The South Effingham defense was overwhelmed from the first quarter on, having to deal with the running tandem of Davardrion Lipsey and Jaylin Roberson.
After trailing 24-14 at the break, Taylor Jackson scored touchdown runs of four and six yards to aid the Mustangs' second half-comeback.
After recovering an onside kick, the Mustangs had enough time for a tying drive but Jackson, who was under heavy pressure, couldn’t get off an accurate pass at the end.
Now the Mustangs must await their playoff fate as they are done with the regular season at 6-4 overall and 1-3 in Region 2-AAAAA. Their eyes will be on New Hampstead, which plays Statesboro next week.
For the full story, see Wednesday’s edition of the Effingham Herald.