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Football: South explodes for 5 second-half TDs against Lithia Springs

After trailing 10-9 at halftime, the War Eagles’ offense exploded for five second-half touchdowns and defeated the Lithia Springs Lions 45-31. Gavin Morris led the way for South with three rushing touchdowns and an interception.

South got their first points of the game after a bad snap by Lithia Springs resulted in a safety. Morris got his first touchdown on the ensuing drive before the Lions took the lead with a field goal and touchdown late in the half.

Morris got his second rushing touchdown early in the second half, and Justin Tyre converted the two-point conversion to give South a seven-point lead.

Morris scored his third rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, which kickstarted the offense output for both teams. 

After the Lions scored a touchdown on the following possession, Jyi’qez Green scored on a 55-yard run that made it a 31-17 game. The Lions scored again before Chris Nelson caught a touchdown from Ty Watkins, which was the War Eagles’ first touchdown through the air. Blaylen Lomax ran in a touchdown to put the game away for South. 

Lithia Springs scored another touchdown before time ran out.

The War Eagles [4-1, 1-0 Region 6-7A] have won four straight games and will host West Forsyth Oct. 8