The Yellow Jackets held their 2017 spring football game on Friday night under the lights at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Georgia Tech finally got a night of perfect weather for its annual spring game, and both sides shined at times in a 21-16 win for the Gold team.
The White team was made up of the first team offense and second team defense, and vice versa for the Gold team.
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Coach Paul Johnson went with a few modified rules for his squad’s scrimmage Friday, including a 10 minute halftime, a running clock in the second half and no live returns of the football.
White went up early with a 38-yard field goal from Shawn Davis on the opening possession of the game, but a 70-yard burst from Gold quarterback Lucas Johnson put his team up 7-3.
In the second quarter, it was kicker Shawn Davis again for White, hitting a 35-yard field goal to make it a 7-6 game.
White got things cooking again later on as quarterback Jay Jones broke loose for a 56-yard run down the sideline to the Gold 23, but a fumble by the offense shortly after gave the ball back to the Gold team nearing the middle of the second.
The next score of the game came again from kicker Shawn Davis, who hit a 33-yard field goal to give White a 9-7 lead in the contest, and that would be the score going into the half.
It would be late in the third quarter before another score, when b-back KirVonte Benson gave white a 16-7 lead on a short touchdown run. That would be the last score for White int he game.
With less than 5:00 to play in the game, Xavier Gantt caught a touchdown pass for Gold to cut the lead down a bit at 16-14 White. With around 1:00 left, Brady Swilling put his team up 21-16 for the final score in a Gold victory.
Tech wasn’t able to escape the scrimmage without some cost, however, with a few players leaving with injury. David Curry left the game and appeared to be in a lot of pain with an apparent lower leg injury. Brad Stewart left during the first drive of the game after being rolled on during a play.
Watch the full Georgia Tech spring football game at ESPN3 by clicking HERE.