Northwest Alabama game recaps, and scores.

ScoutSouth.com
Posted Sep 7, 2008


Some great match-ups took place this week in Northwest Alabama, and ScoutSouth.com has the game recaps inside.

Cordova: Ryan Smith led the Cordova Blue Devils to a 42-20 victory with an impressive showing in all phases of the game. Smith had 300 all purpose yards on the night, while adding two touchdowns, and a 78 yard kickoff return down to the eight yard-line.

Tim Simon also did his part rushing for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Simon scored touchdowns on his first two carries of the contest, and the Blue Devils scored three touchdowns on their first six offensive plays.

Double Springs: The Winston County Yellow Jackets held on to defeat the Oakman Wildcats 7-6 after a dominating performance. The Yellow Jackets turned the ball over at the Wildcats seven yard-line, the eight yard-line, twice, and once at the 18 yard-line. They also missed a field goal in the 4th quarter.

Oakman scored with less than four minutes to play, and a controversial excessive celebration penalty backed the Wildcats up the 18 yard-line, where the two-point attempt failed as two Yellow Jacket defenders broke up the pass in the end zone.

While the excessive celebration call was the incorrect call the Wildcats were lucky to hang around in this one. Winston County dominated both lines-of-scrimmage.

Brilliant: The Lynn Bears had a dominating 2nd half to pull out a squeaker by a score of 21-18. Perhaps the two best performances in the single A division came from two Bears this week.

Lynn’s quarterback, Tyson Jones, threw for 280 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions as the Bears rallied from a 12-0 halftime deficit.

Lynn wide receiver, Blake Hodges, pulled in seven receptions for an overwhelming 243 yards and two touchdowns as he and Tyson Jones helped the Bears to a come-from-behind victory.

The Bears are a very young team, which should cause concern for opposing coaches over the next three years. The Bears look to be headed for another run deep into the 1A playoffs in coming years, if not this one.

Jasper: The Walker Vikings hosted the Cullman Bearcats, and for the second year in a row Bearcat quarterback Tyler Caldwell lit the Walker defense up in the passing game.

Caldwell led the Bearcats to a 26-14 victory as he threw for 245 yards, two touchdowns and a couple of picks in the big region match-up. During the past two seasons the winner of this game has been in the driver’s seat for the Region title. This year appears to be no different.

Tuscumbia: Deshler defeated Central 48-20 after senior signal caller Chase Blackburn led the Tigers to a 42-0 lead before the half. Blackburn passed for 142 yards, and two touchdowns, while completing seven-of-nine passes.

Deion Belue had 100 yards receiving in the game, with one touchdown, and a punt return for another score.

D.J. Box finished the night with 105 yards and one touchdown on just four carries. And, Coleman Miller also got in on the scoring with a touchdown reception from 12 yards out.

Do not be surprised this season when you see the Deshler Tigers in a new offense. Coach Mothershed has gone away from the Wing T, and the smash mouth running game. Deshler went to the newest fad in offenses, the spread.

Russellville: Coach Doug Goodwin entered his second season as coach of the Golden Tigers in fine fashion as his Tigers jumped all over Deshler last week. The momentum carried over to week two as the Golden Tigers slammed Lee-Huntsville, 61-15.

Scotty Freeman led all rushers with 122 yards and a score on 13 attempts, while Brent Calloway added 84 yards and three touchdowns on 12 attempts.

Junior QB Joey Howe, is trying to make his name known to recruiters over the next two seasons. The 6-6 gunslinger had two touchdown passes in the third quarter. There are no questions about Howe’s arm strength.

Hubbertville: Tommy Haley-Ricks ran for 232 yards and five touchdowns in the first half to lead the Lions past the Parrish Tornadoes by a score of 40-20.

Berry: Berry signal caller Alex Aldridge rushed for 98 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for another to lead his team past the Meek Tigers by a score of 36-6. Meek drops to 0-2 on the season with the meat of their schedule yet to come.

Fayette: The Fayette Tigers shut out Oak Grove 21-0, as the Tiger defense allowed only 28 yards of total offense on the night. The Tigers improve to 2-0 on the season.

It should be noted that Chuck Franks left the game in the 2nd quarter with what appeared to be a knee injury. Franks is Fayette County’s best defensive player, and he is recruited by several colleges. He holds one offer from Stanford.

Other scores of interest:
Athens 35, Muscle Shoals 0
Colbert County 41, West Limestone 0
Hartselle 23, J.O. Johnson 0
Hazlewood 48, Tharptown 0
Thompson 20, Austin (Decatur) 19
Sulligent 47, Cleveland 6
Tuscaloosa County 24, Gadsden City 6

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