Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

FRIDAY NIGHT ROUNDUP: Nalls, Fayette County Run Past Central- Florence

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

FRIDAY NIGHT ROUNDUP: Nalls, Fayette County Run Past Central- Florence

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FAYETTE | Kyle Nalls rushed for 295 yards and five touchdowns as the ninth-ranked Fayette County Tigers defeated Central-Florence 56- 41 Friday night in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Nalls scored on runs of 38, 17, 11, 16 and 85 yards to power the Fayette County offense.

Nalls scored two of his five touchdowns in the first half, while Mario Wilson scored on a 3-yard run, 37-yard interception return and a 6-yard run to give the Tigers a 35-7 halftime lead.

Nalls scored his final three touchdowns in the third quarter, as Fayette County 56-21 heading into the final quarter.

Omar Smith led the Tiger defense with nine tackles, two assists and one sack.

Fayette County (8-3) travels to Jacksonville next Friday night for a second-round matchup.

UMS-Wright 44,

Sipsey Valley 14

MOBILE | Troy Dixon was held out with an ankle injury, but top- ranked UMS-Wright didn't miss a beat in its first-round playoff victory over Sipsey Valley, as Jawon McDowell rushed for 122 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.

McDowell ran for scores of 1 and 4 yards in the first half and added touchdowns of 1 and 14 yards in the second.

The Bulldogs (10-1) opened the scoring with a safety on a bad Sipsey Valley punt snap, and Grant Barber then returned the free kick 62 yards to make it 9-0. McDowell's first two scores pushed the Bulldogs' lead to 24-0 at halftime.

Sipsey Valley (4-7) scored on a 4-yard pass from MarKeith Gray to Isaiah Blackmon to cut into the lead, but McDowell scored twice more and Walker Watts added a 1-yard scoring run as the Bulldogs pulled away. Gray, who completed 7 of 14 passes for 99 yards and an interception, added a 54-yard touchdown pass to Jamarius Leatherwood late in the fourth quarter.

CLASS 3A

Colbert County 49,

Winfield 30

WINFIELD | Myron Smith scored three first-half touchdowns as Colbert County raced to a comfortable 28-3 halftime lead en route to its first-round victory.

Winfield tried to rally in the second half with two touchdowns from Xavier McCollum but it wasn't enough. McCollum scored on runs of 5 and 11 yards. Jordan Hunt added a 14-yard touchdown run and threw a 30-yard scoring pass to Will Harrison. …

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