Titans’ Waldrop shines in first start


Photo: Gadsden City’s Samuel Horton (center) tackles Etowah’s Tyler Dobbs (28) as Dillon Horton (55) looks on during the Titans’ 34-0 victory in high school football on August 20 at GCHS. (Chris McCarthy/Messenger) 

In his varsity starting debut, Gadsden City sophomore Luke Waldrop threw for three touchdowns as the Titans posted a 34-0 victory over Etowah on August 20 at GCHS.
Waldrop, who was 17 for 23 in passing for 180 yards, tossed scoring passes to Clyde Curry (39 yards), Khamari Smith (4 yards) and Octavious Griffith (27 yards). Smith had four receptions for 47 yards, while Griffin and D’Javi Byers each had three catches.
C.J. Miller rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Defensively, Kelsey Smith and Jackson Veasey each had six tackles and one sack. Tae Wight had an interception.
For Etowah, Trace Thompson completed 6 of 11 passes for 35 yards. Omareon Finch and Jacob Sanford each had two receptions.
Briggs Freeman ran 13 times for 74 yards, while Perry Byers gained 46 yards on nine carries.
Caleb Freeman led the way defensively with six tackles.
Gadsden City travels to Fort Payne this Friday (Aug. 27), while Etowah has an open date.

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