Tim Simon had the best performance of his career
What better place to begin this week’s recap than the Cordova – Trinity Presbyterian game where records fell like bowling pins awaiting Chip Aki’s turn at the lane. Cordova’s Tim Simon and Trinity’s signal caller, Jack Poundstone, combined to set new personal records.
Cordova: It would take two pages to list all the scores and big plays in this game, so ScoutSouth.com will try to hit the high spots.
Tim Simon made the fans of both Alabama and Auburn cringe Friday night, and at the same time all Ole Miss fans are smiling knowing Simon has pledged his services to the Rebels.
Simon rushed for 374 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries. He also ran down Jack Poundstone on his way to the end zone, stripped the ball, and raced 74 yards toward the end zone. Tim Simon finished the contest with 453 all-purpose yards, with rushing touchdowns of 1, 8, 32, 62 and 84 yards.
Jack Poundstone didn’t make many mistakes, as he finished 25-of-42 for 486 yards and six touchdowns. Poundstone also added 88 yards rushing, which gave him a game high 574 all-purpose yards.
Poundstone had touchdown passes of 10, 20, 39, 56, 94 and 97 yards. His top receiver, Robert Adams, had five receptions for 270 yards and four touchdowns.
Ryan Smith passed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while he added 148 yards on 22 rushing attempts. Smith also intercepted Poundstone on the final drive of the game to complete the Blue Devils trip to the quarterfinals.
Cordova survived with a 54-40 victory, as the two teams combined for 1,250 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Cordova will face a very hot Gordo team next week in a rematch game. The Blue Devils defeated the Green Wave in a tightly contested game early in the season.
Killen : The Brooks Lions have become one of the teams to beat in Class 4A, North. The Lions continued to roar through the playoffs Friday night as they handed Rogers a 21-7 loss.
Weather conditions hampered the Lions high octane offense as they score only 21 points, which is a low number for Coach Jerry Hill and his Brooks Lions. Kenyatta Roach busted the game open in the fourth quarter as he ran rough-shod over the Rogers' defense in route to a Lions touchdown. Roach gave the Lions a 14 point lead in the final period, which ended the final margin of victory.
The victory sets up the biggest rematch in the Northern half of the state this week, as Brooks will face the Deshler Tigers. Deshler is the only team to defeat Brooks this season.
Tuscaloosa: The Central-Tuscaloosa Falcons saw their season end Friday evening as the Walker Vikings jumped out to a 35-6 halftime lead. The Vikings had to hold on for dear life in the second half to squeak out a 35-30 victory.
The Vikings enjoyed a 28-point second quarter, which allowed them to hold off the late charge from the Falcons. Walker’s Jared Henderson led the offense as he completed 9-of-20 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. Henderson also rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown, as he led the Vikings into the Class 5A quarterfinals.
Walker had reeled off 10 straight wins since they fell to the Cullman Bearcats early in the season. The victory over the Falcons sets up yet another big rematch game this week, as the Vikings will meet the Cullman Bearcats this week.
Cullman defeated Fairfield 48-28 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Sulligent: The Sulligent Blue Devils avenged a mid-season loss to the Winston County Yellow Jackets as they dominated play early and often in a 39-15 victory over the Yellow Jackets.
The Blue Devil defense rose to the occasion as they had two fumble recoveries and one interception for touchdowns in the opening half of play to give the Blue Devils a comfortable 27-7 halftime lead.
Winston County led briefly in the first quarter after a Josh Johnson one-yard touchdown plunge gave the Jackets a 7-6 lead with just over four minutes left in the opening quarter. The Blue Devils wouldn’t waste any time regaining the lead as Steven Stewart returned the ensuing kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown.
Caleb Massey had a solid outing for the Blue Devils as he passed for a touchdown and rushed for two more.
Sulligent forced four Winston County turnovers which resulted in 27 points to help the Blue Devils move to the Class 2A quarterfinals where they will face a strong Tanner squad. Tanner defeated Lamar County 14-7 to advance to the next round.
Stevenson: Many believe the top ranked team in Class 4A may have proved their point Friday night. The Deshler Tigers are 9-3 on the season, but you would have never known it after the 39-0 whipping they gave the North Jackson Chiefs in the second round of the state playoffs.
Deshler signal caller, Chase Blackburn, had a solid night in a steady down-pour of rain, as he completed 6-of-12 passes for two touchdowns. Deion Belue finished the game with three receptions for 86 yards and two touchdowns.
While the Tigers had to revert back to the wing-T offense due to the weather, the defense was the hero of the game. The Deshler defenders held the Chiefs to minus 7-yards passing in the second half, and only 17 yards rushing before the reserves came in to finish the game late in the fourth quarter.
The victory sets up a much anticipated rematch with the Brooks Lions this Friday.
Huntsville : The Huntsville Panthers advanced to the Class 6A quarterfinals for the first time since 1981, and they did it with the same recipe they have used all season, defense.
The Panthers intercepted four Bob Jones' passes, held the Patriot offense to 105 total yards, and got two touchdowns from special teams to advance to the third round of the Class 6A state playoffs with a 14-0 win.
Reeltown : Reeltown put an end to American Christian Academy’s season Friday evening as Willie McKenzie rushed for two touchdowns to lead Reeltown to a 27-10 victory.
Their reward for defeating the Patriots is a date with a red hot Pickens County team in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state playoffs.
ACA ended their season with a 10-2 record, while Reeltown improved to 11-1.
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