Chantilly stuns South County with furious rally in final minutes

After trying to keep up with South County on the scoreboard all night, Chantilly junior quarterback David Syndor hit Raeshawn Smith for a 12-yard touchdown pass with one minute remaining to cap a furious late rally and give the Chargers a wild 42-34 win on their home field Friday.

The Stallions (2-1) led nearly the entire game and pushed their advantage to 34-21 with seven minutes left in the contest when quarterback David Symes rushed in from eight yards for his second score of the night.

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But Sydnor answered with a 17-yard touchdown run and after his hookup with Smith gave Chantilly (3-0) a 35-34 edge, Chargers’ senior defensive lineman Dalton Windows sealed the victory by recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown with 13 seconds left. South County was in field goal range at the time of the fumble.

Syndor lad the way for the Chargers, completing 14 of 27 passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Smith caught nine passes for 168 yards including the game-winner.

South County’s David Symes held up his end of the quarterback duel, throwing two touchdowns and running in two of his own. The two quarterbacks combined for nine of the game’s 11 touchdowns, but defense proved to be the difference with Windows’ game-sealing touchdown.

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