Harris County 18, Thomas County Central 12: Upstart Tigers shock Yellow Jackets, garner first-ever region title

November 9, 2012 

THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- From 0-4 to Region 1-AAAAA champions.

Harris County shocked No. 4 Thomas County Central 18-12 at the Jackets' Nest on Friday night to win the region title.

With the win, the Tigers (6-4, 5-0) will host the No. 4 seed from Region 4 next Friday in the first round of the state playoffs. Thomas County Central (8-2, 4-1) will host the No. 3 seed.

The Jackets took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on Shaquille Coleman's touchdown run.

Esaias Chapman answered for the Tigers, and Isaac Grimes' PAT gave Harris County a 7-6 lead with less than a minute to play in the first half.

TCC took the lead into intermission as Gavin Wilson hit a field goal for a 9-6 lead.

Grimes gave the lead back to the Tigers with a third-quarter field goal at 10-9.

Wilson answered with a field goal and the Jackets re-took the lead at 12-10 midway through the fourth quarter.

DiQuan Roberts put the Tigers ahead for good with a touchdown with 3:23 left in the game. The Tigers added a 2-point conversion for a 18-12 lead.

Friday at Jackets' Nest

Harris County 0 7 3 8--18

TCC 0 9 0 3--12

Second Quarter

TCC--Shaquille Coleman run (kick failed)

HC--Esaias Chapman run (Isaac Grimes kick)

TCC--Gavin Wilson FG

Third Quarter

HC--Grimes FG, 5:17

Fourth Quarter

TCC--Grimes FG

HC--DiQuan Roberts run (2-pt conversion), 3:23

Records: Harris County 6-4, 5-0 Region 1-AAAAA; TCC 8-2, 4-1. Next: Harris County, home Friday, vs. TBA.

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