Greensboro celebrates in style over Bibb

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 3, 2005

GREENSBORO-The Greensboro Raiders gave their fans exactly what they wanted to see on homecoming with a 14-12 win over the visiting Bibb County Choctaws. The Raiders led the entire game and fought off two late Choctaw surges to preserve the win.

The Raiders got on the board early as Bruce Brown sliced through the Bibb County defense for a 6-yard touchdown run.

Dantrille Lee added the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 7:47 remaining in the first quarter.

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The Raider defense came alive once again as Mike Wiggins hauled in a 39 yard pass from Ivory White to make the score 13-0. The point after was again good and Greensboro had all the points they would need.

The Raiders kept Bibb County out of the endzone until the latter stages of the second quarter. The Choctaws pounded the ball down the field and capped their drive with a 4 yard run by Clay Jones to make the score 14-6. The extra point would fail, which proved to be a huge swing in the game.

The Choctaws appeared as if their offense had found its niche driving 65 yards in commanding fashion on their second possession of the third quarter. The seven-play drive was capped as the Choctaw quarterback went right up the middle for 4 yards to bring the game dangerously close at 14-12. Greensboro turned in their first big defensive stop of the half as they stuffed the Choctaw attempt for two.

Though Greensboro’s scoring was complete their best plays of the game were still to come. With 5:49 to go in the game the Choctaws were knocking at the door. Bibb County drove the ball all the way to the 9-yard line and appeared poised to score…that is until the Raider defense woke up. Greensboro stuffed the Choctaw attack on a huge fourth and one to regain possession.

The Choctaws would knock on the door once more driving to the 13-yard line with 47 seconds remaining in the game. However, the entire Raider defensive line lobbied for Player of the Game honors by applying steady pressure to the Choctaw quarterback and forcing Bibb County to lose yards and possession.

With the win the Raiders even their record to 3-3 and set themselves up for a huge match-up with Demopolis.