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Peoples passes Oxford to another win; also includes Anniston, Alexandria, White Plains, Wadley

Oxford quarterback Abe Peoples (2) shows off his passing skills in a recent game. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

Oxford quarterback Abe Peoples (2) shows off his passing skills in a recent game. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

By East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD – Abe Peoples completed 10 of 14 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores as the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets went to 3-0 for the first time under coach Ryan Herring.

It’s the first time they have won their first three games on the field since 2009. The 2011 team started 4-0, but its third victory was actually a loss that was later overturned.

Peoples threw both of his touchdown passes to Hareem Averitte (23 and 35 yards) and ran 51 and 5 yards for his other scores. Tyetus Smith-Lindsey rushed for 118 yards and a tournament and returned a punt 42 yards for another. Keaton Borrelli kicked five of six extra points.

Ashville 15, Anniston 6

Quarterback Landon Cornutt ran for two touchdowns and the Ashville defense held Anniston to 83 yards of net offense.

When Anniston lost its starting quarterback in the jamboree game, Bulldogs coach Eddie Bullock was focused on having a replacement comfortable for the region opener. Marrio Dobbins was effective last week against Sylacauga but Friday he was thrown for minus-9 yards of net rushing and passed for just 20 yards on seven completions.

Jeremy McCants was Anniston’s leading rusher with 48 yards. Quentavius Gordon and Lamont Hollis were Anniston’s leading tacklers with 12 apiece. Jaedon Woods had 11.

Ashville 15, Anniston 6

Ashville 0 2 7 6 — 15
Anniston 0 0 6 0 — 6

AS – Safety
AS – Landon Cornutt 36 run (PAT kick)
AN – L.J. Heard 27 run (PAT failed)
AS – Landon Cornutt run (kick failed)

Arab 20, Alexandria 14

If anyone at Lou Scales Stadium had forgotten Drew Hudson grew up in Calhoun County, he reminded them in a big way.

The former White Plains multi-sport athlete who left when his dad got the Arab baseball job returned to the county with his new team and scored one touchdown and kicked a pair of field goals. He scored on a 3-yard run and kicked field goals of 20 and 35 yards.

He single-handedly staked the Knights to a 10-0 first-quarter lead with a 3-yard touchdown run and a 20-yard field goal. He also kicked a 35-yarder late in the third quarter to extend their lead.

Quentin Bowie’s 3-yard touchdown run got the Valley Cubs to within 20-14. They got the ball back with 3:30 to play, but with a lineup limited by injury, they couldn’t move the ball.

Woodruff led the Valley Cubs in rushing with 103 yards. Bowie had 70 on nine carries.

Arab 20, Alexandria 14

Arab 10 0 3 7 — 20
Alexandria 0 0 8 6 — 14

Ar – Drew Hudson 20 FG, 7:36 1Q
Ar – Drew Hudson 3 run (Drew Hudson PAT), 3:12 1Q
Al – Keenan Woodruff 47 run (Quentin Bowie), 10:39 3Q
Ar – Drew Huson 35 FG, 3:10 3Q
Ar – John Brazelton 9 run (Drew Hudson kick), 9:34 4Q
Al – Quentin Bowie 3 run (run failed), 5:46 4Q

Oneonta 21, White Plains 14

Blake Roszell threw for White Plains’ first touchdown and Payton Morgan ran for its other in the second half. Roszell completed six passes for 72 yards and rushed for 24 yards. Morgan was the Wildcats’ leading rusher with 59 yards. Alex Howard rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries.

Wadley 59, Appalachian 7

WADLEY – Tyrese Sheppard rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns, while junior quarterback Connor Fordham accounted for 194 total yards and two scores as the Bulldogs overran their second straight opponent.

In another Randolph County game, Reeltown held Woodland without a first down and to minus-29 yards of net offense in a 42-6 win.

Coby Nunn (7) looks for running room in Wadley's  victory over Appalachian Friday night. (Photo by Christy Fordham)

Coby Nunn (7) looks for running room in Wadley’s victory over Appalachian Friday night. (Photo by Christy Fordham)

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