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First win

Anniston outlasts Cherokee County in third quarter; Brown’s burst, defense gives White first victory as Bulldogs’ head coach

By East Alabama Sports Today

All the scoring was bunch into one quarter, and it was Anniston that got the last one to beat Cherokee County 14-10 and had Rico White his first victory as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

White was promoted from the staff over the summer to replace Eddie Bullock, whose football coaching contract wasn’t renewed after eight seasons.

White boldly predicted a goal of going undefeated in the preseason, but that was dashed on opening night when the Bulldogs fell to Montgomery Catholic 16-9, but they bounced back against the Warriors in their home opener Friday.

All the points were scored in the third quarter. Each time Cherokee County scored, Anniston answered. The Warriors scored first on a 38-yard field goal by German exchange student kicker Martin Maer. Anniston scored last and Charrell Brown’s 60-yard burst proved to be the game-winner.

Brown finished with 182 yards rushing on 11 carries. Carmichael had 73 yards on 14 carries. Carmichael completed nine passes in the game for 108 yards, five to Maliq Myles for 47 yards.

Stubbs rushed for 87 yards for Cherokee County, while quarterback Caden Hubbard rushed for 47 yards.

Anniston 14, Cherokee County 10

Team stats Cher Ann
First downs 11 16
Rushes-yds 33-165 34-275
Passes 9-18-2 9-20-2
Passing yds 28 108
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Punts-avg 6-31.8 5-16.4
Penalties-yds 2-10 2-15

Scoring summary
Cherokee Co. 0 0 10 0 — 10
Anniston 0 0 14 0 — 14

C – Martin Maer 38 FG
A – Tyree Carmichael 5 run (Kevin Escareno kick)
C – K’Von Stubbs 40 run (Martin Maer good)
A – Charrell Brown 60 run (Kevin Escareno kick)

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