Bears dominate fourth quarter to earn winBy Staff Reports Published 12:28am Saturday, September 21, 2013
Though the Bears had to come from behind, Billingsley picked up a 42-20 region win over Sunshine on Friday.
Homestanding Billingsley trailed 14-0 with about 10 minutes on the clock in the second quarter.
The Bears finally lit up the scoreboard, with less than a minute remaining on the clock in the second quarter, on a 25-yard pass from Thomas Nichols to Jaytarius Steele. Rashaud Caver ran in the 2-point conversion.
The BHS defense forced a turnover on downs on Sunshine’s first possession of the second half, and then Steele returned the punt 35 yards for a touchdown.
Nichols passed to Tommy Williams for two to make it 16-14, but Sunshine took the lead once again and led 21-16 after three quarters on play.
It was all Billingsley in the fourth and final period, as the Bears scored on a nine-yard run by Terrance Nolen, an eight-yard run by Nichols, a five-yard run by Caver and a one-yard run by Nichols.
Nolen finished with 12 rushed for 132 yards.
Nichols added 40 yards on nine carries, and Caver had 41 yards on six carries.
Nichols completed three passes in eight attempts for 32 yards.
Abram Dudley paced the Billingsley defense with 10 tackles.
Caver had seven tackles, and Denzell Callens, Keyjuan Goodson and Steele all had interceptions. Callens also recovered a fumble.