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Parkwood Outlasts Piedmont, 22-21, Thanks to Play from Special Teams

By Tim Winters , 09/19/21, 9:30PM EDT

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Parkwood defeated Piedmont, 22-21, in a game primarily decided by special teams' play.

It was Parkwood's first game since August 20, the Wolf Pack squad sidelined for three weeks due to Covid and contact tracing restrictions. 

The time off had little impact on Parkwood's special teams play that produced the game's first touchdown (senior Isaiah Mobley's kickoff return) and the game's final and winning score, senior Kamran Adams (six-foot-one and 210-pounds) block punt for a safety.

Piedmont overcame a 20-7 halftime score led by an offensive line that dominated the third quarter, opening the way for junior Layton Duke (six-foot and 175-pounds) and senior Evan Sawyer (five-foot-eleven and 170-pounds). The two running backs led a ground game that dominated possession throughout the quarter, producing two touchdowns that erased the Panther deficit giving the home team their first lead of the game late in the third quarter.

Piedmont had an opportunity to win, but a missed field goal ended their night in the game's final seconds.

Parkwood (1-1) plays their first home game on Friday vs. Buford (SC), and Piedmont (2-3) has a bye week.

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