Madison County held an impromptu post-game pep rally on the field Friday, with band music, dancing, laughter, hugs, high fives and victory howls.
Only moments earlier, such a scene hardly seemed possible. The Red Raiders were down by two touchdowns late. And Rockdale County appeared poised to hand Madison County a tough home loss.
But the Red Raiders fought back from a 21-7 fourth quarter deficit to down the visiting Bulldogs from Conyers 22-21 in dramatic fashion.
With just five seconds on the clock and Madison County facing fourth and 11 at Rockdale’s 18, Alex Jordan eluded pass rushers and lofted a pass to Trae Burton for the game-winning score. The Madison County sidelines and stands went wild. Joey Sandres then put the game-winning extra point after through the uprights to secure the win.
Xavier Duncan (#21), Andrew Lindsey (#11) and Bryson Barton (#34) celebrate after Madison County’s game-winning touchdown Friday night against Rockdale County.
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