It was a classic case of give and take at Lumpkin Road Stadium Friday night. Glenn Hills gave the ball away six times on fumbles in the second half and Butler took a 21-14 victory from its rival.
Early it looked like the Spartans would control things as their defense stopped Butler's opening drive on three plays. Following the punt, Glenn Hills marched 67 yards on a 12-play drive that was capped by quarterback Marcus Walker's 3-yard touchdown run.
On Butler's second possession, quarterback Scott Davis was taken from the field on a stretcher with an apparent neck injury. With backup Sean May at the helm the offense continued to struggle. However, the Bulldog defense stiffened and shut down the Spartans for the rest of the half.
Butler scored its first touchdown of the season with only 33 seconds left in the first half as Chris Sistrunk dove in from the 1-yard line to knot the score at 7-7.
The fumbles began for Glenn Hills with the opening kickoff of the second half. Butler recovered at the Spartan 27 and needed seven plays before Sistrunk again scored from the 1.
Four of the next five Spartan possessions ended with fumbles recovered by Butler. Following the fourth, the Bulldogs went 52 yards in five plays with the score coming on a 24-yard scamper by Grantly Hunter.
With Butler leading 21-7, Glenn Hills tacked on a late touchdown with a one-play, 6-yard drive following a Butler fumble. The score came via the air as Walker found Awtan Pierce in the corner of the end zone.
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