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Durant tops Oak Ridge in back-and-forth game



— In a back-and-forth game filled with big plays, Durant made one more big play than Orlando Oak Ridge to come away with the victory.

Durant was leading 12-6 with less than 30 seconds to go in the first half and had the ball on the Oak Ridge 5-yard line. Durant threw an interception on the goal line, and it was returned 100 yards to put Oak Ridge up 14-12 at the half.

Durant responded in the second half by forcing a safety on the first play from scrimmage. The Cougars followed it up by blocking a punt that was recovered in the end zone by Garrett Waits to put Durant up 21-14.

Oak Ridge came back with an 80-yard drive to tie it and then picked off another Durant pass to set up a field goal to take a 24-21 lead with six minutes to play.

Durant put together its third drive of at least 10 plays and Chris Atkins scored the winning touchdown on a 38-yard run with less than 1:30 to play.

Oak Ridge 0 14 0 10 — 24

Durant 6 6 9 7 — 28

D-Davis 6 run (kick failed)

OR-2 yard QB sneak

D-Rentz 8 pass from Davis (kick failed)

OR-Burch 100 interception return (conversion good)


D-Waits recovered blocked punt (Wells kick)

OR-Cosby 5 run (kick good)

OR-FG 25

D-Atkins 38 run (Wells kick)

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