The Greenwood Bulldogs let an 11-point fourth quarter lead slip away, losing 37-34 to Pine Bluff Friday night. The loss snaps the fourth longest winning streak in the country at 50 games.
Pine Bluff kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired to shock the Bulldogs and advance to the 6A State Championship next Saturday in Little Rock.
Greenwood took a 17-13 lead into the half. But to start the third quarter, quarterback Jabe Burgess threw an interception returned for a touchdown to give Pine Bluff the lead at 20-17. It was Burgess’ second pick six of the game, both off of tipped balls.
Greenwood quickly got the lead back, 24-20, on a Burgess touchdown pass to Kevin Jones. After a stop Jones scored again on a reverse to make it 31-20. The Bulldogs looked like they were going to roll, up 11 early in the fourth, but Pine Bluff scored two quick touchdowns to take a 34-31 lead.
Greenwood had to march back down field and tie the game on a Jones field goal with under 1:30 left. On the ensuing possession Pine Bluff benefited from a few penalties and kicked the game winner as time expired.