Coastal Rally: Clarke County, Jackson, Daphne win; Makos secures playoff spot
Clarke County’s No.1 Class 2A clinched their first regional title since 2007, fending off rivals Leroy for a 20-14 victory Friday night in Leroy.
The Bulldogs improved to 7-1 overall, 6-0 in Class 2A, Region 1 with their seventh straight win. Leroy fell to 6-2, 4-1.
Clarke County ran for 340 yards and had 20 first downs. The Bulldogs had three 100-yard rushers in Jorwayne Robinson (16 carries, 127 yards), AJ Ezell (13 carries, 104 yards) and Ron Johnson (17 carries, 100 yards).
Johnson scored all three Clarke County touchdowns on 20- and 23-yard rushes in the first half and a 24-yard intercept return in the fourth quarter.
Leroy’s Logan Sellers connected with Taylor Crumedy on 17 and 36 yard touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The sellers finished 12 of 23 for 133 yards. Titus Parnell ran for 97 yards on nine carries.
Orange Beach 49, JU Blacksher 22
Orange Beach landed its first playoff spot in its sophomore year of football.
Cash Turner completed 5 of 8 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. He also ran 13 times for 93 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Chris Pearson added 100 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries. He also had two receptions for 58 yards and a TD.
Jackson 54, Mobile Christian 26
Walter Taylor III threw for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards and two scores as Jackson beat Mobile Christian in a key 4A, Region 1 game.
The Aggies improved to 7-2 overall with their fifth straight win. They are now 3-2 in the regional game. Mobile Christian fell to 3-5, 3-2.
Tylen Campbell had two receptions for 101 yards – both for touchdowns.
Tychius “Bobo” Caves carried five times for 106 yards and a touchdown and also had an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Mobile Christian’s Patrick Sullivan was 11 of 23 overall for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Aaron Rogers. Devin Harris ran for 100 yards on 12 carries.
Jackson was leading 33-13 at halftime and 47-13 after three.
Daphne 34, Murphy 15
KJ Lacey threw two touchdown passes, and Nick Clark and Ty Bradley both scored on the ground as Daphne beat Murphy, 34-15.
The Trojans led 13-7 at halftime on a 16-yard pass from Lacey to goals from Kaleb Jones and Baylor Beard 40 and 37 yards.
Murphy’s quarterback Caleb Stewart scored 16 yards, the first of two touchdown passes to Gregory Robinson, Jr., to bring the Panthers back to three points, 10-7, with less than two minutes left in the half time.
Bradley’s 14-yard run took the score to 20-7 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. On Murphy’s next possession, Daphne Kendal Brothers linebacker recovered a fumble, the Panthers’ fourth turnover of the game.
Lacey joined Stephon Blackshear on a 9-yard strike to give Daphne a 27-7 lead.
Stewart responded with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Robinson, who also passed the two-point conversion try, to reach 27-15. Three possessions from Daphne later, Clark scored a 21-yard touchdown, his longest carry-over of the night, to bring the score to 34-15.
For Daphne (5-2), Lacey went 14 for 29 for 159 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception, Bradley had 10 carries for 38 yards and Clark had 8 carries for 27 yards. Braden Jackson had an interception, Richard Childress and Brothers recovered from fumbles.
Stewart scored 7 of 13 for 64 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. Robinson had three receptions for 47 yards, two for touchdowns. Dejuan Lucky had an interception.
Daphne ties the all-time streak with Murphy at 6-6 with his third straight win over the Panthers and his fourth straight win of the season. The Trojans surrendered to Baker on Friday evening. Murphy (2-7, 2-5) won’t play until October 28, when he hosts Fairhope.
– Jonathan Thompson
UMS-Wright 38, BC Rain 0
Barton Elliott had two rushing touchdowns to lead Class 5A No.7 UMS-Wright in a shutout from Area 1 opponent BC Rain, 38-0.
The Bulldogs clinched the regional title with the comeback victory.
Elliott opened the scoring with a 1 yard rush in the first quarter and added 6 yards in the second. Those were his only two carries, but he also completed 9 of 12 passes for 157 yards, with a long pass of 44 yards.
Cole Blaylock was the best forward in the UMS, scoring 52 yards and a 14-yard touchdown on 13 downs. Jake Jaye added 39 yards and a 12-yard offense for the Bulldogs, while James T. Lee carried twice for three yards and a 1-yard touchdown.
Blaylock was also the top receiver with four catches for 55 yards. Joe Lott had a catch for 44 yards and Logan Norris had two catches for 31 yards.
Defensively, Lee, Holden Aran and John Erwin all had sacks for the Bulldogs. Blaylock and Hayden Nagy both caught interceptions.
St. Paul’s 35, Elberta 6
Trey Flowers and Tyjuan Able both ran over 100 yards as the Saints won their fourth straight game.
Flowers ran 102 yards on 15 carries and scored on a 10-yard rush. Able ran for 129 yards on 16 carries and scored on 40 and 37 yard carries.
John Wallace Holladay scored on a 6-yard rush and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Owen Beaverstock.
