On a cool fall equinox night, the Holt Ironmen hosted the Bibb County Choctaws.

As the sun began to set and the lights were flashed, the game at Woody-Clements Stadium kicked off.

Bibb’s cornerback Steven Cash returned Holt’s low-and-short kick all the way to Holt’s 21-yard line.

On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback John Downs threw a shuffle pass to Colby Collums for a touchdown to go up 7-0 with 11:31 remaining in the first quarter.

After a quick three-and-out by Holt, Bibb County got the ball and scored on a 25-yard completion from Downs to Dillon Williams to go up 14-0 with 8:18 left in the first quarter.

The Ironmen were either forced to punt or turned the ball over on downs throughout the first half. Quarterback Jordan Driver was sacked multiple times and was heavily pressured by Bibb’s defensive front throughout the game. Driver actually got injured while he was playing defense and later left the stadium.

An impact player for Choctaw’s stifling defense was Bo Burkes. Burkes was repping Tar Heel gloves as he is committed to UNC in hopes to become a walk-on for the football team.

Bibb’s offense, however, scored a touchdown on every drive (besides the last where they ran out the clock) in the first half. Downs threw a touchdown to Jacob Simmons from 32 yards out. Running backs Jaison Taylor and Jordan Goode each had rushing touchdowns from nearly 50 yards out as well in the first half.

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Bibb County had a commanding 35-0 lead at halftime.

Bibb County scored one last touchdown on a Jordan Leverette 21-yard touchdown pass to Courtney Morrow with 2:01 left in the game making the final score 42-0.

Bibb County head coach Matt Geohagan was very proud of his team’s dominant performance.

“Heading into the playoffs there was a question of are we going to get caught looking ahead,” said Geohagan. “I was really proud that our team came very focused and did a good job of attacking from the first play.”

The Holt Ironmen had a few sparks in the second half but could not put any points on the board.

“This team continues to fight through all of the circumstances and I’m very proud of our guys having the right attitude,” said Holt head coach Dustin Hyche.

Bibb County has a week off to prepare for the playoffs while Holt ends the season next weekend at home against Beauregard.

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