The Patriots rallied to an exciting come from behind win with a 35-34 win over Woodland-Cartersville.
PC played the spoiler for another homecoming as they rallied from a three-touchdown
deficit to win. It was a slow start for the Patriots, as Woodland had a great offensive plan,
that kept the Patriots offense off the field. Woodland started off the scoring with a quick
30-yard touchdown strike to take a 7-0 lead. PC responded with a five-yard
touchdown pass from Brantley Mauldin (30/46 348 yards 4 touchdowns) to Tyron
Summerour (5 catches 89 yards 1 touchdown). Woodland recovered two onside kicks in
the first half, which gave them two extra possessions. Woodland’s rushing offense scored
two touchdowns, and smartly kept the PC offense off the field. They scored on
touchdowns of nine and eight yards and built up a 21-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Once again in the second quarter, the Woodland Wildcats offense slowly drove down the
field, keeping the PC offense on the bench. They finally scored a five-yard rushing
touchdown and they were up 28-7. It looked to be a nightmarish game for the Patriots.
Fortunately, the Patriots scored a two-yard rushing touchdown by Smael Mondon
(4 carries 40 yards 1 touchdown). Woodland held a halftime lead of 28-14.
After the half, the Patriots scored on a 9-yard touchdown to Jacorian Boykin
(A school record 13 catches 101 yards three touchdowns). The defense in the second
half, looked like a different unit. They only gave up one second half touchdown,
a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Licquanta Carter
blocked the extra point, which proved to be a key play in the game, and would come back
to haunt the Wildcats. PC dominated the fourth quarter, as they scored on touchdowns of
four and eight yards to Jacorian Boykin. Matthew Frey made the extra point that gave PC
the lead with just seconds left. This is the second week where the Patriots have scored to
win, with just seconds left. Jason Ledford (7 catches 119 yards) also had a huge game for
PC with several important catches and he proved very tough to tackle.
Other standout players for Paulding County were Smael Mondon (Running Back and
Strong Safety), Nehemiah Bing (Left Tackle), Damon Stamper (Right Guard), and Mahleek
Melton (Linebacker). PC’s record now stands at 3-4 (3-2 in the region). The Patriots will
play the homecoming game in two weeks against Cass.
Players of the week:
Offense: Nehemiah Bing (Left Tackle)
Defense: Mahleek Melton (Linebacker)
Special Teams: Lorenzo Euline