The Talladega Tigers lost a hard-fought game in Clanton to regional opponent the Chilton County Tigers.
Talladega head coach said he was proud of his team for showing great effort for the entirety of the game and never quitting, even when they were down.
Herring had said earlier this week that containing the team’s sizable receivers would be a challenge.
Chilton got on the scoreboard first with a deep jump-ball pass for a touchdown to make it 7-0.
Talladega kicked off to Chilton to start the second half and Chilton’s passing game started to click. They threw up another jump-ball pass for a touchdown to make it 14-0.
Talladega was able to score on a Ken Wells completion to Mario Echols.
Herring estimated is was likely the best game of the season for Wells and Echols had the standout receiving performance with about four receptions—one for more than 40 yards—and a touchdown.
Herring also praised Richard Williams and LaDerick Stamps for putting in strong performances for the Tigers.
The loss moves Talladega to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in region play.
RESTORATION 42, CVA 14
The Coosa Valley Academy Rebels ran up against the third-ranked Restoration Bulldogs and fell 42-14.
The Rebels jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on a Zack Spratlin completion to Colton Pate for 42 yards.
Restoration answered with a 10-yard run for a touchdown. They missed the extra point, making it 7-6.
Spratlin had a 40-yard completion on the next drive, before the Rebels’ turned the ball over leading to a Bulldogs’ touchdown. The Bulldogs scored another touchdown to make it 21-7 at halftime.
Restoration scored again in the third quarter to make it 28-7.
Zack Spratlin scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak, which made it 35-14. Restoration added another touchdown to leave it at 42-14.
Head coach Arlton Hudson remains optimistic, as next week the team will return to play region opponent East Memorial Christian in front of the home crowd.