Adairsville blanks Haralson; Woodland, Cass drop region games
Mason Boswell scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and threw for another as Adairsville blanked Haralson County in Tallapoosa, 32-0.
Boswell ran for a 16-yard score in the first quarter; connected with Dakota Hughes on a 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter; and added a 30-yard scoring scamper in the third quarter. The Tigers’ quarterback also fumbled at the 2-yard line on a carry that was run in for a touchdown by teammate Daylon Bailey in the first half to give Adairsville a 26-0 lead at the intermission.
Adairsville senior offensive lineman Maddox Teems scored the Tigers other first half touchdown on a one-yard run.
Bryce Burgess rushed for 109 yards on 15 carries for the Tigers. Boswell carried 12 times for 108 yards (2 TDs) and was 4-of-11 passing for 95 yards and one touchdown.
Dakota Hughes and Savaun Henderson led the Tigers’ defense with 10 and 11 tackles, respectively.
Haralson County falls to 1-8 overall and 0-4 in Region 6-AAA-South with the loss.
Adairsville (5-4, 2-2) will be the 3rd seed from Region 6-AAA-South next Friday and travel to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Region 6-AAA-North runner up, for a region playoff game. The winner advances to the Class AAA state playoffs.
KELL 21, WOODLAND 12
Woodland gave playoff bound Kell a tussle Friday night in the Wildcats' final home game of the year, but came up short in the Region 7-AAAAA matchup, 21-12.
Brody Williams scored the first of his two touchdowns on a three-yard run in the opening quarter and Kell’s Evan Conley connected with Blake Simpson with 2:45 left in the first quarter.
A scoreless second period left Kell with a 7-6 lead at the break.
The visiting Longhorns took a 14-6 lead with 6:50 remaining in the third quarter on a long touchdown run by Dre Houston, but the Wildcats bounced right back.
Woodland’s Titus Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 86 yards to the Kell five yard line and Brody Williams punched it in the end zone with a short run to narrow the margin to 14-12 after the two-point conversion attempt failed.
A 59-yard screen pass from Conley to Houston with 7:11 left in the game supplied Kell’s final score.
Kell improved to 5-4 overall and 5-2 in region play.
Woodland (3-6, 2-5) closes out the season next Friday at top-ranked Rome.
VILLA RICA 42, CASS 7
Visiting Villa Rica scored on its first three possessions and the Wildcats’ defensive penetration limited Cass most of the night in a 42-7 decision at Cass’ Doug Cochran Stadium.
Villa Rica (5-5, 3-5) got first half touchdown runs from Deshante Holloway (20-yards), Phillip Zachery (40-yards), and Brandon Shackleford (55-yards) to go with a 67-yard touchdown strike from Kelvin Stevenson to Mecose Todd to take a 28-0 lead at halftime.
Terry Joiner scooped up a fumbled punt snap and raced 35 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 35-0 lead and Todd added a 51-yard touchdown run with 5:13 left in the third quarter.
Villa Rica kicker Luke Darby successfully added all six PATs.
Cass drove 98 yards late in the third quarter for the Colonels’ only score. Logan Nelson connected with Cameron Gonyea for an 11-yard touchdown pass and Kaleb Speights added the extra point.
Cass (0-9, 0-7) hosts Carrollton next Friday.