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Terrors hold off late charge by Mustangs
Gavin Wells
Glynn Academy's Gavin Wells (6) blocks a second-quarter field goal attempt by South Effingham's Tyler Quick on Friday. Aubrey Heath is the holder. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

GUYTON -- Glynn Academy survived a late challenge by South Effingham on Friday to post a 13-9 Region 2-AAAAAA win at The Corral.

After recovering a fumbled punt just inside Terrors territory with 8:41 to go, the Mustangs (2-3, 0-3), trailing 13-7, marched inside the 10 in nine plays before finding themselves in a fourth-and-short situation with 2:39 left. Justin Martell got the call on a running play around the left end on the next snap and was stopped at the 5, just an inch short of gaining a crucial first down with 2:38 left. 

South Effingham didn't let Glynn Academy out of the hole, however, but, instead of punting, the Terrors (3-4, 1-2) took an intentional safety when quarterback Tyler Devlin ran the ball out of the end zone. The resulting free kick return set the Mustangs up at their 39 with 1:16 to go.

The Mustangs advanced to the Terrors 37 before bogging down with a series of incompletions and a penalty for intentional grounding.

South Effingham dominated the game statistically, outgaining the Terrors in total yards 292-137. Seven Mustangs combined to rush for 222 yards on 45 attempts.

The Mustangs got their touchdown on a 48-yard second-quarter run by Martell.

Glynn Academy's lone touchdown came on a five-yard return of a blocked punt early in the first period.

The Terrors' other scores came via field goals of 37 and 48 yards by Kody Arnold.

The only points of the second half came via the safety.