Shaquille Speights scored his fourth touchdown Friday with five seconds remaining, pushing Jefferson (5-4, 4-2) to an emotional comeback win, 35-31 over Strawberry Crest (3-6, 1-5).
The Dragons overcame a pesky Chargers squad, but a looming FHSAA ruling that could result in three forfeited wins awaits.
“We knew going into the game that we were set up for an upset,” Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle said. “As much as you try to avoid it, there we were. Staring at it right in our faces.”
Strawberry Crest took a 31-28 lead with less than two minutes left. Dragons quarterback Deiondre Porter ran for 45 yards on the deciding drive and his toss to Speights sealed it. The senior tailback rushed for three other scores.
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