Despite outgaining the Wildcats by almost a 3:1 margin, the Eagles fell to Valdosta by a score of 14-6 in the first region contest of the season.
Early in the second quarter, the Eagles muffed a punt near their own 30 yard line and the ball continued to roll until it crossed the goal line and was fell on by Valdosta for a touchdown. Alex Gelter connected on 2 of 3 field goals for all of Northside's scoring despite entering the red zone on 3 occasions. Both teams committed several procedure penalties that hijacked drives. Here are the scoring plays:
V 2 11:38 Northside muffed a Valdosta punt that rolled into the endzone and was recovered by Valdosta for a TD; Davis Baldwin PAT---NHS 0 VHS 7
N 2 3:21 Alex Gelter 33yd FG --- NHS 3 VHS 7
V 2 0:45 Hunter Holt 1yd TD Run; Baldwin PAT --- NHS 3 VHS 14
N 4 10:22 Gelter 28yd FG --- FINAL SCORE NHS 3 VHS 14
The Eagles host the unbeaten and Number 1 ranked Lee Co Trojans next Friday night at the MAC looking to get back on track in the brutal 1-AAAAAA region race.