Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

PREP ROUNDUP: No. 8 Fayette County Falls to Cordova

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

PREP ROUNDUP: No. 8 Fayette County Falls to Cordova

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FAYETTE | A fourth-quarter rally fell short as the eighth-ranked Fayette County Tigers fell 20-18 Friday night to the unbeaten and second-ranked Cordova Blue Devils for the Class 4A, Region 5 championship.

Cordova led 20-6 at the end of the third quarter, but Fayette County fought back with two touchdown runs by Drew Guy. The first was on a 13-yard run with 7:50 remaining to pull the Tigers within 20-12 after the two-point conversion run failed.

Guy struck again on a 3-yard run with 3:01 remaining, but the two- point conversion pass failed and the Tigers trailed 20-18.

Fayette County recovered the onside kick and minutes later the Tigers thought Guy had kicked a game-winning, 26-yard field goal. However, an illegal procedure penalty negated the kick and the Tigers threw an incomplete pass on fourth down.

Kerieq Sparks scored Fayette County's other touchdown on a 5- yard run in the second quarter.

Mario Wilson finished with eight receptions for 102 yards, while Sparks led the defense with 10 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery.

Fayette County (6-3, 5-1) hosts Mortimer Jordan Thursday night.

ACA 22, Aliceville 8

ALICEVILLE | Caleb Squires rushed for 201 yards on 25 carries and scored twice, both on 2-yard runs, as the seventh-ranked American Christian Academy Patriots wrapped up second place in Class 3A, Region 4.

Deacon Medders scored on a 14-yard pass from Kade Young.

Aliceville's touchdown came in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Deonte Taylor. Taylor ran for the two-point conversion. Qydarius Matthews had 10 carries for 64 yards for the Yellow Jackets.

ACA (8-1, 5-1) hosts Sumter Central next Friday, while Aliceville (6-4, 4-2) has a bye.

Demopolis 41,

Dallas County 0

DEMOPOLIS | Jay Craig rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries and scored on a 1-yard run as the ninth-ranked Demopolis Tigers finished Class 5A, Region 4 play unbeaten.

The Tigers' defense was led by Rahmeel Cook, who had six tackles, three assists and caused two fumbles. Erin White had three tackles, five assists, one sack and two fumble recoveries. …

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