No. 59 Marietta (Georgia) up-ends No. 4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)

In a back-and-forth game, No. 59 Marietta topped No. 4 St. Joseph’s Prep Friday night 21-17 in Georgia.

After SJP took what looked like the go-ahead lead with 1:18 to play when junior quarterback Kyle McCord found Samhir Hagins in the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown, Tennessee-recruit Harrison Bailey went to work.

Down 17-14, Bailey directed a 66-yard scoring drive that ended with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ricky White with :14 seconds remaining.

Down 17-14, Bailey directed a 66-yard scoring drive that ended with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ricky White with :14 seconds remaining.

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Bailey finished 17-of-34 for 259 yards with two touchdowns. McCord was 20-of-33 for 249 yards with two touchdowns.

5-star recruit Arik Gilbert caught seven of Bailey completions for

The last second loss cost Tim Roken a victory in his debut as the Hawks head coach. Roken is taking-over for Gabe Infante, our 2018 National Coach of the Year, who left at the end of last season to become an assistant coach at Temple.

Marietta is now 2-0, while SJP is 0-1

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