The Saints improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in 5A, in Region 1.
Excel 50, Cottage Hill 31
Excel’s offense won 28 first downs and 479 yards of total offense in a 50-31 road victory over Cottage Hill Christian in Class 3A, Region 1 at Charles V. Lang Stadium on Friday night.
“The key to getting this win tonight was our offensive line,” said Excel coach Jason Phillips. “We challenged them to establish the line of scrimmage and they were able to do it. I think we had a drive where we didn’t score, and we fumbled around the football.
“I think our offense played a lot better this week,” Cottage Hill coach Bobby Parrish said. “When you score 31 points, you deserve to win. I don’t think we played good defense at all. We just made too many mistakes.
Josh Gandy ran 21 times for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns and added 46 yards and another touchdown for the Panthers (5-3, 2-3), who saw three players rushing for 100 yards in their one-wing attack . Kolby Peavy added 114 yards on 11 carries and Jacob Manuel 100 on 13 downs.
Kyle Hipp had 26 of 38 passes for 310 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for the Warriors (2-5, 0-5), who had 22 first downs and 369 total attacking yards. Kelvon McBride added 172 all-purpose yards, with 11 receptions for 135 yards, 5 punt returns for 31 yards and 2 carries for 6 yards, while Kaden Washam had 7 catches for 60 yards and Tenereo Rowser 6 for 52.
Excel made four saves in defense, Will Thomas and Gedric McCants each recording interceptions.
The Panthers scored on records of 54, 71, 71, 66, 65, 60 and 67 yards. Gandy scored on 22, 3 and 37 yard runs and threw a 25 yard pass to Koleman Wiggins, while Peavy scored on 25 and 40 yard runs and Manuel on a 9 yard rush.
Hipp scored on a 14-yard run and threw touchdowns at McBride for 17 yards and Nelson for 40 yards, while Washam ran for 9 yards and Myles Hyke scored a 42-yard field goal in the middle of the field. third quarter as the home team took a 31-30 lead.
At the end of the third quarter, Ben Conken of the Warriors and Peavy of the Panthers were both injured about 1 minute apart, with both players responding and moving but taken by ambulance as a precaution.
Next week, the Panthers host Chickasaw and Cottage Hill host Hillcrest-Evergreen.
Baldwin County 46, Gulf Shores 7
In an important Class 6A, Region 1 match, Southern Miss Ty Mims’ engagement represented five total TDs in a Tiger rout.
Mims had 7 of 8 passes for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns. He ran six times for 117 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdown passes totaled 2, 30 and 34 yards. His touchdown passes covered 65 yards (to Ry-Derius Brown) and 66 yards (to Ky McNulty).
Jay Baldwin ran for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries.
Baldwin County improved to 5-3 overall and tied their regional record at 3-3. Gulf Shores fell to 4-4, 2-4.
Foley 48, Mary G. Montgomery 27
Reece Tynes scored three touchdowns and Harrison Knight scored two as Foley defeated Mary G. Montgomery, 48-27, in a Class 7A, Region 1 game.
Tynes went 11 for 16 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran four times for 42 yards and one score.
Knight had six catches for 54 yards and one scoring and returned a 98-yard kickoff for a touchdown.
Perry Thompson had five catches for 104 yards and one touchdown, while Ty Roper made 12 times for 94 yards and one scoring.
Spanish fort 60, Citronella 10
Brendon Byrd ran for a touchdown and passed for two as the Toros improved to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in Class 6A, Region 1.
This victory sets up a huge game on the Hill next week against McGill-Toolen.
Byrd threw touchdown passes to Cooper Wilson and Nick Passarelli.
Johnny Morris scored on 12 and 1 yard runs. Jacob Godfrey returned a 33-yard punt for a score.
Brayden Walker, Nemo Hixon and Sawyer Wilson also scored on touchdowns.
Saraland 49, Robertsdale 6
Saraland won his seventh game in a row, taking a 35-6 halftime lead on the road and heading for victory.
Gabe Reynolds scored 9 of 11 for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. His TD assists went to the engagement of West Virginia Jarel Williams and CT Englebert.
Santae McWilliams rushed for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 carries.
Ryan Williams and DeArrius Washington also had TD points.
Saraland (7-2, 6-0) won the 6A, Region 1 title with victory.
Bayside Academy 42, Chickasaw 6
Zack Kittrell and Davis Cain both rushed for 2 touchdowns in the Bayside victory.
Kittrell ran for 136 yards. Cain ran for 137. Jay Loper added 52 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Stewart ran for 46 yards as the Admirals rushed for 373 yards.
Zak Langham led the defense with 13 tackles. Alex Partin followed with 11.
The Bayside defense forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass.
Davidson 48, Alma Bryant 14
Justin Powe and DJ Butler each had two rushing touchdowns as Davidson defeated Alma Bryant in a Class 7A, Region 1 game.
Jordyn Brown also had a rushed TD for the Warriors.
Antonio Small returned a fumble for a score and Jaylen Robinson had an interception return for a touchdown.