High School Football

Bluffton comes up short at South Effingham, 23-20

sports@islandpacket.comAugust 31, 2013 

Bluffton traveled to Georgia to play South Effingham on Friday night and came home with its first loss of the season as the Mustangs held off the Bobcats, 23-20.

"It was a good game," Bluffton coach Ken Cribb said. "Their staff did a great job preparing their team. We fought hard for four quarters and came up short."

The Mustangs scored on the opening play on a long double pass and the Bobcats (1-1) played from behind the rest of the night.

Bluffton scored its first points in the second quarter when Gerald Roberson capped a long drive with a short touchdown run to cut the South Effingham lead to 13-6.

Roberson struck again, taking a kickoff back for a score late in the first half to pull Bluffton to within 20-12.

Another Bluffton touchdown pulled the Bobcats to within 23-20 late in the fourth quarter, but on their final drive, an interception sealed the Bobcats' fate.

"We sputtered," Cribb said of the Bobcats offense. "It's been a long night. We made some youthful mistakes and missed on some opportunities."

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