The North Springs Spartans won an exciting game tonight, October 10th 2014, over their biggest rival, the Riverwood Raiders with a final score of 24-17. This was North Springs’ first win in a while, so fans and players were ready for a win. The Spartan defense held the Raiders to 17 points, and held the team long enough in the game for the offense to strike. The Spartans were down 17-14 with under two minutes left and they got into prime position to score after a long pass from the quarterback to wide receiver senior Tyler Reid. This set up North Springs to score, and with around a minute left in the game, the Spartans set up for a medium-length field goal and it went straight through the uprights. Fans went crazy, with people throwing baby powder and seniors leading cheers that haven’t been sung at North Springs in years.
After all the excitement, the Raiders got the ball back with around a minute left. They quickly fumbled the ball to the stout Spartan defense on then 15 yard line and the Spartans were poised to score. Within the first few downs, North Springs ran in for a touchdown. The crowd went wild. The crowd felt, “Electric. We really felt like part of the team on the sidelines,” commented Danielle Dinberg a junior at North Springs.
With victory all but certain, the defense stopped the Riverwood offense again, with a nice interception. This sealed the deal. Spartan fans lined the sidelines to rush the field, but the practice is heavily discouraged by the Georgia High School Sports Association so it was not allowed.
All around, it was a great night for Spartan sports. The night’s theme was a pink out in honor of breast cancer awareness, and most of the crowd dressed in theme. Next week, the Spartans (1-5) take on Cambridge High School (4-2) at Cambridge.