Tigers wreck Ramblers, stay atop Region 6-AAA standings
Adairsville junior quarterback Jonathan Gough passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Tigers spoiled homecoming for the LaFayette Ramblers Friday night, 49-7.
After Adairsville built an early 14-0 lead, Gough scored on touchdown runs of nine yards and 24 yards in the second quarter to build a 28-0 Tigers’ lead. Just before the intermission, Gough connected with Tre Winters for a 40-yard touchdown pass that put Adairsville up 35-0 at the intermission.
Ethan Blome opened the Tigers’ scoring with an eight-yard touchdown run on a fourth and goal play with just under two minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Cooper Souders made the first of his seven PAT kicks to put the Tigers up 7-0. The scoring play was set up by a 30-yard punt return by Chris Roper to the Ramblers’ 18-yard line.
On Adairsville’s next possession, Gough raced 40 yards on a keeper that set up a 24-yard touchdown run by Roper. The Tigers’ second scoring drive covered 68 yards in just three plays.
Roper picked off a LaFayette pass to stop the Ramblers initial drive of the third quarter. The turnover was turned into more Adairsville points when Gough later connected with Chase Hilburn for a 16-yard score with 4:16 remaining in the period.
In a continuously running clock fourth quarter, Kolt McCord sprinted to a 67-yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers a 49-0 lead and LaFayette’s Sam Hall closed out the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run for the Ramblers. Jason Brown made the PAT kick with 4:30 remaining in the game.
The loss dropped LaFayette to 1-5 on the season and 0-3 in Region 6-AAA.
The win by the Tigers keeps them tied with Coahulla Creek atop the region standings.
Adairsville (5-1, 3-0) travels to Rossville next Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the Ridgeland Panthers.