No. 7 Blue Devils extend region streak

October 9, 2020 chris
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Etowah 40, Hanceville 0
Class 5A No. 7 Etowah remained undefeated in Region 6 play with a 40-0 win over Hanceville on Oct. 8. For the No. 7 Blue Devils ((5-2, 5-0), Trent Davis (pictured above) rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Kahlil Hughley added 71 yards on 10 attempts. Trace Thompson completed 5 of 12 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns. NyNy Davis had two receptions for 29 yards.
Etowah has an open date next week before hosting region rival Dora on Oct. 23.

Fort Payne 28, Southside 27
A failed two-point conversion attempt in the game’s final minute sent Southside to a 28-27 defeat at the hands of Fort Payne in Class 6A, Region 7 action on Oct. 9.
For the Panthers (5-3, 2-3), Michael Rich completed 20 of 32 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns. Aulden Battles caught 12 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, while Carnel Davis rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.
Southside wraps up region play on Oct. 16 with a visit to Scottsboro.

Spring Garden 14, Westbrook Christian 8
Westbrook Christian suffered its first loss of the season on Oct. 9, as the Warriors came up short against No. 8 Spring Garden, 14-8, in a Class 2A, Region 6 game.
Will Noles scored the lone touchdown of the game for Westbrook (6-1, 4-1).
The Warriors continue region action on Oct. 16 at home against Cleveland.

Thompson 48, Gadsden City 0
Gadsden City fell to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in Class 7A, Region after a 48-0 loss to Thompson on Oct. 8 at GCHS.
For the Titans, C.J. Miller rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries, while Ra’Tavious Hicks gained 45 yards on 10 attempts.
DeMarcus Macon was 7 for 15 in passing for 42 yards. J.C. Woods had four receptions for 29 yards.
Jamari Boston had five tackles, including two for a loss, and a sack.
Gadsden City continues region play next Friday (Oct. 16) at Hewitt-Trussville.

Walter Wellborn 33, Hokes Bluff 9
Hokes Bluff lost to Class 3A No. 2 Walter Wellborn, 33-9, in a Region 5 game on Oct. 8.
For the Eagles (4-3, 3-2), Connor Faulkner was 7 for 16 in passing for 60 yards. Nickey Jenkins, Kyle Patterson, Hunter Burke and Cole Stone each had two receptions. Noah Sprayberry paced the Hokes Bluff ground game with 51 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Will Clemons led defensively with 11 tackles, followed by Burke with six and Ian Stinson with five.
The Eagles travel to region rival Piedmont on Oct. 16.

Dora 35, Ashville 20
Ashville fell to Dora, 35-20, on Oct. 8 in a Class 4A, Region 6 game. For the Bulldogs (2-5, 0-4), Adriane Hernandez rushed nine times for 118 yards. Luke Harris gained 58 yards on 13 carries, while Cole Hyatt added 27 yards on five attempts.
Dylan Harris was 7 for 9 in passing for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Hernandez and Hayden Phillips each had two receptions.
Clay Kelley had 17 tackles, followed by Luke Harris and Travis Smith with six each.
Ashville continues region play on Oct. 16 at home against Hanceville.

Ohatchee 57, Glencoe 14
Glencoe lost to Class 3A, Region 5 rival Ohatchee, 57-14, on Oct. 8 at GHS.
For the Yellow Jackets (2-5, 1-4), Caleb Sims rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown on five attempts. Hayden Smith and Justin Dove each had one pass receptions. Defensively, Taylor Shaneyfelt had seven tackles, followed by T.J. Peeples with six and Hunter Hannes with four.
The Yellow Jackets host Saks on Oct. 16 in another region game.

Sand Rock 20, West End 18
Sand Rock edged West End, 20-18, in a Class 2A, Region 6 game on Oct. 8. For the Patriots (4-4, 1-4), Marty Wooten was 12 for 29 in passing for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Thad Pearce had three receptions and a touchdown. Isaiah Roberson rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Roberson led the way defensively with 12 tackles, followed by Trevor Willett with 11, Hunter Tucker with 10, Pearce with eight, Jay Glover and Russell Smith with six each and Jake Edwards and Ashton Self with five each. Glover had three interceptions.
West End hosts region rival Southeastern on Oct. 16.

West Point 43, Sardis 7
Sardis lost to Class 5A, Region 7 rival West Point, 43-7, on Oct. 8 in Sardis City. The Lions (0-7, 0-4) visit region rival Crossville on Oct. 16.

Cleveland 49, Gaston 0
Gaston lost to Cleveland, 49-0, in a Class 2A, Region 6 game on Oct. 8. The Bulldogs (1-7, 0-5) have cancelled the remaining two games of the season due to COVID-19 concerns.

Valley Head 70, Coosa Christian 38
Coosa Christian lost to Class 1A, Region 7 rival Valley Head, 70-38, on Oct. 8 in Gadsden. The Conquerors (2-5, 0-4) host Sumiton Christian in a region game on Oct. 16.