Clay clips Fleming Island on last-second kick

Blue Devils down county rival 25-22

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – A field goal as time expired gave visiting Clay High School a dramatic 25-22 victory over county rival Fleming Island High on Friday in the teams' regular-season opener.

Junior Lane Delapp connected on a 31-yard field goal for the Blue Devils with four seconds to play in front of a capacity crowd.

"Outstanding game by both teams," Clay coach Josh Hoekstra said. "Both are well-coached. Impressed by how the kids battled back. We needed to make a play at the end, and we did."

Clay got on the scoreboard on its opening drive with a Colin Wilson touchdown dive from the 1-yard line that was set up by a long option run by J.T. Turner. A 2-point conversion gave the Blue Devils an 8-0 lead.

The teams traded scores from there with Clay maintaining at least a one-point lead until a fourth-quarter drive by the Golden Eagles.

Joel Mock punched in a 7-yard touchdown run and Dae'Quantae Showers followed with the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 22-22.

But Turner scrambled for 73 yards on a third-and-13 play on the following drive to help set Delapp up for the game-winning kick.

Showers scored two TDs for Fleming Island: one on a 5-yard sweep and another on a 26-yard run.

Bilal Ally also scored for Clay, diving into the end zone after a pass from Turner. Wilson scored a second TD on a 20-yard run in the third quarter.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.