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Central-Clay County pulls away from Cleburne County, Randolph County gets first win in new region, Dupree leads Cherokee County

Randolph County's Trent Lane pushes across the line for a touchdown in the Tigers' 20-7 win over Glencoe. (Photo by Jeremy Wortham/Tiger Den Photography)

Randolph County’s Trent Lane pushes across the line for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 20-7 win over Glencoe. (Photo by Jeremy Wortham/Tiger Den Photography)

By East Alabama Sports Today

LINEVILLE – The home team was looking for a little spark. It found it right in the middle of the second quarter.

The Volunteers of Central-Clay County were locked in a back-and-forth region battle with Cleburne County, but their fortunes changed in just about 90 seconds.

The Volunteers won the game 36-14, but they didn’t seize control until two big returns put them over the top. Shamari Simmons dashed 82 yards with a punt return to tie the game and Davyn Flenord brought an interception back 32 yards to give them the lead.

It was pretty much all Volunteer work after that.

Camerun Peoples was the Volunteers’ leading rusher with 187 yards and two second-half touchdowns. Quarterback Ben Street completed five of seven passes for 70 yards and a 28-yard touchdown to Shamari Simmons.

Central-Clay Co. 36, Cleburne County 14

Cleburne County 14 0 0 0 — 14
Central-Clay Co. 7 13 3 13 — 36

Cleb – Chad Brown 16 pass from Brock Swafford (PAT kick), 6:55 1Q
Clay – Shamari Simmons 28 pass from Ben Street (Dawson Harry kick), 6:07 1Q
Cleb – Json Henson 1 run (PAT kick), 2:06 1Q
Clay – Shamari Simmons 82 punt return (Dawson Harry kick), 7:05 2Q
Clay – Davyn Flenord 32 interception return (kick failed), 5:39 2Q
Clay – Dawson Harry 38 FG, 1:48 3Q
Clay – Camerun Peoples 36 run (kick failed), 10:10 4Q
Clay – Camerun Peoples 6 run (Dawson Harry kick), 3:40 4Q

Team stats Cleb Clay
First downs 13 14
Rushes-yds 22-131 33-229
Passing 11-27-2 3-5-0
Passing yds 112 70
Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1
Punts-avg NA 2-26.0
Penalties-yds 5-35 7-70

CHEROKEE COUNTY 33, ONEONTA 7

ONEONTA – Tyren Dupree rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score as Cherokee County kept pace with Jacksonville as the only undefeated teams left in Class 4A Region 5 play.

Dupree scored the Warriors’ two first-quarter touchdowns on runs of 6 and 28 yards. He later threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Quartez Henderson.

Sidney Perry didn’t run the ball often, but he was effective when he did – five carries for 86 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown burst.

Kicker James Sewell also got into the act, hitting a pair of field goals, the second from 42 yards.

Cherokee County 33, Oneonta 7

Cherokee County 13 3 14 3 — 33
Oneonta 0 0 0 7 — 7

CC – Tyren Dupree 6 run (kick failed)
CC – Tyren Dupree 28 run (James Sewell kick)
CC – James Sewell 21 FG
CC – Sidney Perry 73 run (James Sewell kick)
CC – Quartez Henderson 12 pass from Tyren Dupree (James Sewell kick)
CC – James Sewell 43 FG
O – Sincere Baker 44 run (Tyler Thomas kick)

Team stats Cher One
First downs 14 9
Rushes-yds 36-267 33-145
Passing 10-15-0 3-12-1
Passing yds 56 24
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Punts-avg 3-31.7 7-31.7
Penalties-yds 9-80 2-15

AREA GAMES
Wadley 33, Ragland 27
Talladega County Central 48, Victory Christian 19
Spring Garden 52, Valley Head 6
Horseshoe Bend 45, Ranburne 28
Lafayette 64, Woodland 0
Westbrook Christian 42, Section 0
Randolph County 20, Glencoe 7
Cherokee County 33, Oneonta 7
Munford 36, Tallassee 22
Handley 14, Leeds 7
Central-Clay County 36, Cleburne County 14
Lincoln 19, Valley 14
Beauregard 55, Talladega 6

You could see details from each of these team’s games if a representative from the teams involved would reach out to East Alabama Sports Today. Contact the site at musky@wrightmediacorp.com to learn how



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