High School Football Recap: Week 3
In the first region games of the season across west Alabama, Tuscaloosa County fell just shy of a big region win while Hillcrest and Demopolis flexed their muscles Friday night.
Thompson 10 Tuscaloosa County 3
Tuscaloosa County fell a touchdown shy of getting a key region win and remaining undefeated. Both defenses dominated throughout the game. TCHS managed one first down in the first half but trailed only 3-0 at halftime. Frederick Evans ran the opening kickoff of the second half 69 yards which set up an Ethan Walden 28-yard field goal to tie the game at 3-3. Thompson scored a third quarter touchdown and iced the game in the fourth quarter with a pair of interceptions.
Hillcrest 49 Northridge 17
The Hillcrest Patriots made quick work of the Northridge Jaguars in the first region game of the season for both teams. Hillcrest signal caller Cole Frederick connected on 7 of 13 pass attempts for 218 yards along with a rushing touchdown. Alabama commit Brian Robinson totaled 101 yards rushing on 9 carries with three touchdowns in a half of play.
Paul Bryant 33 Brookwood 14
Junior running back Gary Quarles gained 193 on 17 carries with three scores to lift Paul Bryant to their first victory of the season. Quarles opened the scoring with a 61-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter. Brookwood was held scoreless until the final nine minutes of the contest when they added two late touchdowns.
Demopolis 44 Central 0
The struggles continue for the Central Falcons as the Demopolis Tigers took control early and never looked back. Demopolis running back A.J. Jackson recorded four rushing touchdowns in the first half on runs of 7, 17, 4 and 2 yards. The Tigers added a safety to take a 30-0 halftime lead. Demopolis quarterback Logan McVay completed the scoring in the second half with scoring runs of 70 yards and 1 yard.
Scores around West Alabama
Montevallo 14 American Christian 7
West Blocton 28 Sipsey Valley 21
Oak Grove 50 Holt 7
Northside 42 Hale County 14
Pickens County 59 Holy Spirit 0
Bibb County 33 Greensboro 16
Aliceville 48 Keith 8
Fayette County 20 Good Hope 0
Berry 71 Brilliant 22
Hubbertville 24 South Lamar 14
Phil Campbell 51 Lamar County 20
Sheffield 28 Sulligent 25
Greene County 20 Good Hope 0
Thorsby 23 Francis Marion 8
Sumter Central 37 Marbury 13
Morgan Academy 42 Tuscaloosa Academy 30 (AISA)
Monroe Academy 28 Marengo Academy 14 (AISA)
Cornerstone Christian 41 Sumter Academy 0 (AISA)
Jackson Academy 40 Southern Academy 14 (AISA)