INSIDE SATURDAY’S SPORTS EXTRAPublished 1:17am Saturday, September 7, 2013
Wetumpka upends Eagles in region-opener
by Josh Ethridge / Shelby County Reporter
& Griffin Pritchard / The Wetumpka Herald
The Oak Mountain Eagles had no answer for Wetumpka’s rushing attack, as both teams played their first regional games of the season. The Indians took home the victory with the score of 28-6.
“This feels a lot better than the way we started last year,” said Tim Perry, coach of the Indians.
“Last year we were up 14-7 at half and just didn’t hang on. It was good to go out and win on the road. That’s something we struggled with last year. We’ve put together back-to-back wins. This is a great way for us to kick off region play.”
Injuries continue to mount for NHS in loss to rival
By Cory Diaz / Tribune Sports Editor
After a scoreless first half, Loachapoka jumpstarted its offensive assault on rival Notasulga by reaching the end zone on the first possession and adding two more touchdowns in the third en route to a 29-0 victory.
The Blue Devils (1-1, 0-1) and the Indians (2-0, 1-0), both known for their scoring prowess, combined for 208 total yards in the first half. Loachapoka advanced inside Notasulga’s 10-yard-line twice, but fumbled on both trips.
With the Indians ahead 7-0 with 5:32 left in the third, Blue Devil quarterback Alex Woodard injured his left foot and had to turn to sophomore backup Robert Surge.
Also inside: Recaps of Edgewood’s win over Springwood, Tallassee’s win over Bullock County, PCA’s loss to Montgomery Academy, Dadeville’s win over Elmore County and Holtville’s loss to Handley.