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Community Section - Page 4 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Cameron Peppenhorst #45 tries to stay on this feet. Photo by Raycelia A. McIntyre Linden takes down TuscaloosaHillcrest hands Demopolis 39-29 5A Dora 33-28 by Jim DeWitt Linden (7-3) was not impressed by the fact that Dora had made the 5A playoff field and the 1A Patriots came from behind for a 33-28 win Friday, Oct. 31, in the regular season finale for both teams. Linden built a 14-0 lead, only to see it fanish when Dora took a 28-14, second half lead. Linden's defense came up big at the end to to close out the win, but the Patriots were victimized by turnovers throughout th second half that allowed Dora to get back in the game. Dora scored on its first pos- session of the third quarter on Charles Clay's 31-yard run and the PAT cut the Linden lead to 14-7. With just under seven min- utes remaining in the quarter got a big offensive play - a 55- yard run - the tying score. The Bulldogs were not fin- ished. Ki'Juna Babbs gave the Dogs a 21-14 lead with an ll- yard run with less than a minute to play in the period. The Bulldogs recover the ensuing kickoff and were back in business again. Babbs promptly scored on a 32-yard run and the PAT gave Dora a 28-14 lead. Linden answered immedi- ately when Javaris Goings gathered in the ensuing kick- off and ran 65 yards for a touchdown. The PAT failed and Linden trailed 28-20. Linden followed with a per- fectly executed on-side kick to keep the offense on the field. Moments later, quarterback D.J. Charleston found Tywon Smith open for a 47-yard touchdown pass. The PAT failed and Linden was down 28-26. Cordarius Scruggs came through with the game winner for Linden with just over three minutes left in the game, scor- ing on a 17-yard run for a 33- 28 lead. Linden rolled up 175 rush- ing yards, led by Prentiss McCuiston with 89 yards on 15 carries and Scruggs with 72 yards on eight carries. D.J. Charleston was 4-of-10 for 85 yards passing. Linden had 258 yards of total offense. Dora compiled 223 yards of total offense. Linden hosts Chickasaw, a first-year school, Friday in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 1A playoffs Marengo Academy prepares for playoffs with 49-0 whitewash of Jackson Academy loss in season finale by Jim DeWitt Tuscaloosa Hillcrest (7-3) jumped to a quick lead and went on to defeat Demopolis (8-2) 39-29 Thursday, Oct. 30, in the regular season finale for both teams. Cahlil Ellis gave Hillcrest a quick lead with a touchdown run with 10:43 to go in the opening quarter. Moments later, the Patriots were in business, capitalizing on a Demopolis turnover, and scoring on a 3-yard run by Brian Robinson. The PAT put the Pats on top 13-0. With 4:43 remaining in thee first half, quarterback Chad Hunter Wyatt teamed up with Darnell Webb Jr. on a 20-yard touchdown pass. The PAT was good to push the Hillcrest lead to 20-0. Demopolis came to life with 39 seconds remaining in the first half. Rashad Lynch scored on a 3-yard run and Tyler Overstreet booted the PAT, cutting the deficit to 20- 7. In the third quarter, Hillcrest took advantage of another Tiger turnover, recov- ering Tiger fumble at the 50- yard-line. Wyatt promptly hit Webb with a 33-yard scoring pass, but the PA'r failed and the Pats led 26-7. Demopolis answered w!th a 20-yard scoring pass from quarterback Jamarcus Ezell to Lynch. Overstreet kicked the PAT and the Tigers trailed 26- 14 with 2:29 remaining in the third quarter. The Tigers continued to victimize themselves, tui;ning the ball over on their firstlpos- session of the fourth quarter. Hillcrest quickly turned the miscue into points for a 32-14 lead. Demopolis responded with a 3-yard touchdown run by Lynch and a successful two- point conversion to trail 32- 22. Demopolis successfully executed an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, setting up a 53-yard scoring bomb from Ezell to Antonio Mackins. Overstreet kicked the PAT and the Tigers cut thee lead to 32- 29. Robinson scored on a 32- yard run on the Pats next pos- session to make the final score 39-29. Demopolis hosts the first round of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs Friday against B.C. Rain. Maplesville manhandles Sweet Water 41 - 14 Zac Murphy, #16, carries the ball. Photo by Raycelia A. McIntyre Just as the ball hits the player's hands, Marengo's #9 Wallace Tutt makes the tackle. Photo by Raycelia A. Ralph Langley #2, sees the hole the #50 Carson Ht:ckabee and #52 H3yden Hall make. Photo by Raycelia A. McIntyre Support our Advertisers by Jim DeWitt Marengo Academy (8-1) prepared for the opening round of the AISA Class AA playoffs Friday, Oct. 31, with a 49-0 shutout of Jackson Academy. The Longhorns scored on