The Holmes County Blue Devils fell to the Cottondale Hornets in high school basketball Monday night with a score of 50-49 and 48-42 at the Holmes County High School.


BONIFAY — The Holmes County Blue Devils fell to the Cottondale Hornets in high school basketball Monday night with a score of 50-49 and 48-42 at the Holmes County High School.



Blue Devils junior varsity team found themselves ahead in the first period with a score of 16-9 until the Cottondale Hornets fought giving them a tied score of 24-24 at the end of the first half.



The Blue Devils took the lead at the end of the third period with a score of 38-29 but the Hornets quickly swarmed in for a final sting that won them the game with a score of 50-49 with only 43 seconds left on the clock.



The Blue Devils’ varsity took the lead, ending the first period with a score of 10-7, but the Hornets were quick to recover and ended the second half with a score of 23-19.



The Blue Devils and Hornets battled it out, meeting stride for stride until the Hornets became relentless, ending the third period with a score of 36-29.



The Blue Devils fought back and regained some of their lost points, however the Hornets proved to be too much as the game ended with a score of 48-42 in favor of the Hornets.



Next the Blue Devils will face off against the Chipley Tigers in an away game at 6:30 p.m. today and will face off against the Mosley Dolphins in an away game at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5.