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Josey 8 0 0 0 – 8
Hephzibah 0 16 6 2 – 24
J–Juwan Tolbert 15 run (Naquan Anthony 2-point conversion good), 5:05
H–Daryl Hammond 4 fumble recovery (Chris Hall 2-point conversion good), 4:13
H–Hall 34 pass to Darrell Baker (Wallace Curtis 2-point conversion good), 1:08
H–Hall 50 pass to Baker (PAT failed), 1:25
H–JayQuan Lewis tackles Ennashia Gardner for a safety, 5:56
RUSHING–Josey: Wallace Curtis 18-97. Quintae Brown 15-88. Hephzibah: Naquan Anthony 11-59. Juwan Tolbert 8-48.
PASSING–Josey: Chris Hall 5-12, 109 yards. Hephizbah: Juwan Tolbert 9-18, 123 yards.
RECEIVING–Josey: Darrell Baker 2-84. Hephzibah: Ennashia Gardner 10-80.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Trailing 8-0 in the second quarter, Hephzibah linebacker Daryl Hammond recovered a Josey fumble and ran it back for a touchdown.
STAR OF THE GAME: Hephzibah wide receiver Darrell Baker caught a pair of TDs, leading the Rebels to their first victory since Nov. 4, 2011.
WHY HEPHZIBAH WON: It outscored Josey 22-0 during a 17-minute stretch between the second and third quarters.
WHY JOSEY LOST: It had 13 penalties accounting for 85 yards.
QUOTABLE: “We know we struggled last season, but this was the best summer we’ve had in a long time,” Hephzibah head coach John Bowen said. “Look, we still have a long way to go but I couldn’t be more proud of this group of kids. We played exactly the way I hoped we would tonight.”
NEXT: Glenn Hills at Josey, Friday; Burke County at Hephzibah, Friday.
– Doug Stutsman, correspondent