North Alabama game recaps - week four

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Posted Sep 21, 2008


Ryan Smith, Daniel Ingram and Tim Simon get needed rest in the second half of this week's game, while the Berry Wildcats scratch and claw their way toward the playoffs.

North Alabama recaps

Curry: The Cullman Bearcats continue to impress in 5A, Region 6. Tyler Caldwell passed for 378 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception as he helped his Bearcat team to a 33-14 victory over the Curry Yellow Jackets.

Caldwell entered Friday night’s contest with 868 yards passing, with nine touchdowns and only two interceptions. Caldwell is well over 1,000 yards passing after only four games.

Double Springs: The Winston County Yellow Jackets played host to the Falkville Blue Devils last Friday, and the Jackets stung the Devils 22-13.

The Jackets grabbed an early 15-0 lead before the young team appeared to relax. The Blue Devils would have none of that as they came storming back to cut the lead to 15-13 late in the third quarter. The Yellow Jackets answered the Falkville score on their ensuing possession by marching 81 yards to pay-dirt.

The Jacket defense held the Blue Devils on their next possession, forcing Falkville to punt the ball with 6:06 remaining in the game. The Jackets drove the ball inside the Falkville 20 yard-line before taking a knee to kill the clock.

Winston County signal caller, Justin South, led the Jacket offense passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He found Jaice Hampton for 55 yards on the opening offensive play to give the Yellow Jackets an early lead.

Cordova: Tim Simon didn’t hurt his 13.7 yards-per-carry average last week by adding 94 yards and two touchdowns with only five carries. He also had a punt return for 77 yards and a touchdown. Simon finished with 175 all-purpose yards for the night.

Cordova has plenty of weapons as Ryan Smith and Daniel Ingram also enjoyed good performances. Smith returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown, and Ingram scored two rushing touchdowns as Cordova dismantled Northside 40-7.

Cordova’s starters set out the entire second half of the game.

Hubbertville: The Berry Wildcats held on to remain undefeated as they rushed past the Hubbertville Lions by a score of 26-24 Friday night. Tank Hollingsworth led the Wildcats with 243 yards rushing on the evening. His 61 yard touchdown burst carried Berry to the win.

Ross Watkins had 11 tackles and two sacks, while Colby Busby finished the game with 15 tackles to lead the Wildcats defense.

Hamilton: The Hamilton Aggies played host to rival Winfield Friday night and came away with a hard fought victory in what turned out to be a defensive struggle.

The Pirates struck first as Colby Dozier scored from one-yard out to give the Pirates a 6-0 lead with just more than five minutes left in the first quarter. It was the only score of the night as the Aggies put the game away in the third quarter when quarterback Josh Hollingsworth scored on a 72 yard keeper. The Pirates could never mount a scoring threat after halftime.

Vernon: Lamar County faced region foe the Sulligent Friday night. The Blue Devils from showed just why they are among the state’s top teams in 2A.

Sulligent signal caller, Caleb Massey led the Blue Devils offense with 142 yards, and a touchdown, as he completed five-of-12 passes. Massey also added two rushing touchdowns as Sulligent defeated Lamar County 40-19.

Sulligent will travel to Double Springs to take on the Winston County Yellow Jackets in two weeks. The winner of that game will likely win 2A, Region 7. Both squads are 4-0 on the season, and both will step out of region play this week as the Blue Devils face the Winfield Pirates.

Lynn: Coach Phillip Smith wasn’t sure what kind of team he had after the fall jamboree where the Bears were beaten soundly by one of their cross county rivals. But, after four games of the 2008 football season the Bears are sitting at 4-0 and looking like serious contenders for 1A, Region 7.

The Bears rallied for the victory in the fourth quarter as they defeated South Lamar 33-22. The Bears were led by Matt Brigemon as he accounted for all five of Lynn’s touchdowns.

Brigemon rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns, and he added two more scores on special teams as he returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, and a punt return of 55 yards for another.

The Stallions of South Lamar led 22-18 heading into the fourth quarter, when Brigemon took over the game. He scored on a 54-yard touchdown run, and a 55-yard punt return. His 98 yard kickoff return came late in the third quarter to pull the Bears back within four points of the Stallions.

Brigemon accounted for 306 yards and five touchdowns in the Bear victory.

Players of the week:

Matt Brigemon of the Lynn Bears amassed 306 yards of total offense, and five touchdowns in the Bears come-from-behind win over South Lamar. You would have thought he was up the road at the "Lynn Drag Strip" the way he raced through the Stallions defense.

Tyler Caldwell of Cullman High School continues to lead the Bearcats toward another run deep into the 5A playoffs with his accurate passing attack. His 378 yards passing against the Curry Yellow Jackets put his passing statistics over 1,000 yards on the season with only three interceptions, and 11 touchdowns.

Tanks Hollingsworth led his Berry Wildcats past the Hubbertville Lions as the two undefeated team did battle in Hubbertville Friday night.

Tank led Berry with 243 yards rushing, and he scored the winning touchdown from 61 yards away, as the Wildcats defeated the Lion 26-24.

Caleb Massey led his Sulligent Blue Devils past previously unbeaten Lamar County by throwing for 148 yards and a touchdown, while he rushed for two more touchdowns.

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