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Riverside Military Academy loses second-round thriller to Fellowship Christian in state football playoffs
Paladins score on back-to-back drives in final minutes to deny Eagles a trip to Class A Private quarterfinal
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The Lakeview Academy defense bottles up Riverside Military Academy running back Dylan Parr Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, for no gain during the first half of their game at Jock Horner Field. - photo by Scott Rogers

Senior quarterback Isaac Teasley threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns and added another score on the ground, but the No. 23-seeded Eagles (6-6) ultimately fell short of a first-ever GHSA quarterfinal appearance with a 35-28 loss to No. 7 seed Fellowship Christian on Friday night in Roswell.

Riverside Military led 21-14 at the half and carried that lead into the final period before a shootout ensued. Teasley, who put the Eagles on the board with a deep strike to Jashod Dabney in the first period, put Riverside Military ahead 28-21 with 4:51 to play on a 55-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Nash.

Fellowship Christian’s Cameron Gill had touchdown receptions of 91 and 55 yards on back-to-back drives inside the final five minutes of regulation to grant the No. 7 seeded Paladins passage to Savannah, where they’ll face Savannah Christian.

Also for Riverside Military, senior running back Jordan Battles rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown. Eagles senior linebacker Harry Kim led the defense with 20 total tackles (three for loss).

Compiled Sarah Woodall

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