By Bruce Bullington and Doug Cockman
greensborosports.com Senior Writers
The legend of Terrance Topps continues to grow for Southeast Guilford. Stricken with the same flu that has spread through the Southeast locker room and sidelined three of his teammates, the Falconsâ€™ â€œMr. Everythingâ€ once again applied some 4th quarter magic, this time with his foot as he kicked a game winning 20 yard field goal with 6 seconds left to lead Southeast Guilford to a dramatic 10-8 win over Northwest Guilford on Friday night.
Miscues by both teams accounted for all the scoring in the first half. With Southeast punting out of their own endzone in the first quarter, a poor snap resulted in a safety and the Vikings lead 2-0. Southeast would get on the board in the second quarter when Northwest running back Sean Plessâ€™ fumbled was recovered and returned 75 yards by the Falconsâ€™ Kenyata Robinson for a touchdown and a 7-2 Southeast lead.
The teams played a field position battle through the end of three periods. At the start of the 4th quarter, Sean Pless broke up the middle for a 40-yard touchdown run to put Northwest up 8-7.
Plessâ€™ 40-yard run touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter looked like it would hold up as Northwest Guilford grabbed an 8-7 lead after a failed 2-point conversion.
Topps had other plans. He drove his team down the field and, with the ball at the Vikings 2-yard line and just 11 seconds left, hit the go-ahead field goal to give the Falcons a 10-8 victory.