HOMER — Banks County jumped out to a 12-0 lead early only to see Dawson County take 21-12 a lead at halftime Friday night. But the Leopards rediscovered their early success and did not allow the Tigers to score in the second half while rallying for a 27-21 victory.
The Tigers scored what they thought to be the winning touchdown with less than 40 seconds remaining just to see it be called back on a holding call.
The Leopards scored first on a pass with 9:28 left in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead.
Banks then made it 12-0 less than four minutes later.
Dawson rallied with three straight touchdowns in the second quarter.
Dawson County’s Andrew Goley scored on a pass from freshman quarterback Coey Watson with 11:20 left before half.
Goley scored his second touchdown at 8:36 from five yards out to give Dawson a 14-12 lead.
Dawson County scored again on a Watson to Nick Murphy 55-yard pass at the 2:04 mark to lead 21-12 at half.
Banks trimmed the lead to 21-19 on a 15-yard run.
The Leopards took the lead on a 45-yard score. Banks added the two-point conversion. The play was set up by a Dawson County interception.