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September 20, 2014

Sylacauga rallies, defeats Springville 24-20

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Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:32 am

SPRINGVILLE – The Sylacauga Aggies are now 2-0 on the season, after coming from behind to beat the Springville Tigers 24-20.

Coach Matt Griffith was excited about getting the win, and glad to be 2-0 to start the season.

Springville scored on its first possession to take a 6-0 lead.

On the first play of the second quarter, a 24-yard field goal by the Aggies trimmed the lead to 6-3.

When Springville took a 13-3 lead, the Aggies then drove 76 yards in eight plays to score as quarterback Jordan Daniels scored on a one-yard keeper. The PAT was good to make it 13-10. The key play in the drive was a 41-yard run by Alex Thomason to get the ball down to the Tiger 5-yard line. The halftime score was 13-10.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Aggies scored the second time they had the football in the fourth quarter, driving 85 yards in five plays to take their first lead. The key play in the drive was a 45-yard pass from Daniels to Dexter Averette. Three plays later, Thomason scored on a 33-yard run, and with the PAT, the Aggies were on top 17-13.

Things looked bleak for Sylacauga as Springville scored with 1:34 remaining in the game to take a 20-17 lead.

However, on the ensuing kickoff, Donterio Story raced 90 yards for what turned out to be the winning touchdown, and it gave Sylacauga the 24-20 victory.

“We are young and inexperienced and going through some growing pains,” Griffith said. “But, we are glad to get the win. Springville has some gritty kids.”

Contact Gary Hanner at ghanner@dailyhome.com.

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