Georgia teams combine for state-record 153 points in playoff game

Georgia teams combine for state-record 153 points in playoff game

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Georgia teams combine for state-record 153 points in playoff game

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Imagine scoring 61 points – and losing by 31. That is the feeling the Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Ga.) football team has today after losing to Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) by a 92-61 score in a Class AAAAAAA playoff game that shook up the record books.

The 153 points is believed to be a Ga. state record. The teams also combined for a staggering 1,152 yards of offense, per the Marietta Daily Journal.

According to the Valdosta Daily Times, it broke a record set in 1922 when Douglas A&M beat Ocilla, 144-0. The 92 points was also a new school record for Lowndes for points in a game, topping the 87 the Vikings scored against Windsor Forest three years ago.

“I’ve never been a part of a ballgame like this,” Lowndes head coach Randy McPherson told the Daily Times.
Lowndes (9-2) came in averaging a state-best 42.4 points a contest. The Vikings surpassed that in the first half, jumping out to a 56-33 halftime lead.
“I told people it was going to be high scoring,” Lowndes quarterback Michael Barrett told the Daily Times. “Somebody asked me, ‘How you feeling?’ I was like they’ve got a pretty good offense so I feel like it’s going to be high scoring.”
Barrett ran 50 yards for a score just 19 seconds into the game, and it was a sign of things to come. The dual-threat QB finished with 173 yards rushing on 19 carries with three touchdowns, all coming in the first half. He was also 13 of 21 passing for 236 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. The Vikings racked up 585 yards of offense, 349 rushing.
Tyson Harris had seven catches for 123 yards and three scores to lead the Vikings.

Meanwhile, on the other side, Hillgrove quarterback Hunter Arters had one of the wildest stat lines you will ever see. The junior was 36-of-65 for 486 yards and seven touchdowns, but he also threw six interceptions. He also rushed for a 2-yard score. Also for Hillgrove (5-6), Chigoziem Okonkwo had 10 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns, while Bryson Parks caught eight passes for 101 yards as Arters completed passes to 13 different receivers.

Lowndes advances to visit Norcross in the second round Nov. 18. Don’t expect 92 points from the Vikings that night, though – this was a one-in-a-lifetime achievement. At least, we think it was.

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