Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 3, 2007
Sweet Water beats third-ranked opponent in Tuscaloosa
Sweet Water traveled to Tuscaloosa and dominated a No. 4 ranked 2A opponent on their own turf. The Bulldogs almost shut American Christian Academy out, except for a single touchdown by the Patriots in the second quarter of the group&8217;s 40-7 loss.
The Bulldogs dominated with 23 first downs to ACA&8217;s 12 and 481 passing yards en route to their 547-yard total in the game. The Patriots managed 218 total yards, most of which came off 132 yards in the air &8212; the group completed 11 of 13 but threw interceptions.
Leading rushers were Anthony Landrum, with 21 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns, Johnny Lockett, with 87 yards and a touchdown, and Demarcus Williams, with nine carries for 97 yards.
&8212; Gary Curtis
Linden Patriots coast through second half against Coffeeville High School
The Linden High School Patriots visited the end zone quite a bit in the first half of their road game against Coffeeville High School and coasted through the second half scoreless on the way to their 41-13 win.
The Patriots came out big in the first quarter, picking up 35 of those points and holding Coffeeville scoreless. Both teams scored in the second quarter, and Coffeeville finished up the point gathering in the fourth with six.
Linden had 14 first downs while holding Coffeeville to five, and rushed for 207 yards on 22 carries to Coffeeville&8217;s 21 carries for 26 yards. Coffeeville stayed with the Patriots through the air, racking up 109 yards off of three completions from 11 attempts to Linden&8217;s five catches off of five throws for 117 yards.
The Patriots Darius Fountain lead the ground attack with 47 yards off of two carries and Gary Williams lead the receiving core with three receptions and a touchdown.
&8212; Brandon Glover
Sunshine tops rival Greensboro
in area action gridiron play
No. 4 seed in 4A Region 4, Sunshine High School beat out their neighbors to the north and rival, Greensboro High School Friday night 24-14.
Now the Tigers from Newbern begin preparation for their first playoff game next Friday. The group heads on the road to face off against Brantley.
&8212; Brandon Glover