The Eye of the storm was hopping with a strong crowd ready to watch the Hurricanes take care of business and see the presentation of the homecoming court. Baldwin County came to take care of business themselves and that is what they started doing from the beginning.
Baldwin County put a quick 14 points on the board driving down the field with some strong running and a little bit through the air as well. Chase Overstreet had a big run of 39 yards dragging defenders to setup a couple more plays to get Baldwin County their second score.
Bryant did not seem to wake up before halftime and went into the locker room with a 21-0 deficient waiting on them when they came back out to play. The Hurricanes have been a second half team this year and they would show that coming out of the locker room playing strong with four 1st downs on their initial 3rd Quarter drive and a big pass play from Ry’Jai Bowie to Wesley Lewis for 27 yards that would put them in the red zone. Some negative runs and an incomplete pass close to the goal line would turn the ball over on downs, but on their next possession Bowie would hit Wesley Lewis again for 25 yards to put them inside the 10. Bowie then would punch it in for Bryant’s first score to make it 21-7.
Baldwin County would turn up the jets on offense and defense scoring quick to make it 28-7, forcing Bryant on a 3 and out and then scoring quickly again on a 45 yard screen pass from Overstreet to KJ Thomas.
Bryant would drive it back down late in the 4th Quarter on an 85 yard drive that would end with Bowie diving for a TD, but it was too little too late and Baldwin County would come out victorious over the Hurricanes on their homecoming night 35-14.
— Star of the game: Chase Overstreet that racked up 215 yards passing and 39 yards rushing on 2 carries with 4 passing TDs.
— Play of the game: With Baldwin County already leading 28-7 they sealed the deal with a 45 yard TD pass from Chase Overstreet to KJ Thomas
— Key Sequence: Bryant’s 1st possession after half driving down field seemed to be the turning point in the game but the Baldwin County defense stopped Bryant at the 12 and turned the ball over on downs.
— Stat Sheet: Both teams were fairly even on total yards with Bryant at 320 and Baldwin County with 359.
— By the Numbers: Baldwin County had 14 separate players record tackles to Bryant’s 10. Though the rushing yards were very similar, Bryant with 131 and Baldwin County with 144, Baldwin County would average 9.4 yards per rush to Bryant’s 3.6. Baldwin County would also win the passing average with 16.5 yards per pass to Bryant’s 11.
— Next Week: Bryant faces McGill-Toolen and Baldwin County faces Robertsdale
More pictures from the game and Homecoming Friday festivities: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.873767566058230.1073741867.122013107900350&type=1&l=d848acb897