JD Davis scored three touchdowns to lead Talladega County Central past Ragland 22-0 on Friday night.
With the win, the Fighting Tigers improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in Class 1A, Region 5.
After a scoreless first quarter, Davis put TC Central on the board with a 49-yard touchdown run for a 6-0 lead with 4:03 left in the half.
“Ragland came in and played a very hard game,” Fighting Tigers head coach Chris Mahand said. “They surprised us just a little bit with their aggressiveness. To win the game, we had to fight.”
The score remained the same until the fourth quarter, when the Fighting Tigers scored two touchdowns to seal the win.
With 4:13 left, Davis scored on a 25-yard run. Lachaunt Prince converted the two-point conversion to make it 14-0.
TC Central’s Jayden Jones recorded an interception to set up TC Central’s final scoring drive .
Davis capitalized off the Purple Devil miscue with a 73-yard touchdown run with 2:24 to go. Jaylon Swain converted the two-point conversion to make it 22-0.
“(Davis) is an exceptional athlete,” Mahand said. “He’s stepped into the role of quarterback this year and he’s taken to it like a fish to water. He’s doing a great job for us just being a sophomore and it being his first year starting at quarterback. We just hope he continues to improve, and as he goes, we go.”
TC Central travels to take on Winterboro next Friday night.
FAYETTEVILLE 17, COOSA CENTRAL 8
The Wolves earned their first victory in one year and 13 days by scoring 17 unanswered points against the Cougars, a 2A, Region 4 opponent, on Friday night.
“I was starting to feel like the Israelites in the middle of a drought,” Fayetteville head coach John Limbaugh said. “It was a tough time. When you go 12 games without a win, it’s very difficult. Thank the Lord we got the ‘W.’ Our kids worked hard.”
Trailing 8-0 in the second quarter, the Wolves got three points from kicker Levi Phillips, who kicked a field goal from beyond 30 yards, according to Limbaugh.
Fayetteville quarterback Blake Machen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 21-yard run before halftime to put the Wolves up 10-8.
Wolves running back Jon Dalton Pate added a 3-yard run in the second half to extend the lead.
Fayetteville will have two weeks to prepare for a home matchup against its Week 5 opponent, Holy Spirit.
B.B. COMER 40, GLENCOE 7
The Tigers cruised to a 3A, Region 6A victory over the Wildcats during which head coach Adam Fossett’s players did a little bit of everything.
“It was good to come out and play the way we did,” Fossett said. “We scored in all phases of the game. We scored on offense, defense and special teams. That was one of our goals this season ... to make sure we’re better prepared in all aspects.”
Entering the second half with a 14-7 lead, the Tigers returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.
“That was a huge turning point for us,” Fossett said.
Defensive end Coby McCain returned an interception for a touchdown. Jason McMillion added a pair of rushing TDs, while Rapheale Johnson chipped in a rushing touchdown.
The Tigers will travel to face Randolph County on Friday.
SHOALS CHRISTIAN 27, ALABAMA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 24
The Flame scorched the Silent Warriors with a 19-point fourth quarter.
Eighth-grader Kenan Jones scored two of Shoals Christian’s touchdowns in the final stanza with a 42-yard run and a 76-yard kickoff return. The second touchdown served as the go-ahead score.
Jonathan Grasty added a 23-yard touchdown run to give the Flame a 27-18 lead.
ASD running back Michael Paige sandwiched a 76-yard kick return touchdown between the two scores by Jones. Cory McKinnie scored the final touchdown of the game for ASD, but the two-point conversion attempt failed.
The Silent Warriors led the Flame 12-8 after three quarters. Running back Edmund Wilkins scored ASD’s first points of the game in the second quarter on an 18-yard run. McKinnie returned an interception 75 yards in the third period.
ASD will host the Indiana School for the Deaf on Friday at 7 p.m.