North AL Recaps

Cullman Running Back Mike Timmons

The first round of the high school play-offs brought some outstanding performances as recaps some games in north Alabama and caught up with several key performers from Friday night's action.

Cordova: Tim Simon continued his brilliant performance on the season as he racked up 175 yards and four touchdowns on just eight carries. That brings his total to 29 touchdowns on the season.

Simon helped build a 56-0 lead at the break as the Blue Devils sailed into the 2nd round of the 3A state playoffs. They will host Sumter County next week.

Cordova's Tim Simon tells about his performance.

"It was probably my best game of the year," Simon said. "It felt good to get the ball more than three times in a game for a change."

Tuscumbia: Domninique King was held to only 41 yards rushing on 17 carries Friday night in a tougher than expected first round game against Boaz. King scored two touchdowns, but his biggest play of the game was an interception in the end zone, in overtime to help Deshler get the win.

Dominique recalls the interception, "Coach Mothershed told us before we went out there that us seniors needed to make a play, and I just went out and made a play."

"We underestimated Boaz. We thought it was going to be a cake-walk, but they came and played real hard."

King is recruited by UNA, MTSU, Alabama State and UAB.

Addison: Andrew Privett powered the Bulldogs into the second round of the state playoffs as Addison earned a win over visiting Ranburne 29-13 at A.G. Hicks stadium Friday night.

Privett carried the ball 20 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns as Addison scored 14 points in the final quarter to put away a gritty Ranburne team.

Tanner: The Ratlers came in as the 3rd seed in 2A Region 8 and came away with an upset 20-7 victory over Lineville Friday night.

Jarquise People paced the Rattlers with 110 yards on 27 carries, while teammate Derrick Malone scored two touchdowns to push through to the 2nd round.

Red Bay: The Tigers had more than 400 yards in total offense in their 45-14 first round win over Pleasent Valley. The Tigers allowed Pleasant Valley to hang around until halftime as the first half ended 17-14, Red Bay.

The Tigers came out in the 3rd quarter and blistered Plesant Valley with four scores, of which three came in the final period. Anthony Horton scored on two runs and also passed for two TDs. Josh Senkbeil added three touchdowns, all on the ground as the Tigers ran away late.

Decatur: The Red Raiders of Decatur advanced to the 2nd round of the 5A state playoffs with a 20-3 victory over visiting Gardendale.

Chris Coffey helped Decatur to victory with the only two touchdowns of the evening, while the Red Raiders were able to add two field goals to cap the scoring for the night. Decatur will host Benjamin Russell in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Russellville: The Golden Tigers defeated Erwin 35-13 to open play in the 5A state title chase and an even larger game looms ahead next week as they travel to Birmingham to face 5A's top team in Briarwood Christian.

Michael Abernathy rushed for 153 yards on 11 carries, but failed to score a touchdown on the evening. Tiger quarterback Corey Trapp carried the team as he finished with four touchdown passes on the evening completing 13-of-21 pass attempts for 144 yards and 21 points in the 2nd quarter.

Cullman: After a game during the regular season in which the Cullman Bearcats spanked the Hartselle Tigers one probably didn't expect such a fist fight in the first round of the playoffs, but the two teams are bitter rivals. Coach Bob Godsey's squad was much improved from the first meeting.

Cullman running back Mike Timmons led the Bearcats with 207 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.

Montrell Murphy led Coach Bob Godsey's Hartselle team with 122 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns. The Tigers were up by 14 points in the 4th quarter, but couldn't hold on as the Cullman Bearcats were able to storm back and take a 42-41 decision late in the game. source for Alabama high school football.

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