Auburn High

Auburn High kept its undefeated hopes alive last Friday, rolling past Prattville in a shutout, 22-0, win over the Lions. The win extended Auburn’s series win streak to seven, with the Lions not having beaten Auburn since 2009. 

Auburn scored first on the night after the Tigers were able to recover a fumble at the Prattville 22-yard line. The Lions held Auburn to a field goal to make it 3-0. The rest of the first quarter would remain a defensive gridlock as neither team was able to score. 

The second quarter was a tight defensive game as neither offense was able to score. The lone points of the quarter came from the Tiger defense, which, in the final minute of the half, forced their second fumble of the game — this one taken to the house for a touchdown. The score at halftime was 10-0.

Most of the third quarter consisted of punts, but Auburn was able to kick a field goal with three minutes left in the quarter to make it 13-0.  

The Auburn offense took control in the opening drive of the fourth quarter as the Tigers scored on a 2-yard run when Kamarius Hill ran it in for six. The extra point was good to make it 20-0 early in the fourth. Auburn would later intercept a Prattville pass. The offense would punt on the ensuing drive, but it set up the Auburn defense to force a safety in the last five minutes of the game. The game would end 22-0 in Auburn’s favor

The Tigers are now 3-0 and will look to continue their undefeated hopes next week as they take on Dothan High School. It will be the first game between the 2-year-old Dothan High Wolves and the Auburn Tigers.  

Dothan is currently 0-2 after a forfeit loss to Park Crossing and a 42-13 loss to Enterprise. They sit at No. 3 in Region 2 in 7A, while Auburn sits at No.1.  

The game will be played in Rip-Hewes Stadium in Dothan. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.  

 

Lee-Scott looks to pick up first win

The Lee-Scott Academy football team will try to notch the first win of the season on its belt when the Warriors face Pike Liberal Arts on Friday, after falling to Glenwood last Friday 51-7. Glenwood is ranked in the top 10 in the state in AISA football. 

The Warriors remained tough in the first quarter but were not able to stop the offensive juggernaut the Gators brought to the game. A passing and rushing touchdown gave Glenwood the upper hand heading into the second quarter. 

The second quarter was the biggest struggle of the night for Lee-Scott as the Warriors' offense was stopped on every occasion while the defense had trouble containing the Gator offense, as the score was 45-0 at the half. 

The Warriors rallied in the third and fourth quarters, only allowing one score and getting a score for themselves, but the deficit was too much to dig themselves out of. The final was 51-7. 

The bright spots of the game were Lee-Scott’s rushing touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter and the continued effort of quarterback Tate McKelvey.

“He’s a tremendous leader,” said head coach Buster Daniel.

The Warriors are now 0-2 but still remain third in Region 1. They will continue region play next week as they take on Pike Liberal Arts. Lee-Scott won the most recent matchup with a 52-21 win last season. The Warriors lead Pike Liberal Arts 20-10 in overall in the series.  

“We are going back to work and taking this one game at a time. Our toughest three games are the first three so we just have to take this on a game-by-game basis and work hard and get after it," said Daniel.

The game will be played on Dewight Ward Field, the second of Lee-Scott’s three-in-a-row away games. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT. 

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