Bob Jones edges Gadsden City, 12-7

September 24, 2018 chris
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Photo: Gadsden City’s Joshua Richard (left) brings down Bob Jones’ Donavan Brown during the Titans’ 12-7 loss last Friday (Sept. 21) in Madison. (Eric Schultz/

By Skip Vaughn/

Two touchdown passes in the second half from Caden Rose to John-Michael Riley lifted Bob Jones to a 12-7 Class 7A, Region 4 victory against Gadsden City last Friday (Sept. 21) in Madison.
The Titans (0-5, 0-3) led 7-0 at halftime after Terrence Peeples’ 95-yard fumble return.
Riley caught the game-winning 7-yard touchdown with 3:05 left, capping a 14-play drive that covered 80 yards. The Titans got the ball back at their won 33 with 3:02 left and marched to the Bob Jones 3. But Gadsden City failed to convert on a fourth down-and-goal with six seconds left in the game.
Jamontez Woods rushed 19 times for 65 yards for the Titans.
“We’ve talked to our kids about getting on the bus 0-0,” said Gadsden City head coach Bart Sessions. “Tonight we want to be 1-0. It’s just that simple. You want to win because you play. That’s the significance (of this game). A great coach said, ‘You play the game to win.’ That’s the approach the coaches took this week [and] that’s the approach the kids took this week.”
Gadsden City has a bye before hosting region rival James Clemens on Oct. 5.