MAYO — Blountstown couldn’t hold a one-point lead at halftime and was held scoreless in the second half of a 16-7 loss to Lafayette on Friday night.
Dylan Lee’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Andrews gave the visiting Tigers a 7-6 lead late in the second quarter. Blountstown’s offense, which was limited to just eight first downs, couldn’t sustain that advantage over the final two quarters.
Lafayette’s Joan Pedro Negete booted a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the host Hornets a 9-7 lead. Blair Marzloff punched the ball into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown with just under 3½ minutes left in the game to seal the outcome.
Blountstown’s starting quarterback, Hunter Jordan, completed 1 of 2 passes for 10 yards and added 13 yards on three carries before injuring his knee on the second drive of the game. Lee came in and fared well, completing 8 of 17 passes for 102 yards, including a 40-yard strike to Andrews.
Blountstown (6-4) amassed just 66 rushing yards on 24 carries. The Tiger defense kept Blountstown in the contest by limiting Lafayette to 130 yards on 44 carries, as well as 75 passing yards.
The runner-up in District 4-1A, Blountstown will travel to play District 3-1A champion Holmes County in Bonifay in the Region 2-1A semifinals next Friday.