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Last-second field goal lifts Taylorsville over Bay Springs

Taylorsville defeated Bay Springs 42-40 on Kenner Todd's game-winning 37-yard field goal. Courtesy: WDAM Taylorsville defeated Bay Springs 42-40 on Kenner Todd's game-winning 37-yard field goal. Courtesy: WDAM
BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) -

Taylorsville and Bay Springs certainly upstaged the NFL's Thursday night football, as the two high schools battled in one of the more memorable editions to this storied Mississippi rivalry.

Taylorsville junior Kenner Todd kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tartars to a 42-40 road win over Bay Springs.

"When I put [Todd] in the game, I felt like we had a chance to make it," said Taylorsville head coach Chuck Robertson. "I felt like we had a better chance to make it than not make it. He works his butt off. It couldn't have happened to a better kid. He struggled a little bit this year but he's put in the time and effort to make that kick."

Taylorsville received the ball with two minutes left to play, trailing the Bulldogs 40-39 before Todd booted the game-winner.

Bay Springs scored back-to-back touchdowns to take the late lead after the Tartars led 39-26 with just a little over nine minutes left in the game.

Bulldog junior Jamarious Hosey's rushing touchdown with less than three minutes to play cut the Taylorsville lead to 39-34 with a two-point conversion. Bay Springs would then recover the ensuing onside kick before Adrian Cole found Jatron Thigpen for a 50-yard go-ahead touchdown strike.

"We actually pulled out in front on a couple touchdowns [but] they came back," Robertson said. "They're very well coached."

With the region 5-2A win over Bay Springs, Robertson has led the Tartars to a 6-1 record in just his second season at the helm after Taylorsville finished 4-7 in 2016.

Robertson referenced the rivalry with Bay Springs, region implications and bouncing back from last week's 26-7 loss to Perry Central as reasons why Thursday's win was vital fo rthe Tartars.

"Especially for a young team that we are, this can give us all the confidence in the world," Robertson said. "Especially after Perry Central beat us like they did last week, we really needed this win for our kids and going forward. It's going to be really benefical for us."

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