their opening drive Friday on a 56-yard run by Hayden Huckabee. The PAT failed but the Horns held a quick 6-0 lead. On the Horns' next posses- sion, it was Huckabee again, scoring on a 47-yard run. Huckabee followed with a pass to Alston Dinning for a two-point conversion and a 14-0 lead. Just before the end of the first quarter, Josh Holifield ripped off a 22-yard touch- down run. The PAT was no good, leaving the Horns with a 20-0 lead. The Marengo Academy defense joined the scoring parade in the second quarter when Cason Cook recovered an Eagle fumble and ret,,med it 25 yards for a touchdown. Hayden Huckabee ran in the two-point conversion to put the Horns up 28-0. Late in the second period. Hayden Huckabee scored on a 22-yard run, Kyle Friday boot- ed the PAT and the Horns led 35-0 at the half. The Horns wasted little time in adding to their lead in the .third quarter. Ralph Langley scored on 20-yard run and Friday's PAR increased the lead to 42-0. Weldon Aydelott ended the scoring for the nigh with a 23- yard run and Friday's PAT made it 49-0. Hayden Huckabee turned in a game-high 139 yards on five carries. Aydelot had 70 yards on eight carries, Holifield 54 yards on three carries, Cameron Peppenhorst 36 yards on four carries, and Zac Murphy 33 yards on two car- ties. Hayden Huckabee went 5- of-9 passing for 75 yards. Hayden Hall, Carson Huckabee and Thomas Etheridge anchored the Longhorn defense eight tack- les apiece. Celt 334-217-0622 Marlowe Electric 2206 South Main St. - Linden, AL 36748 Jimmy Waiters l-urn :o rite Experts7 Office 334-295-1904 !!ii!!i!!iii ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, Make Your Gifts Personalized at Sunshine Cleaners! Monagrams available for School Logos, Beach Bags, Towels & Much More!! Main Street, Linden 295-8404 Marengo Academy (8-1) enters the playoffs Friday on an eight-game winning streak after losing to AAA Bessemer Academy, the AISA's second- ranked team, in the season opener. Marengo Academy hosts Springwood Friday at high noon at Linden Athletic Field. The game will be followed at 7 p.m. for an AHSAA Class IA first round matchup with Linden hosting upstart Chickasaw. UWA Baseball Winter Clinic set for Dec. 6 West Alabama Baseball is hosting the UWA Baseball Winter Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Tartt Field on the University of West Alabama campus. The UWA Winter Baseball Clinic is for players ages 9-to- 14. The cost of the camp is $60 and does not include lunch. Instruction in hitting, field- ing, pitching and base running will be led by Tiger coaches and players. Campers should bring a glove, cap, bat, tennis shoes, baseball spikes and wear baseball pants and shorts. Catchers should bring their gear. To register online for the UWA Baseball Winter Clinic go to http://bit.ly/lt94HCw. All participants must sign a waiver form before participat- ing in the Showcase. Participants are encouraged to print and completely fill out the waiver form and bring it with them to the Showcase. The waiver form is available on the UWA Baseball home page or at http://bit.ly/1 nyvk2z. For additional information contact UWA assistant coach Clay Cox at coxc8230@uwa.edu or (254) 855-5453. by Jim DeWitt Class 1A No. 2 Maplesville gave Sweet Water a taste of its own medicine Friday, Oct. 31, dominating the Bulldogs on both side of the football. The Red Devils held Class 2A No. 7 Sweet water score- less offensively and outgained the Dawgs by almost 400 yards in the one-sided contest. The Red Devils (9-0) rushed for 390 yards and added 68 yards passing. After a scoreless first quar- ter, Maplesville scored three touchdowns in the second period. Sweet Water (7-3) got its points with a pair of fourth- quarter defensive touch- downs. Markel Evans returned a pass interception 70 yards for a touchdown and Darius Kilpatrick returned a fumble 60 yards for a toqh- down. The Bulldogswere lim- ited to 67 yards of/6ffense, all on the ground. Both teams host playoff games Friday.. Maplesville will entertains Millry while Sweet Water faces R.C. Hatch. Marengo downs Southern Choctaw 28-14 in season finale by Jim DeWitt Marengo (6-4) closed out its regular season Friday, Oct. 31, on a winning note with a 28-14 win over Choctaw County. The Panther defense con- tributed heavily to the win, ending the season on a five- game winning streak. The success of this team speaks highly of first-year coach Eberne Myrthil and his ability to mold a winner quickly. Myrthil took over for Deadtick Bell, who moved on to Pensacola Booker T. Washington as offensive line coach and athletic director. Myrthil was quick to praise his players and coaches, "especially our seniors," for their efforts and commitment this year. q-lapp3/Veterans' a3/! 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