Billingsley's Jaytarius Steele and Akron's Jaylon Ruffin fight for a pass.

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Billingsley picks up crucial win

Published 10:46pm Friday, October 19, 2012

The Billingsley Bears clinched a win Friday against the Akron Rams, 18–13, in one of the most pivotal games of the Bears’ season.

Billingsley (5–3 overall, 4–2 region) topped region opponent Akron (4–4, 2–4) on Homecoming.

Kenesha Hopson was crowned Billingsley's Homecoming queen at halftime of Friday's game.

Billingsley’s Terrance Nolen had 23 rushes for 112 yards and all three touchdowns for the Bears.

Thomas Nichols had six carries for 20 yards and completed one pass in four attempts for 14 yards.

Defensively, Matt Prebula had 16 tackles, Luther Tyus had 10 tackles and Nolen had nine tackles.

Torrey Green had a 42-yard interception return. Garrett Price had a 4-yard interception returned.

“We got off to a very slow start,” Billingsley head coach Tyson McLean said. “I thought they played a lot better defensively the second half. It was a big game for us. It’s good to get a win.”

Senior Kenesha Hopson was crowned Billingsley’s 2012 Homecoming Queen at halftime.

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