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AHS Defeats S'boro to Remian in Playoff Hunt

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by Ken Bonner

AHS defeats S'boro to remain in playoff hunt


Published October 17, 2009

SCOTTSBORO — Tyree Roberts gave Albertville the lead for good, but it was the Aggie defense that saved the day Friday night at Trammell Stadium.

Roberts, who finished with 124 yards on 27 carries, capped a six-play 63-yard drive with 2:33 left in the third stanza to break a 14-14 tie. Nathan Spence’s PAT provided the final margin in the Aggies 21-14 win over Scottsboro in the 65th meeting between the two teams.

Albertville improved to 4-4 overall, 3-3 in 5A Region 7 to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. Scottsboro fell to 1-7 and 0-6.

The Aggies win evened the series at 30-30-5.

Scottsboro threatened to tie the game driving to a first and goal at the Albertville 2-yard line late after the ensuing kickoff. Wildcat quarterback Khaleem Jones, who finished the night with 121 yards on 14 carries, was stopped short on fourth-and-goal from the 1.

“I’m proud to be a Wildcat tonight,” Scottsboro head coach Freddie Tidmore said. “There is so much frustration. But our kids played hard. They kept fighting all night long.”

Dareon Thompson got Albertville on the board with 3:41 remaining in the opening quarter when he hauled in a 2-yard pass from junior quarterback Michael Reeves to cap a four-play, 20-yard drive that was set up by a Scottsboro fumble. Spence made it 7-0.

Scottsboro answered in the second period. Zach Mardis finished a 70-yard, three-play yard when he burst up the middle and ran untouched 64 yards for the score. Tim Koch tied it at 7-7.

The Aggies responded driving 59 yards in nine plays after the ensuing kickoff. T.J. Vines hauled in an 11-yard pass from Reeves for the score with 48 seconds left before intermission. Spence made it 14-7.

Reeves finished the night 11-of-20 passing for 171 yards. He threw one interception. Vines caught five passes for 102 yards.

Jones scored on Scottsboro’s first play of the second half when he ran 80 yards on the counter option for the score. Koch evened it at 14.

Scottsboro finished with 239 yards rushing on 39 carries. Mardis ran 15 times for 116 yards.

Albertville picked up 151 yards on the ground to finish with 322 yards of total offense.

Scottsboro fumbled five times, losing two. Albertville lost a pair of fumbles and the one interception.

The Cats were penalized four times for 30 yards. The Aggies drew five flags for 41 yards.

Scottsboro winds up region play at Fort Payne next Friday. Albertville faces Arab on senior night

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