High School Sports

George County overcomes rough start behind Spivery’s big game

George County senior quarterback LaRaymond Spivery
George County senior quarterback LaRaymond Spivery amccoy@sunherald.com

If a squad turns the ball over six times in the first half, chances are that that team is going to lose a football game.

The George County Rebels turned that idea on its head Friday night in a 51-36 win over Greene County in the "Battle for the Bell."

The Rebels overcame a turnover-prone and penalty-laden performance to improve to 2-0 behind another impressive performance by senior quarterback LaRaymond Spivery.

The athletic Spivery completed 24 of 38 passes for four touchdowns and had a pair of interceptions. He also ran for 99 yards and had a rushing score.

Spivery also contributed on special teams with a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Dwan Williams was Spivery's top target with nine catches for 193 yards and a touchdown. Senior Tyrese Fryfogle added five catches for 63 yards and two scores.

"You can't win games consistently turning the ball over," Caldwell said. "You can't do that. I'm proud of the kids. They managed to overcome adversity when things weren't going our way. We reacted well when adversity struck."