Deshler scored twice in the second half to break a halftime tie and end Anniston’s season with a 21-7 victory.
The Bulldogs finished 6-5 under first-year coach Rico White, improving from a 2-8 finish a year ago. They finished third in 4A, Region 6 at 5-2 in region play, their best region finish since 2011.
After Deshler made a goal-line stand, Channing Marmann threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Samuel Almon to put Deshler up 13-7 at 9:24 of the third quarter. Marmann’s 79-yard pass to Hayden Stutts provided the final margin at 11:46 of the fourth quarter.
Anniston led 7-0 after quarterback Tyree Carmichael hooked up with Jimmy Felton on a 60-yard touchdown pass at 8:59 of the first quarter.
Kam Pritchard’s 1-yard run tied the game at 0:36 of the first quarter.