The Red Dawgs couldn’t escape the category five storm the Hinesville Hurricanes brought to Anderson, S.C., on Saturday. The ’Canes took a one-point lead to win their second away game, 14-13.
The Dawgs and the ’Canes fought furiously but closed the first quarter scoreless.
In the second quarter Hurricanes player Charles Crossley intercepted the ball for a 40-yard touchdown run. Cedric Williams followed up with a two-point conversion.
The Dawgs struck two minutes later, getting their first touchdown for an 8-7 half time score.
The ’Canes opened the third quarter with another Crossley interception but they were unable to capitalize on the opportunity and gave the ball back to the Red Dawgs on downs.
The game came down to the fourth quarter when ’Canes linebacker Jamie Sharp III recovered a fumble and the Hurricane offense scored a touchdown with a 30-yard run from Kenneth Badger. The Red Dawg defense blocked the two-point conversion making it 14-6.
The Red Dawgs followed up with a touchdown of their own. Trailing by one, the Red Dawgs had one last opportunity to score but the Hurricanes stopped them and took over possession of the ball with 1:05 left on the clock. The ’Canes controlled the clock to win 14-13.
The Hurricanes improved their record to 4-1 and took over first place in the division and third in the league. They play the Low Country Assassins at home at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The game is at Long Bell Stadium at Liberty Independent Troop Park, behind the National Guard Armory on Highway 84 in Hinesville. The ’Canes will give a prize away during half-time. Admissions is $6 for adults and children under 12 free. Only ticket holder are eligible for giveaway prizes. Additional prize tickets are $2 each.