Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
Gadsden City fell to 0-2 on the season following a 64-17 loss to Hewitt-Trussville on August 26 in Trussville.
The Class 7A No. 6 Cougars (2-0) ran out to a 51-0 lead before the Titans got on the scoreboard with Gabriel Brito’s 40-yard field goal late in the third quarter. Early in the fourth period, Matthew Sparks threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Khalil Hughley (pictured above). A few minutes later, Sparks and Eizele Spears teamed up on a 10-yard TD pass. Jake Malone converted the PAT for both scores.
Sparks was 11 for 21 in passing for 125 yards. Spears had five receptions for 30 yards. Clyde Curry caught four passes, while Hughley caught three. Dre Kirkpatrick led defensively with 13 tackles, followed by K’Rysiak Yow with nine and Stephen Powell with five. Kirkpatrick also returned five kickoffs for 149 yards.
Gadsden City opens Class 6A, Region 8 play this Friday (Sept. 2) at home against Buckhorn.