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Valley Cubs clinch region

Alexandria gets big contributions from both sides of the ball to rout Moody, clinch first region title since 2012

Alexandria's bench erupts onto the field after the Valley Cubs beat Moody to clinch their first region title since 2012.

Alexandria’s bench erupts onto the field after the Valley Cubs beat Moody to clinch their first region title since 2012.

By East Alabama Sports Today

MOODY — Alexandria got a region championship and coach Frank Tucker got the customary water-cooler shower.

The seventh-ranked Valley Cubs rushed for 403 yards and its defense returned all three of its interceptions for first-half touchdowns in a 56-14 rout of Moody that clinched the Class 5A Region 6 title, their first region crown since 2012.

“It’s a great win for our kids,” Tucker said.

Keenan Woodruff rushed for 114 yards, Jamal Tucker rushed for 108, both scored two touchdowns and Cain Heath returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the first half.

Boosted by a big opening kickoff, Moody opened the scoring in the first minute of the game, but the Valley Cubs scored the next three touchdowns of the quarter and the rout was on.

Woodruff scored on runs of 35 and 10 yards. Tucker scored on runs of 21 and 52 yards. Heath’s interception returns covered 33 and 53 yards. Quentin Bowie’s 18-yard interception return gave the Valley Cubs the lead for good.

“Those defensive touchdowns really helped us as our offense was struggling a bit in the first half,” Tucker said.

Alexandria 56, Moody 14

Alexandria 22 14 13 7 — 56
Moody 7 7 0 0 — 14

M – Gabe Webb 7 run (Ashton Carter kick), 11:05 1Q
A – Jamal Tucker 21 run Jacob Heathcock run), 7:50 1Q
A – Quentin Bowie 18 interception return (Trey Primm kick), 3:29 1Q
A – Cain Heath 33 interception return (Primm kick), 2:04 1Q
M – Webb 10 run (Carter kick), 11:33 2Q
A – Keenan Woodruff 35 run (kick failed), 2:10 2Q
A – Heath 53 interception return (J. Tucker pass from Luke Tucker), 0:41 2Q
A – J. Tucker 52 run (Primm kick), 4:44 3Q
A – Woodruff 10 run (kick failed), 8:08 3Q
A – Grayson Chaffin 1 run (Primm kick), 9:05 4Q

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