Breaking their winning streak, the Hinesville Hurricanes came up 2 points short Saturday against the still undefeated Flying Raiders in Columbia, S.C. The ’Canes fell 10-12 and are now 3-1 in the Southeastern American Football League.
The team did, however, manage to retain its No. 1 spot in the SEAFL southeast conference division with a 3-0 record. The Flying Raiders are No. 1 in the south division (3-0 in the south division and 4-0 overall).
"It was a good game and it went all the way down to the wire," Hurricanes coach James Sharp said.
Sharp said the ’Canes were flagged and missed a field goal attempt with five seconds left in regulation. The kick would have given his squad a one-point victory.
The players have a bye week Saturday because of 4th of July celebrations but the Hurricanes are back in action and on the road in Anderson, S.C., July 11. They’ll take on the second-seeded north division Red Dawgs (2-1, 3-1 overall).
The ’Canes will come home July 18 against the Georgetown Assassins. Game time is 7 p.m. at Long Bell Stadium. Tickets are $6; children under 12 are free. Ticketholders are eligible for raffles at halftime.