Austin stays undefeated despite late scare
Per the Decatur Daily
Austin fought off a late surge by Gadsden City to grab a Class 7A, Region 4 win, beating the Titans 17-6 at home.
The Black Bears led by 17 for most of the game until Gadsden City scored on a 71-yard touchdown pass on third down and 19 with 6:23 left in the fourth. The Titans then got the ball back and drove to the Austin 2-yard line before a penalty and a failed field goal attempt put the game away.
"We played well all night, but we got tired," Austin coach Jeremy Perkins said. "We have to be able to play all four quarters."Austin's inability to finish drives kept Gadsden City around despite the double-digit deficit.
Austin (4-0, 2-0) drove to the Gadsden City 13-yard line in the third quarter, but quarterback Quincy Crittendon threw an interception in the end zone. That would've given the Black Bears a 24-point lead.
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