Matthew Caldwell

The Auburn High football team will look to extend its undefeated season after building on its win streak last Friday night when the Tigers cruised to a 43-13 win over the Dothan High Wolves. The win extended Auburn’s regular season win streak to 15.

The first quarter was a defensive onslaught, with neither team scoring until Auburn managed a safety in the final two minutes. On the ensuing drive, Auburn’s Amaury Hutchinson scored on a 10-yard carry. The Tigers would miss the extra point, making spread 8-0. 

Dothan would score once before the Tigers added a touchdown pass from Matthew Caldwell to Jazavion Ray with 10 seconds left in the half. The score stood at 15-6 Auburn at halftime.   

Auburn built its lead after the half on a 31-yard run by Hutchinson to make it 22-6 midway through the third quarter. On the following drive, Auburn’s defense took matters into its own hands as defensive lineman Kejuan Cason returned a deflected screen pass back for a touchdown. The score was 29-6 with 4:33 left in the third. Auburn forced a fumble and, on a separate drive, scored once more on the legs of Hutchinson, who carried it in on a 7-yard rush to put the score at 36-6 at the end of the third.    

The Auburn offense took over time of possession in the fourth. 

While Dothan High managed to score ,Auburn had the final laugh as they closed out the game with a nearly seven minute drive before capping it off with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Caldwell to Creighton Williams. Nobody else would score the rest of the game, making the final 43-13. 

“I felt like our second half was a dynamic half,” said head coach Adam Winegarden, who praised the play of Hutchinson, who finished the night with three touchdowns, over 100 yards rushing, and seven tackles. 

The Tigers are now 4-0 and will try to continue their undefeated hopes next week as they take on Jeff Davis High School. Auburn is currently 10-3 over Jeff Davis in the series, having won four straight.

Jeff Davis is currently 0-3 after losses to Sidney Lanier, Lee Montgomery, and Central-Phenix City.  They sit third in Region 2 7-A, while Auburn sits at No. 1.   

“Our guys know each season is like a stair step,” said Coach Winegarden. “We want to have fun and enjoy each game and if we do that we will be in the right spot to be successful.” 

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday in Duck Samford Stadium.

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