Pick-six ends Billingsley’s hopes
Billingsley fell at Linden on Friday, though the 25-6 final score could be considered deceiving.
The visiting Bears were within two scores of Linden, at 19-6, and had the ball inside the hosts’ 10-yard line with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game.
Instead of a score to cut the deficit to seven points or less, an interception returned for a touchdown put the non-region game away for the Patriots (5-2 overall, 3-1 region).
D.J. Dunnigan rushed 24 times for 145 yards and Billingsley’s only touchdown.
James Woods was 5-for-11 passing for 108 yards for BHS and rushed nine times for 74 yards.
Javon Brown added 29 rushing yards on four carries.
Tommy Williams caught three passes for 65 yards, and Larry Starks caught one pass for 40 yards.