Grangers, Tigers wrap up spring practice
Published 11:08 am Saturday, May 19, 2018
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
LaGrange’s defense made a late stand to preserve a 14-14 tie with Manchester in Friday’s spring-football game at Callaway Stadium.
When the starters were on the field in the first half, LaGrange delivered an impressive all-around effort to take a 14-0 lead.
In the second half when both teams began substituting liberally, Manchester scored a pair of touchdowns to pull even.
After a LaGrange turnover in the closing moments, Manchester had it first-and-goal at the 9-yard line.
LaGrange’s defense stood tall, though, and Manchester was unable to convert on a fourth down.
LaGrange ran a few plays, and time ran out.
In the first half, LaGrange’s defense was suffocating, limiting Manchester to one first down.
LaGrange’s first touchdown was set up by a Robert Thornton fumble recovery deep in Manchester territory.
That led to a 13-yard touchdown pass from Sammy Caputo to Dylan Norvell.
Later in the half, Laracco Glaze scored on a 26-yard run, and LaGrange had a 14-0 lead.
Also on Friday, Troup and Newnan fought to a 14-14 tie.
Kobe Hudson, who was a dynamic wide receiver the previous two years, played quarterback on Friday, and he had a touchdown run in the first half.
Hudson had another scoring run in the first half called back because of a penalty.
In the second half, Tyson Duncan threw a touchdown pass to Sydney Lawson.
Callaway will play its spring game today.
Callaway and Montgomery-Catholic will play at Jacksonville State at 3:30 p.m.
OF NOTE: For much more on Friday’s spring games, see Monday’s sports section. And for more photos, check out Facebook.com/LDNSports