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Powell Leads Game-Winning Drive As Brevard Tops Franklin


Last updated 3/22/2021 at 12:52pm

Garrett Swicegood finished Friday's game with 139 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including a 52-yard TD run on the Blue Devils' second play of the game. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

In what was as thrilling a game as fans are likely to see, the Brevard Blue Devils drove 77 yards in just over three minutes before scoring the game-winning touchdown with 23 seconds left to defeat the Franklin Panthers 35-29 on Friday night.

Twice, both in the first and second half, Brevard led by two touchdowns, and twice, Franklin came back to the take the lead, going up 29-28 with just under 4:00 left in the game.

But the Blue Devil offense came alive, as Joe Powell connected on a series of big completions, including the game-winning TD pass to Kyle Lovett.

After the victory, Brevard...

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