November 21, 2010 1:36:00 AM
LINEVILLE, Ala. -- In many football games, what happens after halftime makes the difference in the outcome.
For the Sulligent (Ala.) Blue Devils, the second-half surge happened for homestanding Lineville on Friday night. The Aggies scored 27 unanswered points to open the second half for a 43-23 third-round victory in the Alabama High School Athletic Association''s Class 2A playoffs.
Sulligent ended its season with a 10-3 record.
After Curtis Miles kicked a 23-yard field goal to open the scoring for Lineville, Sulligent took the lead 7-3 when Wesley Parson scored from 7 yards out. Logan Barnes booted the PAT.
In the second quarter, Lineville scored on a 41-yard pass from Demetrius Lindsey to LaCharles Ward to take a 9-3 halftime lead. The run for the extra points failed.
Travis Ackles scored from 1 yard in the third quarter to put Lineville ahead 16-7. Then Lindsey connected with Ward again for a 31-yard touchdown, followed by Emanual Hunter''s 13- and 6-yard scoring runs.
Ishmael Riggins -- who led Sulligent in rushing with 25 carries for 156 yards scored in the fourth quarter with a 2-yard run. Mason Franklin converted the points-after with a run.
Lineville scored again on a 58-yard scamper by Miles. The final points came from Sulligent when Parson scored on a 6-yard run. John Potmesil ran over for the points-after attempt.
Parson added 56 yards on 10 carries for Sulligent, while Potmesil completed 11-of-20 passes for 185 yards.
1. New Hope's Taylor excited about chance to play at Gulf Coast C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. New Hope looks to bounce back from first loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU women's golf cruises to victory at Old Waverly COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Noxubee County can clinch region title against Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS