As of Saturday, August 18, 2012
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ASHFORD, Ala. — Southwest Georgia Academy's football season started with a rollercoaster ride in the final minutes as the Warriors stormed back to take the lead in the fourth quarter and then lost to Ashford Academy, 27-25, on a last-second 34-yard field goal.
Will Warren scored on a 10-yard run with a little more than three minutes left in the game to give SGA a 25-24 lead.
Warren also scored on a 5-yard run, and Cabe Rathel scored on a 10-yard run to give SGA a 13-12 halftime lead, but Ashford came back and took a 25-13 lead with seven minutes left in the game.
Clay Bell then connected with Corey Smith on a 35-yard TD pass and then Bell intercepted a pass with about a little more than four minutes left to give the Warriors a chance to take the lead. They did on Warren's second TD run, but Ashford pulled out the win — after spiking the ball to stop the clock with seconds left — on a field goal as time expired.
Attempts to reach SGA coach David Bell after the game were unsuccessful.
SGA (0-1) will next be at home Friday against Deerfield-Windsor, which will open its season in Damascus.