GAME 1:  SAINT JAMES 9, @ Lowndes County 6

STJ          0       0       0       9         9
L C          6       0       0       0         6


L C  (1)    -----   Dozier 5 pass from Davison                          (kick failed)    0 - 6
STJ  (4)    -----   Safety, runner ran thru back of endzone                             2 - 6
STJ  (4)    0:30   Brown 30 pass from Kelly                            (Gross kick)    9 - 6

August 26, 1976.

Saint James took advantage of an unfortunate injury to the Lowndes County kicker early in the game.  In an obvious punting situation deep in Red Devil territory in the fourth quarter, Lowndes County opted for the intentional safety which still gave them a four point advantage with just over three minutes remaining in the game.  After the ensuing free kick, the Trojans drove down the entire length of the field for the winning touchdown pass from Robert Kelly to Freddie Brown with only 30 seconds remaining on the clock.  Lowndes County's Harry Simmons had run 72 yards for an apparent touchdown on the first scrimmage play of the game, but it was called
back on a penalty - one of the Devil receivers had lined up offsides.  The Devils did score later in the first quarter on a five yard touchdown pass from Raymond Davison to Derrick Dozier, but failed to threaten afterwards in a season-opening defensive struggle.