Eagles, Blue Devils win; Yellow Jackets, Bulldogs fall short


Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Colten Shields (left) wraps up Ohatchee quarterback Jake Roberson during the Eagles’ 35-6 win in high school football on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of Alex Chaney)

Hokes Bluff improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in Class 3A, Region 6 with a 35-6 victory over Ohatchee on Oct. 13. The Eagles continue region action on Oct. 20 at home against Sylvania. For the Eagles, Blain Barron rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Bryce Whitaker was 2 for 4 in passing for 47 yards and ran 11 times for 43 yards and a score. Anderson Morgan caught two passes for 47 yards. Drew McCarver finished with 13 tackles and an interception, while Colton shields had 12 tackles and two sacks. Conner Ford amd Mason Howell both had 10 tackles. Hokes Bluff continues region action on Oct. 20 at home against Sylvania.

Etowah defeated Class 4A Region 6 rival Hanceville, 49-14 on Oct. 13. The Blue Devils (3-4, 3-2) host region rival Cherokee County on Oct. 20.

Glencoe fell to Piedmont, 58-12, in Class 3A, Region 6 action on Oct. 13. The Yellow Jackets (2-5, 0-5) resume region play on Oct. 20 at Ohatchee.

Gaston lost to Cleveland, 28-8, on Oct. 13 in a Class 2A Region 7 contest. The Bulldogs (1-6, 0-4) host Locust Fork on Oct. 20 in more region action.

Ashville fell to Class 4A Region 6 foe Good Hope, 41-14, on Oct. 20. The Bulldogs (0-7, 0-4) host Oneonta in region action on Oct. 20.

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