Friday night roundup: Wellborn, Jacksonville, Handley, Wadley dominate
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Wellborn 45, Vincent 6

VINCENT — Wellborn regained its footing after a Week 1 loss to handle Vincent with ease 45-6 on Friday night.

The Panthers (1-1) rushed for 541 yards in the Class 2A, Region 6 opener with tailback Kevin Mixon leading the way with 258 yards. Mixon also scored three touchdowns.

Quarterback Landon Machristie got things started for Wellborn, scoring an early touchdown, then the Panthers never looked back.

Chantz Goodman rushed for 109 yards and two scores.

Devron Taylor returned an interception 66 yards for a score, as well.

The only success Vincent was able to have on offense came late in the game when the Yellow Jackets (1-1) scored from 61 yards out to get on the board.

Jacksonville 40, Hokes Bluff 20

HOKES BLUFF — A three-touchdown third quarter helped lift Jacksonville to a road win.

Jacksonville led 21-13 at halftime before striking for 19 points and a dominating lead.

Sid Thurman rushed 23 yards for a touchdown. Jackson Bell followed with a 50-yard run for a score. Then Dominique Thomas added a 65-yard scoring run to put Jacksonville ahead 40-13.

Thomas added a 4-yard run in the first quarter. Bell had a 4-yard touchdown run in the opening period. Bell also tossed an 11-yard scoring pass to Thurman.

Thomas finished with 169 rushing yards on 23 carries, while Bell gained 116 on 14 attempts. He also completed 5 of 10 passes for 61 yards.

Lavontae LaCount intercepted a pair of passes for Jacksonville.

Handley 35, Holtville 14

ROANOKE — Jerreion Williams rushed for a couple of touchdowns as Handley High scored its first win of the year, beating Holtville 35-14.

Damian Harris and Malik Meadows each rushed for a touchdown, and Cody Foster tossed a scoring pass to Connor Smith.

Handley led 35-0 before Holtville managed a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes, including one on the return of a blocked punt.

Handley broke out with a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Smith latched onto an 18-yard touchdown pass from Cody Foster. Williams then rushed 5 yards for a score.

In the second period, Handley added two more scores. Williams rushed 8 yards for a touchdown, and Harris added a 2-yarder.

Meadows added a touchdown in the third period on a 6-yard run.

Hudson Burns attempted five extra points and made them all. Harris led Handley (1-1) in rushing with 89 yards on 11 carries, while Meadows added 72 on 13 attempts.

Ranburne 33, Pleasant Valley 32

RANBURNE — Dylan Tullis scored two touchdowns, including one in overtime, to give Ranburne the victory 33-32.

Pleasant Valley led 26-19 going into the fourth quarter behind the play of Drew Lewiski, who accounted for all of the Raiders’ touchdowns. However, Ranburne tied it when Tullis scored on a 6-yard run and Jake Howle kicked an extra point.

In overtime, Ranburne got the ball first, and Tullis rushed 9 yards to the Pleasant Valley 1, then scored on a 1-yard run. Howle kicked the extra point.

Pleasant Valley scored on two plays, with Lewiski scoring from five yards out, and tried a 2-point run. But Devin Rehberg stopped the play about a half-yard from the end zone.

G.W. Caldwell scored a pair of touchdowns for Ranburne, and Dylan Wiggins completed 11 of 19 passes for 137 yards, including a 33-yard scoring pass to Brayden Wilson.

Tullis gained 84 rushing yards on 16 carries and caught three passes for 39 yards.

Dalton Wiggins made nine tackles, and Austin Jordan had three, including two sacks.

Lewiski scored four touchdowns, three on the ground, and 122 yards on 12 carriers. Lucas Ford threw for a touchdown and rushed for 57 yards. Dustin Andrews had one reception for 27 yards.

Wadley 40, Verbena 7

WADLEY — Kamaury Avery rushed for 250 yards on only 10 carries and scored five touchdowns in Wadley’s victory.

He scored on runs of 8, 1, 66, 44 and 62 yards. In addition, he caught a pass that gained 43 yards.

Tyrese Sheppard added a 6-yard scoring run to account for the lone touchdown not covered by Avery.

Wadley managed 394 rushing yards on 41 carries.

Wadley managed another 107 yards through the air, as Caleb Calhoun completed 5 of 10 passes. Dakota Brown managed two catches for 52 yards.

Fultondale 54, Ohatchee 12

FULTONDALE — The home team had too much for Ohatchee, downing the Indians 54-12.

After Fultondale (2-0) took a 21-0 lead into intermission, the Wildcats extended their lead to 41-0 before Ohatchee (0-2) got on the board.

The first big play for the visiting Indians came in the third quarter from Jaylyn Spinks, who returned a kickoff 96 yards for the score. After Fultondale scored again, Austin Tucker had Ohatchee back in the end zone with a touchdown.

Tucker led the Indians on the ground with 68 yards on five carries and a score. Spinks finished the game with 54 yards on seven carriers.

Gaylesville 35, Spring Garden 28

SPRING GARDEN — Matt Mullinax rushed for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but Spring Garden fell under a Gaylesville rally.

Spring Garden had a 21-14 lead at halftime and a 28-21 advantage in the third quarter, but Gaylesville got touchdown runs from Gage Davis and Dylan Mitchell to go ahead for good.

For Spring Garden, Kyle Reece had 90 rushing yards and 50 more yards in pass receiving.

Reece and Ben Ivey each rushed for a touchdown.

For Gaylesville, Davis rushed for four touchdowns, covering 49, 26, 21 and 49 yards.

Spring Garden's Quintin Downey had seven tackles and a fumble recovery, while Dalton Kerr added four tackles. Hunter Bondie made two tackles and caused a fumble.

Collinsville 46, Jacksonville Christian 12

COLLINSVILLE — It took seven quarters for someone to score against Collinsville High School’s football team.

In the second game of the year, Collinsville won 46-12, but Jacksonville Christian avoided the shutout and stopped the home team’s scoreless streak.

JCA managed to get on the scoreboard twice in the fourth quarter. Kris Armprester score on a 62-yad pass from Daylon Brackett, and Tyler Blakely scored on a 4-yard run. Both 2-point conversion attempts failed.

Jalyn Martin scored on runs of 61, 20, and 49 yards for Collinsville (2-0, 2-0) in the first half. Tanner Nelson scored on a 37-yard run and also tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leath.

Alexis Sanchez hit 4 of 5 extra-point attempts to set the score at 34-0 at the half.
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