E.A. Sports Today

Cubs blank Wellborn

Alexandria converts three turnovers into short touchdown drives, while defense doesn’t yield much in nightcap of Thursday's spring jamboree

Alexandria's Skyler Payne (67) stays with his block to open a hole for Keenan Woodruff. On the cover, Peyton Thrasher (65) lets everyone know Grayson Chaffin in headed for the end zone. (Photos by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

By Brant Locklier
For East Alabama Sports Today

JACKSONVILLE – Alexandria converted three turnovers into short touchdown drives in the first half and its defense didn’t yield much all game as the Valley Cubs blanked Wellborn 30-0 in the second game of Thursday’s spring jamboree doubleheader at Jacksonville State.

The game renewed a longtime rivalry that hadn’t been played in the regular season since 2009 and matched teams that didn't make the playoff despite posting 5-4 records last season.

A Wellborn or Alexandria team had been in the playoffs every year since 1982.

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