Upson Lee Middle School Head Coach Tim Cook and his Knights football team ended their regular season on Wednesday, defeating Greenville by a score of 32-16.
The victory gave the Knights a 4-2 record during the regular season, which will earn them the No. 3 seed in the Western Division of the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League).
The Eastern Division of the league still has one more week of regular season games, but as it looks now, the Knights will travel to Barnesville to take on Lamar County in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 14. The No. 1 seed from the Western Division is Carver Road, Manchester is the No. 2 seed, while Greenville will be the No. 4 seed.
On Wednesday it was Greenville who came to Matthews Field to take on the Knights, and in the first quarter both teams traded rushing touchdowns.
ULMS scored with 3:17 left in the opening quarter, Demique Colbert scored on a 35-yard TD run. Colbert then punched in the two-point conversion, and ULMS led 8-0.
However, with just 12 seconds left in the first quarter, Greenville broke off a 16-yard touchdown run, and also added a two-point conversion, tying the game up 8-8.
In the second quarter, Upson Lee would add two more touchdowns. Thad Webb broke off a 60-yard touchdown run, and Jackson Maddox ran in the two-point conversion, giving ULMS a 16-8 lead.
With 1:25 left in the first half, Colbert rushed for his second touchdown of the game, this one coming from four yards out. Colbert added the two-point conversion and ULMS led 24-8 at halftime.
In the third quarter both teams failed to score, but early on in the fourth quarter, Webb added his second touchdown of the game, from one yard out. Webb added the two-point conversion, and ULMS led 32-8.
On the ensuing kickoff, Greenville scored on a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. They added a two-point conversion to cut into the Knights lead. However, the Patriots would never get any closer, and the Knights sealed the 32-16 victory.
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