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Nash County JV Firebirds win at home
STANHOPE -- This past Saturday, the Nash County Parks & Recreation JV Firebirds took on the Sharpsburg Gators at Firebird Stadium on the campus of Southern Nash High School. 

The Firebirds received the ball first and managed to push the ball down the field, showing signs of life on the offensive side of the ball. 

The drive was ended on the 7-yard line where the Firebirds faced a fourth-and-goal, and the pass was incomplete. 

Sharpsburg took over on the seven but fumbled on the second play, giving the Firebirds the ball on the 21-yard line. 

Alex Corbett received the handoff and ran for an impressive 18-yard gain. 

Hunter Perry then pushed in for the rest picking up the touchdown, making the score 6-0 in Nash County’s favor. 

The Firebirds attempted an onside kick and executed it to perfection, recovering the football on the 48-yard line.

Once again, the ball was given to Corbett,  who again had an outstanding run for 27 yards. 

But after three plays, the Firebirds faced a tough fourth-and-12 situation. 

But Kaleb Dunn rose to the occasion and had a huge run for 14 yards that kept the drive alive. 

On the next play, Corbett punched in the 4- yard touchdown run. 

The extra point was converted through the air from Lorenza Sessoms to Dunn, making the score 14-0. 

The rest of the first half was more of a defensive battle between the two teams and, at the break, the score was 14-0 with the Firebirds leading.

On the opening kickoff of the second half,  Sharpsburg returned it 50 yards for the touchdown, making the score 14-6. 

On the Firebirds next possession, they pushed the ball down the field with Dunn leading the way with a 23-yard run and a 3-yard plunge for the touchdown, making the score 20-6. 

Sharpsburg would take over on the 46-yard line but would not make it very far due to the ferocious defense by the Firebirds with Corey McCalston and La’Calvin Sessoms leading the way. 

The Firebirds would start their next drive on the 29 and, on the fourth play of the drive, Takoda Stinson broke free with outstanding agility for a 45-yard touchdown run. 

The score now stood 26-6 in Nash County’s favor. 

The next Sharpsburg drive was again ended short with an interception by Savior’yan Coley, who took it 30 yards for a touchdown, making the score 32-6. 

The struggling Gators offense again took the field where they fumbled,  and Deonte’ Arrington recovered. 

With just 2:30 left on the clock, the Firebirds would score again due to an impressive 37-yard run by Hunter Perry. 

The extra point was converted on the ground by Thomas Griffen,  making the final score 39-6. 

The next Nash County Parks & Recreation JV Firebird football game will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. at North Edgecombe. The regular season finale will be staged in Leggett.

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