October 7, 2017 3:37:11 PM
From Special Reports
HATCH, Ala. -- Aliceville High School clinched a spot in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A playoffs with a 46-18 prep football win over Hatch in Class 2A, Region 4 play Friday night.
Aliceville (4-2, 4-0 region) enjoyed a big night from Zavien Wilkins. Wilkins ran 17 times for 227 yards, with touchdown runs of 43 and 88 yards.
Kavon McGraw threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Matthew Clark and also scored on a 25-yard run.
The Yellow Jackets also had two defensive scores. Elijah Plott returned an interception 48 yards for a score, while Justice Craig had a fumble recovery in the end zone for a score.
Avery Bishop led Aliceville with 11 total tackles and two sacks. Markevion Rice added eight tackles and two sacks.
Aliceville can clinch the region title with a home win over Thorsby (5-0, 3-0) Friday night. The Yellow Jackets will clinch home field for a first-round playoff game by either beating Thorsby Friday or winning at Billingsley (2-5, 1-2) on Oct. 27.
Lamar County 21, Red Bay 12: At Vernon, Alabama, the Bulldogs won their fifth straight overall while clinching a spot in the Class 2A playoffs with this Class 2A, Region 8 win.
Lamar County (5-2, 4-0) received rushing touchdowns from Taye Buchanan, Ric Rogers and Isaac Whittle. Buchanan scored on a 75-yard run, while Whittle scored on a 30-yard run. Rogers had a 2-yard quarterback sneak.
Lamar County will be open this week. The Bulldogs then play at Sheffield (2-5, 2-2) before hosting Sulligent (5-1, 3-0) to close out region play.
Sulligent 52, Mars Hill Bible 20: At Sulligent, Alabama, the Blue Devils moved to 3-0 with a victory in AHSAA Class 2A, Region 8 play.
For Sulligent (5-1, 3-0), Jaron Scott passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another score. Scott hit Hayden Nolen twice and Ethan Carter once through the air. Scott also scored on a 2-yard run.
Tyreke Metcalfe ran for 103 yards with two touchdowns (20-yard run and 50-yard run), while Delandon Broyles had a 40-yard punt return touchdown. Austin Hollis kicked a 35-yard field goal.
Sulligent (0-7, 0-3) plays at Hatton in region play Friday night. A win there clinches a playoff berth.
Pickens County 73, Brilliant 0: At Reform, Alabama, the Tornadoes moved to 3-0 in AHSAA Class 1A, Region 5 play.
Pickens County (5-1, 3-0) posted its second straight shutout while riding the momentum from a 6-0 victory over rival Aliceville.
Pickens County plays host South Lamar (6-1, 4-0) with the region lead on the line Friday night.
South Lamar 42, Marion County 7: At Millport, Alabama, the Stallions set up their huge showdown with Pickens County by reeling off another AHSAA Class 1A, Region 5 win.
South Lamar (6-1, 4-0) clinched a playoff berth with the win.
Herachio Washington ran for 92 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown, to lead South Lamar. Buster Griffin ran for 74 yards, with touchdown scores of 29 and 15 yards.
Jarrett Bryant added an 8-yard touchdown run, while Jasper Deason scored on a 2-yard run. Jack Dowdle hit Gary Stripling with a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Bryant also led the defense with 11 total tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
The Stallions wrap up the region championship by winning at Pickens County (5-1, 3-0) Friday night.
Pickens Academy 38, Southern Academy 6: At Greensboro, Alabama, the Pirates won their third straight in Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) play.
For Pickens Academy, Grady McGlawn scored three touchdowns on runs of 19 and 77 yards and an 85-yard catch from Hamner Allen. Riley Harcrow had a 73-yard touchdown run, while Seth Peeks added a 35-yard interception return for touchdown.
Hamner Allen ran for a conversion and threw to Lee Acker for another. Harcrow and Peeks also added conversions.
Harcrow finished with 112 yards on nine carries, while McGlawn had 98 yards on two carries.
Harcrow also led the defense with 10 tackles, while John Bradley Seymer and Acker each added seven tackles apiece.
Pickens Academy (5-2, 0-2 AISA Class AA, District 2) will play at Jackson Academy (5-3, 1-2) in district play Friday night.
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