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The third time was the charm.
It took a solid 48-minutes of effort for New Albany, but after a heart-breaking game the previous week, the Bulldogs topped rival Pontotoc 11-8.
Eathen Rainey was the star of the game, drilling a 34-yard field goal with four seconds on the game clock.
"You know, I sort of thought that we should take a knee on our last drive, let the clock run out and go into overtime, but the team asked me to take a chance. So we gambled a bit," Head Coach Ron Price said.
With the all-time series between Pontotoc and New Albany tied 40-40-4, the Bulldogs win puts them ahead.
"It's a great thing, this is the first time we have beaten Pontotoc at home for this team," Price said.
The Warriors took the lead, a safety on quarterback Bryce Collins opening up the second quarter for a 2-0 advantage. Later on, Pontotoc Will Ard tossed a 45-yard pass for a touchdown and a 8-0 lead.
Collins and running back Jimmy Baldon had an answer, aided by a sack on the Warriors quarterback and a fumble recovery by Chris Jones.
Two plays later, Baldon was in the endzone and Collins rush for a two-point conversion tied the game at 8.
Which is where it remained until Rainey's game winning goal.
"It feels really good, I just hope the win motivates everyone.." Baldon said.
"We are gonna enjoy this one until Monday afternoon," Price said, "The goal week to week is to improve, and we've done that tonight."
East Union also won, improving their record to 3-0 with a 29-14 victory over Potts Camp.
The Urchins will take next week off, as scheduled opponent TCPS did not field a varsity team this season. East Union hits the field again September 20, Strayhorn.
New Albany also stays at home, hosting Amory.