Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Hale County Denied a Postseason Bid

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Hale County Denied a Postseason Bid

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MOUNDVILLE | With a playoff berth on the line, the Hale County Wildcats fell to Montevallo 35-20.

Montevallo and Hale County entered this game with 2-3 records in Class 3A, Region 4. In the last region game of the year, the Bulldogs prevailed.

"We made a decision, the coaches, that we're not going to put all of our eggs in one basket," Montevallo coach Jamie Williams said. "This was an important game, but it was just another game."

Hale County (5-4, 2-4) struck first with a 1-yard touchdown run by Charles Yawn to go up 7-0.

The Bulldogs proceeded to go on a 21-0 run to take control of the game.

Montevallo quarterback Taylor Burr found Ronald Scaife for a 28- yard touchdown to tie the score. Garrius Chappell then scored on runs of 4 and 34 yards to give the Bulldogs a 21-7 lead.

But the Wildcats fought back with time running out in the first half. …

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