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|Jena upends Vidalia|
Jena High head coach Bernie Cooley picked up his first win against his former head coach as Jena High defeated Vidalia 28-14 in Jena Friday.
"I'm 1-1 against Coach Faircloth now," said Cooley, who played at Vidalia in the mid-1980s. "It feels good to get that win. Anytime you beat Vidalia you have a tremendous effort. They always have a fantastic team and always play hard against Jena."
Following a Michael Thompson interception on Jena's first possession, Vidalia moved down to the Giant 21-yard line where they were stoppe on fourth-and-six.
Jena moved the ball down the field behind the running of junior back Eric Bowens, who finished with 221 yards on 25 carries. Bowen carried the final seven yards on the second quarter to put the Giants up 7-0 following the kick by David Suarez.
Vidalia's Marvin Payne recovered a Jena fumble at the Giant 47 later in the period.
The Vikings moved to the Jena 32-yard line where Jena stopped Vidalia on fourth-and-one.
Two plays later, Bowens broke loose on a 66-yard TD run and the Giants led 14-0 with 6:09 remaining in the first half.
"That was a big deal right there," Cooley said. "That changed the momentum from them to us. It was one of the key parts of the game."
Jena added to its lead with 2:04 remaining in the first half as quarterback Newt Ashley scored on a 1-yard run following a 49-yard run by Bowens. Ashley replaced junior Beau Jones, who tore his ACL against Block and is out for the season.
Jena wasted little time adding to its lead to start the second half as Bowens, who had 150 yards rushing in the first half, scored from 11 yards out with 9:13 remaining in the third quarter.
Vidalia would then come to life as Vines completed a swing pass to Michael Thompson who went 56 yards for the score. Kevin Johnson ran in the conversion to pull Vidalia within 28-8.
Late in the third quarter, Jena fumbled and Vidalia recovered. On their first play they completed a 56 yard pass for a touchdown.
Vidalia recovered an onsides kick, but turned the ball over at the Jena 25. Payne then recovered his second fumble at the Jena 29. A 7-yard pass from Caleb Vines to Tri McCoy and two runs by Kevin Johnson put the Vikings on the scoreboard as Vidalia trailed 28-14 with 9:13 remaining.
Thompson had a chance to return a pass for a touchdown with just under a minute remaining when he stepped in front of the Jena receiver on the sidelines near midfield on fourth down, but was unable to hang on. Vidalia was unable to move the ball in the final minutes.
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