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Win for the ages

Roundup: Jacksonville, Alexandria, Ohatchee, Piedmont all pick up wins; PV gets first win of season

Pleasant Valley’s Zeke Curvin rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as the Raiders beat Weaver for their first victory of the season. (Photo by Greg Warren)

Alexandria 50, St. Clair County 7
Cleburne County 47, Munford 20
Cherokee County 21, Anniston 20
Jacksonville 48, White Plains 7
Ohatchee 34, Hokes Bluff 7
Piedmont 56, Glencoe 0
Southside-Gadsden 35, Oxford 17
Pleasant Valley 42, Weaver 22
Saks 34, Wellborn 25
Tabernacle 60, Jacksonville Christian 42
Winterboro 61, Donoho 22

By East Alabama Sports Today

JACKSONVILLE — Jim Ogle returned to the Jacksonville lineup after missing last week’s game to injury and completed 17 of 19 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Eagles’ 48-7 victory over White Plains.

Jacksonville was celebrating its homecoming and recognizing 100 years of football at the school. During those 100 years, the Golden Eagles have enjoyed 49 winning seasons.

Ogle threw two touchdown passes to Jacoby Zackery and one to Q Long. Zackery caught eight passes for 102 yards.

Taj Morris rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Kydric Fisher highlighted Jacksonville’s defensive effort with a 52-yard interception return for touchdown. Tito Canales had seven tackles and two sacks. Long also had seven tackles, with two tackles for loss.

The Golden Eagles remain undefeated all-time against White Plains (9-0).

Jacksonville 48, White Plains 7

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Jacksonville (2-2, 1-1)1421130 —48

J — Jacoby Zackery 16 pass from Jim Ogle (Mason Terrell kick), 7:25 1Q
J — Kydric Fisher 52 interception return (Mason Terrell kick), 4:24 1Q
J — Jacob Zackery 13 pass from Jim Ogle (Mason Terrell kick), 10:30 2Q
W — Walker Osteen 5 run (Hayden Howard kick), 6:16 2Q
J — Taj Morris 4 run (Mason Terrell kick), 5:02 2Q
J — Zay Turner 2 run (Mason Terrell kick), 1:28 2Q
J — Taj Morris 3 run (Mason Terrell kick), 7:51 3Q
J — Q Long 8 pass from Jim Ogle (run failed), 7:05 3Q

Alexandria 50, St. Clair Co. 7

Javais McGhee and Antonio Ross both rushed for a pair of touchdowns and big Damon Parr even got in on the fun as the Valley Cubs remained unbeaten.

Ross, who rushed for 143 yards on only five carries, scored on runs of 70 and 6 yards. McGhee scored on runs of 1 and 25 yards. And Parr, a 330-pound lineman who lines up in the backfield in the heavy package, scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter.

The Valley Cubs have outscored their first three opponents 137-35.

Alexandria is 10-1 all time against St. Clair County and has never lost to the Saints in the regular season (10-0).

Alexandria 50, St. Clair County 7

St. Clair Co. (0-3, 0-2)0007 —7
Alexandria (3-0, 2-0)142187 —50

A — Javais McGhee 1 run (Cleat Forrest kick), 8:45 1Q
A — Antonio Ross 70 run (Cleat Forrest kick), 3:07 1Q
A — Damon Parr 3 run (Cleat Forrest kick), 9:50 2Q
A — Javais McGhee 25 run (Cleat Forrest kick), 6:36 2Q
A — Antonio Ross 6 run (Cleat Forrest kick), 0:57 2Q
A — Braxton Tucker fumble recovery (Austin West run), 10:03 3Q
A — Takoreion Downie 4 pass from Austin West (Cleat Forrest kick), 11:00 4Q
S — Nigel Dowdell 6 run (PAT good), 2:59 4Q

SCC (7)Alex (50)

Ohatchee 34, Hokes Bluff 7

HOKES BLUFF — Eli Ennis rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns as Ohatchee won its second game in a row and pull into a first place tie in its region, one of only two remaining undefeated teams in its league.

The Indians (2-2, 2-0) are tied with Piedmont atop Class 3A Region 5. Four teams behind them are 1-1.

Ennis scored on runs of 1, 34 and 29 yards as the Indians rushed for 226 yards as a team. It was quite an efficient performance — they were 5-of-7 on third-down conversions.

The defense, meanwhile, held Hokes Bluff to 144 net yards and kept it out of the end zone until the final four minutes of the game.

Ohatchee 34, Hokes Bluff 7

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Hokes Bluff0007 —7

O — Eli Ennis 1 run (run failed), 5:39 1Q
O –Tyler Waters 1 run (Troy Galloway pass from Eli Ennis), 0:29 1Q
O — Eli Ennis 34 run (Troy Galloway pass from Eli Ennis), 5:11 3Q
O — Eli Ennis 29 run (run failed), 2:49 3Q
O — Kyler Vice 8 run (run failed), 7:33 4Q
H — Logan Wiemann 33 pass from Jordan Bradley (Jaden Burns kick), 3:38 4Q

Ohat (34)HB (7)
241st D8

Piedmont 56, Glencoe 0

PIEDMONT – Jack Hayes threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter and accounted for Piedmont’s first four scores to lead second-ranked Piedmont past Glencoe 56-0 Friday night.

Hayes threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Omarion Foster to open the scoring, then followed it with scoring strikes of 15 and 22 yards to Austin Estes. Hayes then opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 15-yard run to give the Bulldogs a 28-0 lead.

“We felt like we had some matchups throwing the football that could work in our favor and we were able to convert,” Piedmont coach Steve Smith said. “I was proud of the way we executed and score the way we able to score.”

Brayden Morgan extended the lead to 35-0 at halftime with a 46-yard touchdown run.

The Bulldogs added three more touchdowns in the second half – a 31-yard run by Parker Thornton on the opening possession of the third quarter, a 49-yard interception return by Gatlyn Gardner and a 3-yaard run by Brodie Homesley in the fourth quarter.

The shutout by the defense was Piedmont’s second of the season and fourth in their current seven-game winning streak over the Yellow Jackets, who were playing under interim head coach Jamison Wadley following Brian Alred’s departure earlier in the week.

With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 2-0 in Class 3A Region 5. They are tied for the region lead with Ohatchee.

“We’re glad to get another region win,” Smith said. “We try to approach each week as that week’s game is the biggest game on the schedule because it’s the next game. I thought we improved in some areas. We have some things we have to clean up, but for the most part we played pretty hard.”

Rickey Garrett (1) was the featured player in Saks’ offense Friday night and he delivered 187 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 34-25 win over Wellborn On the cover, Garrett and quarterback Sean Parnell (7) are a formidable combination. (Photo by Bo Hudgins)

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