Atlanta Comes From Behind To Roll Tatum
ATLANTA -- Quarterback Layton Henson had a big third quarter and Atlanta followed his lead in a 53-35 non-district win Friday against Tatum.
Henson threw touchdown passes of 46 and 29 yards and then ran in from 27 yards as part of a 28-point frame, which erased a 21-12 deficit early in the third period.
Tatum (4-2) led 14-12 at the break.
Jawan King also got on the board in the third quarter for the Rabbits (4-1) and gave the team a 40-21 advantage.
Running back LeMarcus Harmon and defensive back Jordan Smith made it interesting for Tatum in the final period. Harmon scored from 12 yards out and Smith recorded a 45-yard pick six to make it a 40-35 game with 10 minutes to play.
But Kelton Young scored from beyond midfield to salt the game away on his second score and Dontay Casey got in from 11 yards after a stalled drive from Tatum in the final minutes.
Both teams begin district play next week.
Atlanta will face Pittsburg in District 7-4A Division II competition. Tatum travels to Diboll in the adjacent District 8-4A Division II.