Banks County’s balanced offensive attack was too much for East Jackson to handle as the Leopards routed the Eagles 41-14 on Friday behind 447 yard of total offense to the Eagles’ 270.
Griffen Goodwin completed 13 of his 18 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns while running back Clayton Dykehouse rushed 12 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
“Our game plan was to come out and have a balanced attack,” Goodwin said. “The running game opened up our passing game tonight and that put us in a great position to win. Credit our offensive line tonight. They did a great job of blocking and hitting all of their assignments.”
Wide receiver Zez Steeple caught both of Goodwin’s touchdowns and hauled in a total of six passes total for 80 yards.
As a team the Leopards rushed for 246 yards, a season high, which made Banks County head coach Biff Parson very pleased.
“For the last two weeks we have struggled to run the football,” Parson said. The offensive line was really in sync tonight and did a great job for us. Goodwin has really showed his leadership tonight. He does a great job of running our offense and getting us into the right plays and I can’t be more proud of him.”