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Big Region Battle Goes to Pats

TUSCALOOSA-- Two of the top teams in Class 2A, Region 4 met in a regular season game with big playoff implications, and the hometown Patriots of ACA triumphed over visiting Pickens County, 29-19.

The game featured two SEC commitments and at least one junior who will one day play at that level. The key drive of the game came just before halftime when Brad Smelley took ACA 47 yards in 48 seconds following a short PCHS punt. When Smelley found Johnny Shuttlesworth in the end zone for a 29-13 lead, it made things tough on the conservative offense of the Tornadoes, which is not... Recommended Stories

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