Sardis falls out of playoff contention after loss


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter 

In order to make the state playoffs, Sardis had to beat Guntersville on Oct. 27 and hope that Douglas beat Boaz.
Neither scenario played out for the Lions, who lost 55-0 to Guntersville and watched Boaz post a 45-21 victory over the Eagles. Sardis (5-3, 1-4) finished in fifth place in the region standings.
Guntersville (7-1, 4-1) won the Class 5A Region 7 championship with the win over Sardis.
“Sardis is a lot better than what the final score reflected,” said
Guntersville head coach Lance Reese. “They’re a much-improved football team, and they played really hard.”
The Wildcat defense intercepted four passes, one returned for a touchdown, while allowing the Sardis offense into Guntersville territory just three times out of 11 possessions, and only once in the first half.
“Sardis has a physical football team, and we knew it was going to be a challenge,” Reese said. “They keep running the football at us, so, we played physical football tonight. We made that a point of emphasis.”
The Lions close out their season on Friday, Nov. 3 at Hokes Bluff.

Latest News

County leaders celebrate the opening of The Venue 2
Rain improves drought conditions, burn ban lifted
Gadsden State wins statewide award for clean-up project
Christmas with the Cardinals being held December 14
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gives $16k grant to Ashville Fire Department

Latest Sports News

Conquerors come up short to Leroy in Class 1A state championship game
Westbrook senior highlights All-Messenger volleyball
In & around SEC football: conference title game review, postseason awards 
Etowah’s Farmer signs with Gadsden State
Southside High seniors sign college athletic scholarships