SPORTS UPDATE: Godby High School wins District title with win over Rival Rickards

By: Larry Mitchell

October 23, 2017

            Godby Cougars Spook the Rickards Raiders 21-6, as Friday the 13th was the night the next chapter of the 60 year rivalry was written.

Both teams came into the game undefeated, and the winner would of course take home bragging rights, most importantly take home the district title. “This is the biggest game between the schools since 2013.” Said Robert McKay, the running backs coach for the Godby Cougars.

The game was a defensive battle, as 10 total points were scored in the first half. In the second half, the running of Tony Street would prove too much for the Raiders as 58, of his 107 rushing yards would come on one run in the fourth quarter to eventually be the deciding play of the game.

The Cougar defense did an excellent job of stalling a high powered Rickards offense. The unit was led by Tarian Lee Jr, as he play like an absolute mad man as he would finish with 6 solo tackles, 8 total tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 1 interception with a 1 minute left of the clock, talk about a performance!

People who have been tied to the game, or the two schools know that the rivalry goes deeper than just the games itself.  The Southside of Tallahassee was rocking as over 5,000 people filled Gene Cox Stadium, and didn’t not stop people from standing by the gate one the stands were full.

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