GCHS, Sardis, Gaston win; Etowah, Ashville fall short


Photo: Gadsden City’s Dre Kirkpatrick (pictured at bottom left) tackles Carver-Montgomery’s Laquenton Underwood as Jerrell Brasher, Ji’Zeric Wynn and Zyan Gibson (pictured, from left) assist during the Titans’ 37-20 victory in high school football on Friday, August 25 at GCHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)

Gadsden City defeated Carver-Montgomery, 37-20, on Friday, August 25 at GCHS. The Titans host Hewitt-Trussville on Friday, Sept. 1. For the Titans, T.J. Worthy rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 51 yards and a score. Luke Waldrop was 4 of 10 in passing for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Matthew Sparks, Alex Swafford and Keyshawn Curry each had one reception. Chris Butler had eight tackles, while Dre Kirkpatrick and Nemo Samples both had six. Kirkpatrick had an interception and Samples had a sack. Gadsden City hosts Hewitt-Trussville on Friday, Sept. 1.

Sardis upended Kate Smith DAR, 60-6, in head coach B.J. Brooks’ debut as the Lions’ head coach. For the Lions, Brian Chapman was 7 for 9 in passing for 157 yards and five touchdowns, while Grant Coe completed 5 of 7 passes for 55 yards and two TDs. Conner Lowery had three receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns, while Eli Morton caight two passes for 30 yards and two TDs. Canyon McGee, Parker Stephens and Levi Martin each had five tackles, while McGee and Stephens both had an interception.
Sardis hosts New Hope on Friday, Sept. 1.

Gaston provided head coach Alan Beckett with his first victory at the school with a 34-14 win over Asbury on Friday, Aug. 25 in Guntersville. Keller Skaggs was a force on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs, rushing for 120 yards and two touchdowns and registering 10 tackles and a sack. Gaston hosts Appalachian on Friday, Sept. 1.

Etowah fell to Springville, 28-21, on Thursday, August 24 at Springville.
For the Blue Devils, Dayton Porter and Jameson Scissum each rushed for a touchdown, while
Scissum threw a 5-yard TD pass to Jalen Walker.
Etowah starts off its Class 5A, Region 6 schedule against Fort Payne at home on Friday, Sept. 1.

Despite finishing with 400 yards of total offense, Ashville lost to St. Clair County, 41-24, in high school football on Friday, Aug. 25 in Odenville. For the Bulldogs, Jonathan Beason finished with 220 yards total yards and three touchdowns. He rushed 19 times for 189 yards and had three receptions for 31 yards. J.B. Potter had 14 tackles and an interception. Ashville  travels to Lincoln on Friday, Sept. 1.

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