Yellow Jackets hold on for win over Seahawks

Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 05:19 PM.

South Walton finally got on the board with 2:40 left in the quarter on a 10-yard run by Brandon Whalen. Vernon responded with a 14-play possession before the Seahawks Drew Pfeiffer intercepted a pass at the 10. Ten plays later, South Walton was in the end zone on a 2-yard run by Whalen.

The Seahawks scored one last time on a 75-yard strike from sophomore quarterback Jonathon Ortner to Bishop Waldrop. Joe Ledo-Massy kicked the point and it was 21-19 with 2 minutes to play.

South Walton got the ball back one final time, but couldn’t produce a miracle finish.

“I thought early on we threw and caught the ball well,” Vernon coach Ryan Boyd said. “We had good protection. But in the fourth quarter we turned the ball over late,” which hurt us, he said.

“We’ve got some work to do up front.”

Vernon travels to Chipley next week while South Walton will host Baker.

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