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Cadets Fall Short at Lamar County....Again

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They've been discussed as the best team to ever take the field at b-c....one heart breaking loss won't change that...the Benedictine Cadets came up short Friday night on a beautiful night in Barnesville at the hands of the Lamar County Trojans.  The second year in a row they lost to Lamar County.  The second year in a row they lost a closely played contest on a last second field goal.  "Yeah, it's pretty hard to handle, it happens like that two years in a row." said BC Head Coach Danny Britt.  "Our kids played hard.  So proud of them this year."

Until that point, you could argue that the game was a toss up.  BC scored first in the first half on touchdown run by JJ Gaines.  Gave the Cadets an early lead, the fan base was feeling good about their chances this year.

The second half, though was a different story.  Lamar County is undefeated behind a great running game, in the second half, we saw it.  Time after time, BCs Cadets were giving up runs to Lamar that they were not getting in the first  Mix those runs in with timely 3rd passing like this one and Lamar was able to put together one of their best drives of the night until the play of the game.  3rd quarter, lamar had a 4th down deep in BC territory.  They call timeout after deciding not to go for it.

They come back after the time out, set up for the field goal and fake it. The touchdown pass tied the game at 7.  a huge change in momentum.

"I was I was surprised.  We had it where we dropped off and just didn't see it in time to make a play on it.  So, uh, we shoulda been able been able to play that.  I shoulda called a time out and played regular defense to it.  Because I made a call then they adjusted when they saw the field goal.  I shoulda called a time out and that's on me." said Britt.

Still the cadets had their chances.  An offense that had scored over 40 points most of the way this season was shut out in the second half of this game. At times, the Trojans were physical...other times there was just too much team speed.

"It's a bad feeling coming here two times in a row.  Losing by a field goal.  We played hard.  Results weren't good, so. It is what it is."  said Running Back JJ Gaines. 

The disappointment was palpable as one could well imagine.  Frustrating for sure, but nothing to be ashamed of.

"You know, this'll hurt a long time." Britt added. "but we'll....I'm so proud of what they've done. Character they've shown.  How hard they've worked."

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