Rick Head

Sept. 21, 1956

Bacon Co. 21, Jeff Davis 13

HAZLEHURST — The Red Raiders bounced back from a season opening loss at Waycross to beat Jeff Davis in Week 2 for second-year head coach Ben Park.

Bacon County’s victory started a streak of 11 consecutive wins in the series with the Yellow Jackets.

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Bacon Co. 26, Irwin Co. 7

OCILLA — Coming off a then school-record 58-point performance in a home win over Atkinson County, the Red Raiders rolled over Irwin County in the third game of the season.

Arnold Gutierrez’s troops improved to 2-0-1 with the 19-point victory.

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Bacon Co. 34, Clinch Co. 20

Bacon County returned home after two weeks on the road and got back on the winning track with a win over visiting Clinch County.

The Raiders (2-2) of head coach Jim Fallaw scored more points against the Panthers than they had totalled in the first three games (31).

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Bacon Co. 14, Patterson 14

Bacon County’s first home game of the season ended in a tie with Patterson.

The Red Raiders (2-1-1) of head coach John Deloach had opened the season with road wins at Blackshear and Toombs Central before falling to Appling County.

Quarterback Nicky Sermons led the 239-yard offensive effort of Bacon County finishing with 112 yards on 15 carries and throwing for 24.

A.B. Cook and Randy Taylor were next with 34 and 30 yards respectively. Kim Smiley added 20 yards, Roy Smith netted 15 and Larry Douglas finished with two yards.

Patterson finished with 202 yards rushing and 41 passing.


Clinch Co. 15, Bacon Co. 0

HOMERVILLE — Clinch County took advantage of mistakes and the youth of head Tony Rogdon’s Bacon County squad to post the win.

The Panthers need to go just 26 yards for a first half score punching the ball in with 4:13 left for a 7-0 lead.

Bacon County (0-3) recovered a Clinch County fumble to start the second half at the Panthers’ 21. BCHS returned the favor four plays later on a first-and-goal at the Clinch nine.

The Panthers drove 92 yards for the touchdown and a 13-0 lead. They would get a safety later in the half for the final margin.


Vidalia 36, Bacon Co. 0

VIDALIA — The Indians beat up on a banged up Bacon County squad sending the Red Raiders to a second consecutive loss.

Vidalia running back Ken Middleton rushed for 256 yards on 18 carries and scored three times.

BCHS (1-2) quarterback Heath Vickers completed 10-of-26 passes for 145 yards as head coach John Stephens’ squad abandoned the run.

Scott Hennesy grabbed a team-high four passes for 41 yards. Michael Deen had two receptions for a team-high 63 yards and Neiko Lee caught one pass for 16 yards.


Terrell County 13, Bacon Co. 12

DAWSON — Terrell County escaped with a narrow region win over Bacon County when the Red Raiders’ failed to convert a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter.

The Greenwave did all of their damage during the second period to open up a 13-6 lead over Scott Brown’s squad (0-4).

Down 7-0, the Red Raiders closed the gap to 7-6 on a five-yard run by Sammy Smith. Terrell County punched in one more score just before intermission for a 13-6 advantage.

After getting a defensive stop in the “red zone,” Bacon County went the length of the field and scored on a 55-yard pass play from Reed Burkett to Smith. The Red Raiders went for the win with a two-point conversion, but Smith was stopped just shy of the goal line.