Photo: Gadsden City’s Jackson Veasy tackles Buckhorn’s Shamarion Landrum for a loss during the Titans’ 31-7 victory in high school football on September 2 at GCHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger)
Just in time for region play, Gadsden City finally finished on the high end of the scoreboard on September 2.
Opening their Class 6A, Region 8 schedule against Buckhorn, the Titans (1-2) posted a 31-7 victory at GCHS.
The hosts opened the scoring with Gabriel Brito’s 27-yard field goal at 4:38 of the first quarter.
The Bucks notched their only lead of the game early in the second period on a 3-yard touchdown run by Terrence Robinson, and Gadsden City took the lead for good on the ensuing drive via Dre Kirkpatrick’s 8-yard scoring run and the first of Jake Malone’s four PATs.
Later in the quarter, Jackson Veasy scored from eight yards out to make it 17-7 in favor of GCHS.
The Titan defense added to the point total early in the second half when Kevin Brooks returned an interception for a touchdown. Matthew Sparks and T.J. Worthy connected for a 20-yard touchdown with 8:14 remaining in the game.
Worthy paced the GCHS ground game with 61 yards on 11 carries. Khalil Hugely rushed four times for 24 yards.
Sparks was 5 for 12 in passing for 69 yards, while Luke Waldrop completed 8 of 8 passes for 41 yards.
Hughley had four receptions for 36 yards. Jacob Perry caught three passes, followed by Worthy, Justin Peoples and Clyde Curry with two each.
Veasy and Elijah Taylor each finished with seven tackles, followed by K’Rysiak Yow, Stephen Powell and Jerrell Brasher with five each. Kirkpatrick and Braylen Starkes both had an interception, while Veasy and Cameron Rolled each had a sack.
Gadsden City continues region play this Friday (Sept. 9) at Fort Payne.