WHS Freshmen fall to Opelika, 31-6

Published 2:50pm Monday, October 21, 2013

The Opelika freshmen football team shook the Wetumpka Indians for 31 unanswered points to cement the 31-6 victory Monday at Hohenberg Stadium.

Wetumpka freshmen quarterback DaAndre Williams tried to stiff arm a would-be Opelika tackler in the third quarter. Photo by Cory Diaz
Wetumpka freshmen quarterback DaAndre Williams tried to stiff arm a would-be Opelika tackler in the third quarter. Photo by Cory Diaz

Out of the gate, the Indians pushed the Bulldogs on their heels. With just 1:23 into the contest, Wetumpka quarterback DeAndre Williams put his team on the board first with a 35-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed and WHS led 6-0 early on.
Led by quarterback Caleb Florence, the Bulldogs became their march into the red zone on the following drive. The Dawgs had first-and-goal at Wetumpka’s 3-yard-line, but the defense disrupted their offensive attack and forced a turnover-on-downs at the 1.
On the next play, an Indian was flagged for holding in the end zone, resulting in a safety for Opelika. WHS now led 6-2 with 6:37 before the half and OHS getting the ball right back.
And the Dawgs made Wetumpka pay, as it rattled off two more scores before the break. With 4:50 to go, OHS’s Anatanavious Butler extended his team’s lead to 10-6 with a run off the right side. Florence connected with Ahmad Butler as time expired to bring the score to 17-6 at halftime.
The third quarter was a scoreless frame, but the Bulldogs closed it out by reaching WHS’s 1 with a down to spare as the quarter closed.
On the last frame’s opening play and on fourth-and-goal, Anatanavious Butler slithered in from 1-yard out to notch Opelika’s 24th unanswered point. OHS would add another score late in the game to close out the scoring at 31-6.
The Wetumpka will play its final game of the season Monday at Prattville with kickoff slated for 5:30 p.m.

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