Swainsboro received the opening kickoff. On its third play of the game the Tigers scored on a 73-yard pass from DeMello Jones to Jordan Williams. The next two possessions for both teams resulted in 3 plays and a punt. Near the end of the first quarter the scoreboard malfunctioned and was not operational for the remainder of the game.
Bleckley punted to Swainsboro to start the second quarter. The Tigers started on their 12-yard line. Swainsboro controlled the ball and the clock (the time) most of the second quarter culminating in a 9-yard touchdown run by Jordon Williams. The extra point was good. Swainsboro 7 Bleckley 0.
Bleckley received the ball after the kickoff on the 50-yard line with about 2-3 minutes left in the half. Bleckley moved down field on two pass completions, then scored on a 34-yard touchdown pass from #14 Everett to #9 M Brown with about 45 seconds left in the half. Swainsboro 14 Bleckley 7
The second half started with Bleckley receiving the kickoff and running 3 plays then punting. Swainsboro received the ball and drove to the 32-yard line. On fourth down the Tiger went for it but threw an incomplete pass. Bleckley took over the ball, drove down the field and scored on a 23-yard touchdown pass from #14 Everett to #19 Newson with about 3 minutes left in third quarter. The extra point was good, making the score 14-14.
Swainsboro received the ball, runs 5 plays then punts. Bleckley got the ball on their 11-yard line. On the first play #1 Stanley breaks an 80-yard run to get down to the Tigers 10-yard line. A penalty backs it up to the 25-yard line as the third quarter ended. The fourth quarter begins with Bleckley running 4 plays, then turning the ball over on downs after two incomplete passes on 3rd and 4th down.
Swainsboro takes over and on third down DeMello Jones breaks a 70-yard run. Qin Brown scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with about 8 minutes left in the game. The extra point was no good. Swainsboro 20 Bleckley 14.
The Tigers were called for a targeting penalty on the kickoff. Bleckley took over the ball at the 50-yard line. Bleckley ran three plays but could not get a first down. They punted the ball back to Tigers with less than 7 minutes to play. The Tigers ran four plays, but a holding penalty backed them up and they had to punt the ball back to Bleckley with less than three minutes to play. Bleckley started on their 40-yard line and quickly moved down the field to the Tiger 7-yard line. The Tigers held Bleckley to a 4th down at the seven-yard line with less than a minute to play.
Bleckley got a first down and a penalty by the Tigers made it first down from the 2-yard line with about 32 seconds left. QB Everett ran in for a touchdown. The extra point was good, and Bleckley lead 21-20 with about 23 seconds left. The Tigers received the kickoff but could not move.
Final Score 21-20.
Bleckley won the game, the region championship and #1 seed for playoff. Swainsboro has one game remaining at home against Dublin to decide the two and three playoff seed.
Unofficial game statistics
Swainsboro: Jones– 1-4- 73 yards 1 touchdown
Bleckley: Everett—– 14-21-166 yards 2 touchdowns
Bleckley: #1 Stanley 159 yards #14 Everett 1 TD
Swainsboro: #1 Jones 177 yards #5 Williams 1 td #11 Brown 1 TD
Bleckley: #19 Newson 1 TD #9 Brown 1 TD
Swainsboro: Williams 1 TD