Earlier this evening, the JV Dragons hosted the JV Indians of Lumpkin County in the North Ga JV Championship game. Pickens came into the ball game 6-0 & looking to end the season with a championship win.
Lumpkin won the toss & elected to differ to the 2nd half giving Pickens first crack at points. Points came early for the Dragons as Josh Cain took the opening kickoff to the house. The two-point try was successful and Pickens took the early 8-0 lead with 9:46 left in the opening quarter. At the 4:38 mark, Jacob Brumby connected with Elijah Lawson from 26-yds out & after the two-point conversion, the Dragons held a 16-0 lead.
Just 1:01 later, Kelton Gilbert got in from a yard out. The two-point try was good adding to the lead for Pickens 24-0 with 3:37 left in the 1st quarter. Lumpkin found the end zone after a 65-yd run. The two-point try was unsuccessful making it 24-6 Dragons with 3:30 to go in the 1st quarter. Gilbert again found the end zone, this time from 6-yds out. The two-point try was good and at the end of the 1st quarter, Pickens held a 32-6 advantage. Only one score took place in the 2nd quarter as Gilbert took it in for a 3rd time. Dragons led at halftime, 38-6.
In the 3rd quarter, both offenses went back and forth as Lumpkin got things started with a 75-yd screen play that resulted in a touchdown. The two-point try was no good and made it 38-12 Pickens with 8:21 left in the 3rd. A 23-yd run by Trevon Hawkins gave the Dragons a 44-12 lead with 6:48 still left in the 3rd. The Indians scored on a 1-yd run to make it 44-18 as we headed to the 4th.
At the 9:47 mark in the 4th, Lumpkin found pay dirt from 27-yds out & converted the two-point try to make it 44-26 Dragons. Hawkins scored from 18-yds out for his 2nd td at the 7:57 mark giving Pickens a 50-26 lead. The 50-26 score ended up being the final score as the JV Dragons took home the North Ga JV Championship after finishing the season 7-0.