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