robinson recovered a Xavier Gibson fumble at the Viking 46-yard line. The Bulldogs started the drive with a 41-yard pass from Dakota Davis to Emmanuel Reed on a flea flicker play that gave Crestview a first down deep in Fort Walton Beach territory. Austin Smith’s extra point tied the game at 7-7 and that’s where the score stood until the 3:16 mark in the half when Micah Reed scored from four yards out to give the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead.

The touchdown capped a 14-play, 70-yard drive with Micah Reed serving as the workhorse on the drive carrying the ball nine times for 52 yards.

The Bulldogs covered 60 yards on 11 plays on their opening drive of the third quarter, but were only able to get a 22-yard field goal by Smith out of the drive.

With less than a minute left in the third period James hit Davenport with a 16-yard touchdown pass to pull the Vikings to within three points of the Bulldogs and set the stage for the late game heroics.

At times it seemed as the Vikings were their own worst enemies as they committed four turnovers, but the Bulldogs were only able to capitalize on the first one as Fort Walton Beach held serve to remain in a tie for first place in the District.

James finished the night 16-of-35 passing for 191 yards and two interceptions to go along with his two touchdown passes.

Anderson led the Vikings in rushing with 55 yards on nine carries.

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