James rushes into Super 6 record books, Tigers roll to 5A title
TUSCALOOSA – Damarcus James set a Class 5A Super 6 record with 293 rushing yards, leading Demopolis to a 27-14 win against Russellville in the AHSAA Class 5A final on Thursday night.
James had 201 yards in the first half and ended up with the second-best rushing total in Super 6 history.
Senior safety Anthony Hardy’s 74-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the third quarter clinched the victory for Demopolis (12-3), which last won the state title in 2004.
Russellville junior running back Brent Calloway led the Golden Tigers (12-3) with 142 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
Demopolis junior quarterback Ben Pettus connected on 3 of 4 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns. He threw a 48-yard score to Larry Cobb in the second quarter and followed up with a 59-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Wallace in the third
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