Lambert 35, West Forsyth 31

Credit: Brian O'Shea (AJC)

Credit: Brian O'Shea (AJC)

By Score Atlanta

Class AAAAAA

Lambert 35, West Forsyth 31

How the game was won: The game saw four non-offensive scores and six lead changes before Lambert finally secured the lead for good with a game-winning 5-yard quarterback keeper by Bobby Gabriel with 2:20 left. Gabriel gave Lambert its first lead on a 1-yard run in the opening quarter, but West Forsyth answered back with a blocked punt returned for a score and a fourth down 24-yard touchdown pass from Kiernen Hamilton to Garrett Broxton. Lambert snapped a punt through the end zone on its next possession and the West Forsyth lead grew to 16-7. Lambert looked for a score before the half to begin chipping away at the deficit and got one on the final snap before the break with a Richie Kenney quarterback keeper that cut it to 16-14. Jarrett Wright opened the second half with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown and Lambert regained the lead at 21-16. Hamilton answered with his second touchdown pass to Broxton, this one from 35 yards and West Forsyth reclaimed a 24-21 lead with 4:25 left in the third. Will Kohlins scored on a 4-yard run to give the Longhorns a brief 28-24 lead before Luke Lingo returned a tipped pass 53 yards for a Wolverine touchdown with 7:38 remaining. After Gabriel's touchdown, West Forsyth fumbled in the final seconds.

Top Performers: Bobby Gabriel ran in two touchdowns, including the game-winner from 5-yards out. … Thomas Arundale returned a Grant Torgerson blocked punt 32 yards for a West Forsyth touchdown. … Kiernen Hamilton threw two touchdown passes to Garrett Broxton.