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Gators snap 15-game skid in Carolina 1A football play

By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on October 5, 2013 11:31 PM

NEWTON GROVE -- Another streak is over.

Spring Creek ended its 15-game skid in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a come-from-behind, 22-21 victory over Hobbton on Friday evening.

"It was a nail-biter, a fun one to be part of," SC head coach Aaron Sanders said. "The kids were thrilled about it and I'm happy for the kids. It was a well-rounded win. We got a little bit from everybody, and had some kids who stepped up and made some big plays both offensively and defensively."

The Gators tied the game at 14-14 on Tre Hammonds' touchdown run. The defense forced a three-and-out series, but drew a roughing-the-kicker flag and the Wildcats eventually pulled back in front 20-14.

Spring Creek answered with Hammonds' scoring strike to Anthony Russo with less than a minute go. DeVonte Faison hauled in the two-point conversion pass from Hammonds and the Gators held on to beat the Wildcats for the first time since 2005.

Hammonds completed a TD pass to Jordan Hicks in the opening half.

Hobbton led 14-7 after three quarters.

Spring Creek (2-5 overall, 1-1 CC) entertains Princeton on Oct. 18.