Brantley, CCA, Luverne advance in victory

Published 10:34 am Monday, September 4, 2023

All four home-town teams prevailed under the Friday night lights. 

Brantley wins over Houston County

The Brantley School emerged victorious in their home game against Houston County, winning 19-13 Friday night.

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The Bulldogs put the first points of the evening on the board. Halfway into the fourth quarter, Brantley was ahead 19-7. 

Senior Janyies Tyson returned a fumble, running 35 yards for a touchdown early in the game. A 40-yard punt return and 18-yard touchdown run sealed the Bulldogs lead, closing the gap to 19-13 with just under five minutes left in the game. Geneva would not score again. 

Junior Trey Pitman gained 95 rushing yards for the Bulldogs and Axton Saunders made three on kick returns. Saunders also completed seven of the Bulldogs’ 17 tackles – five solo and two assists.

The Bulldogs are 1-1 for the season and will travel to meet Elba High School on Sept. 15.

Cougars defeat Chiefs

Crenshaw Christian Academy (CCA) defeated The Lakeside School in Eufaula in a shutout 29-7 in conference play Friday night.

Lakeside placed the first points on the board in the first half. It would be the only touchdown for the Chiefs, currently 2-1 three games into the season. Going into the fourth quarter, the Cougars led 14-7.

The victory was the Cougars’ first region away-game win, and the third overall for the season to date, bringing CCA to second place ranking in the Alabama Independent School Association Class A Region 1 standings.

Senior Brayden Moore made 167 total yards, 108 rushing and 59 passing to help his team achieve the victory, earning three of the four touchdowns. Senior Drake Mills gained both two point conversions during the game.

The Cougars face Chambers Academy in a home non-conference game on Sept. 8.

Luverne crushes Geneva County

The Luverne School won Friday night’s non-conference game against Geneva County 37-0 Friday night.

Seniors Dee Smith, Mason Miller, Myrez Gross and Tavion Rainey each scored one of the Tigers’’ four touchdowns. Miller also gained the most total yards in the game for a total of 55 of the Tigers’ 143 yards earned.

Junior John McMillian made the most tackles – ten with six solos and four assists.

At halftime, the score remained 23-0. By the end of the third quarter, The Tigers led 37-0 and Geneva could not recover.

The Tigers are 2-0 advancing into the season and will host Barbour County at home on Sept. 8.

Highland Home defeats Ariton

The Flying squadron played a shutout victory over 0-2 Ariton, winning 35-7 in a non-conference game. They will travel to meet Goshen on Sept. 8.