PARKVIEW – 0 – 7 – 0 – 7 – 14
SOUTH GWINNETT 0 – 7 – 0 – 9 – 16
P – Justis Rosser 13 run (Tyler Stephenson kick)
SG – Tyrone Atchison 44 pass from Jordan Ramey (Mattias Yonas kick)
SG – Bernard Morrison 18 pass from Ramey (kick missed)
P – Rosser 11 run (Stephenson kick)
SG – Roberto Lindsay 31 FG
Roberto Lindsay got his redemption.
After badly missing a chip shot field, Lindsay drilled a 31-yard field goal in the waning seconds to give South Gwinnett a thrilling 16-14 win over Parkview. By virtue of the win, South Gwinnett secured the second seed and a home game next week in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
T he odds were not in the sophomore kicker’s favor. The Comets (8-2, 7-1) had made only one field goal all season and had missed an extra point in the fourth quarter. That looked to be costly after Parkview’s Justis Rosser scored his second touchdown of the night on a 11-yard run to give the Panthers a 14-13 lead with 4:36 remaining.
But quarterback Jordan Ramey led the Comets on the game-winning drive, scrambling out of the pocket for 12 and 11-yard gains and completing two passes early in the drive. Facing a third-and-10 at the Parkview 21 with 26 seconds left, the 6-4 senior shook off a defender and ran out of bounds with 18 seconds left. Holder Mason Hart snatched a high snap and Lindsay booted the ball high and true.
Parkview (7-3, 6-2), which had a chance to earn the region title with a win and a Grayson loss, will be a third seed from Region 8.
Rosser was a workhorse in the second half and led all rushers with 94 yards on 20 carries. Ramey was spectacular at times, completing 13 of 23 passes for 183 yards and rushing for 61 yards. Versatile Bernard Morrison had 100 yards receiving, including an 18-yard touchdown, and some big runs for the Comets down the stretch.
After a scoreless first quarter, Parkview took a 7-0 lead when Rosser busted up the middle for a 13-yard score at 4:08 of the second quarter. South Gwinnett immediately answered with an 80-yard scoring drive to tie the score at 7-7. After four Comet runs, Ramey sat back in the pocket and found Tyrone Atchison behind the Parkview defense. Atchison leaped over the defender for the 44-yard touchdown. Neither team was able to generate much offense in the half; Parkview held to 83 total yards, 74 via the ground game, which was without leading rusher Chris Carson, who is out for the season with a broken leg. South Gwinnett finished the half with 68 yards rushing and 67 passing.