October 29, 2017 12:10:45 AM
VERNON, Ala. -- The Sulligent High School football team wrapped up the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A, Region 8 football championship with a 27-7 victory against county rival Lamar County on Friday night at George Bell Stadium.
Sulligent (8-1, 6-0 region) won its fourth-straight game to finish an undefeated run through the region. Lamar County (6-3, 5-1) will finish as the second seed in the region. Both teams will play host to first-round playoff games.
Ethan Carter helped pace Sulligent with 12 rushes for 91 yards. Carter scored on runs of 32 and 5 yards in the fourth quarter.
Also for the Blue Devils, Hayden Nolen scored on a 23-yard pass from Jaron Scott. Scott later scored on a 1-yard keeper.
Tyreke Metcalfe led Sulligent with 15 rushes for 163 yards, while Marco Mastin had 16 carries for 116 yards.
Metcalfe had two interceptions, while C.J. McLemore had one.
Lamar County scored on a 27-yard run by Taye Buchanon.
Sulligent led 7-0 at halftime.
Sulligent will finish the regular season will play Thursday at South Lamar (7-2). Lamar County will play at Winfield (4-6) in its final regular-season game.
n Gordo 38, Greene County 32, 2 OT: At Eutaw, Alabama, the Greenwave survived a double overtime thriller to finish undefeated in AHSAA Class 3A, Region 4 play.
Gordo (8-1, 6-0) has reeled off eight-straight wins after dropping the season opener. Gordo will play host to a first-round playoff game Nov. 10.
Collin Herring scored on a 1-yard touchdown run for the game-winning points.
Greene County scored a touchdown and got the two-point try with 17 seconds remaining to force overtime. Neither team scored in the first overtime.
Xavier Lanier scored on a 75-yard kickoff return and also caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Essie Davis for Gordo. Davis added a 65-yard touchdown run, while Herring also scored from 2 yards out. Will Hankins kicked a 25-yard field goal.
Karon Coleman led Greene County with 366 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Gordo will play host to Pickens County (8-1) on Friday night to end the regular season.
n Aliceville 56, Billingsley 20: At Billingsley, Alabama, the Yellow Jackets put an exclamation point on their regular season by closing out an undefeated season in AHSAA Class 2A, Region 4 play.
Aliceville (6-3, 6-0) will play host to a first-round playoff game Nov. 10 after repeating as region champions.
Rodney Jones ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead Aliceville. He scored on runs of 64 and 56 yards.
Kavon McGraw threw two touchdown passes to Matthew Clark. Those plays went for 8 and 67 yards. Elijah Barnes scored on a 16-yard run, while Morris Ball scored on a 6-yard run. Andrevious Johnson caught a 61-yard touchdown pass from Edward Colvin.
Aliceville will play host to Hillcrest (8-1) on Friday night in the final regular-season game.
n Pickens County 60, Berry 0: At Reform, Alabama, the Tornadoes won big to finish off AHSAA Class 1A, Region 5 play with a perfect mark.
Pickens County (8-1, 6-0) will host a first-round playoff game Nov. 10.
Pickens County will play at Gordo (8-1) to finish the regular season Friday night.
n In other AHSAA Class 1A, Region 5 play, South Lamar (7-2, 5-1) had an open date. South Lamar will play host to Sulligent (8-1) to end the regular season Thursday night.
n Pickens Academy 60, Kingwood Christian 0: At Alabaster, Alabama, the Pirates ended the season with a win in Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) action.
Riley Harcrow led the way with 21 rushes for 308 yards and five touchdowns. Harcrow scored on runs of 5, 43, 65, 25, and 17 yards. Dylan Fondren scored on a 8-yard run. Hugh Pate scored on a 7-yard run, and Clark Noland scored on a 10-yard run.
Harcrow had four two-point conversions, while John Bradley Seymer and Braden Davidson each had one.
Pickens County ends the season at 6-4.
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