Demopolis Tigers roll past Paul Bryant

Published 12:25 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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The Demopolis Tigers end their regular season and Senior Night on the right foot as they defeated the Paul Bryant Stampede 43-21 Friday.

While the first quarter passed without a score from either team, the Tigers got the ball rolling in the second quarter with Antonio Cox scoring on a 27-yard run with barely any time gone off the second quarter clock. Jose Tellez kicked the extra point though and put the Tigers up 7-0 with 11:14 to go in the quarter.

Keishawn Rowser added to the Tigers lead next on 63-yard run to the end zone with 5:57 remaining in the first half. Tellez’s PAT kick failed, leaving the score at 13-0.

Jakohri Johnson (left) sets his sights on the Paul Bryant quarterback. Photo by Kathleen Randall.

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The visiting Stampede got on the scoreboard with 0:42 remaining in the second quarter Brandon Gooden ran 7-yards for the touchdown. The PAT from Diego Marquez was good, and the Stampede cut into the Tigers score at 13-7.

The last score of the first half was a field goal by Tellez to put Demopolis up 16-7.

In the third quarter, the Tigers recovered a fumble and returned it for a score with 8:00 to play in the quarter. The PAT attempt was good, putting the Tigers up 23-7.

Midway through the third quarter, the Stampede scored their second touchdown when quarterback Javion Johnson completed a 39-yard pass to Z’vonte Perkins with 5:34 to play in the third quarter. The two-point conversion was good, making the score 23-15.

Antonio Cox looks to run through the Paul Bryant defense last Friday. Photo by Kathleen Randall.





























Cox would score again for the Tigers in the last few minutes of the third quarter when he ran it in from 2-yards out. Tellez’s extra point kick failed, leaving the score as 29-15 with 1:08 to play in the third quarter.

At the 6:21 mark in the fourth quarter, Kevin McElroy 2-yards for the score. The PAT kick was good, increasing the Tigers’ lead to 36-15.

The last score for the Tigers was on a 31-yard run by Carlow James with 3:19 remaining in the game. The extra point attempt was good, making the score 44-15.

The Stampede would get the final score of the game with 0:55 remaining when Johnson competed a 13-yard pass to Joshua Hines. Marquez’s PAT attempt failed, making the final 43-21.

This Friday, the Demopolis Tigers (8-2) will host the Carroll Eagles (4-6) in the first round of the AHSAA 5A playoffs. The Eagles come to Demopolis with a 49-48 loss to Saint James last Friday.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.