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It was a tale of two half for the Central High Hawks last Friday night in Talbotton as the team fell behind to the Greenville High Patriots to battle back, but could not overcome the Greenville deficit and were defeated by a score of 36-20.

The Patriots dominated the first half of play scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter and two in the second to take a 28-0 half time lead.

The Patriots scored on the opening kickoff of the third quarter and the Hawks were facing a large 36-0 deficit.

The Hawks came to life in the third quarter and began to cut into the Patriot lead.

The Hawks' first touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Antavian Patrick with 6:33 left to go in the third quarter. Patrick set up the run with a 32-yard pass to Djimon Edge that put the football on the Greenville 1-yard line. The Hawks converted on a two-point conversion and had cut the Greenville lead to 36-8.

The Hawks put together another strong drive on their next offensive possession and hit pay dirt again when Patrick connected with Edge again on a 38-yard pass. The Hawks didn't convert the extra point attempt, but Greenville's lead had been cut to 36-14.

The Hawks put together another good drive on the next possession and this time capped the drive with a 5-yard run by Patrick. Again, the conversion failed, but the Hawks had cut the Patriot lead to 36-20 with 2:59 left to play in the game.

The Hawks fall to 3-6 on the season with the loss.

The game was closer than the score indicates, with both teams ending the night with over 300 yards of offense.

The Hawks had nine first downs on the night and Greenville had six. The Hawks were flagged seven times for 45 yards and Greenville was flagged five times for 55 yards.

The Hawks will host Region 4-A leader Marion County Friday night in Talbotton. Kickoff time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Please come out and support the Hawks.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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