“The offense showed up tonight like they haven’t all year,” head coach Robert Herring said. “The quarterback Ken Wells had by far his best game. He put the ball where we needed it. Mario Echols and Richard Williams just made play after plays and got us out of jams. He threw it up and they went and got it. You can’t ask for anything more. At the end of the game, we had to have a big play. We threw it to our senior Richard Williams and he went up and caught it and that sealed the deal for us.”
Herring said he was pleased to see his team’s hard work pay off after a solid week of practice.
“It was real big for us,” Herring said. “We needed it bad, our team needed it. The kids worked so hard this week to get ready for them and it was a shootout. Luckily, we came out on top. It was just a big win, real big for us and now we’ve got some good momentum going. We’ve got to get ready for Sylacauga next Thursday night for homecoming. We’re 3-4 right now and for homecoming, we want to have the biggest crowd we’ve had all year.”
CVA 48, Evangel 21
The Coosa Valley Academy Rebels were able to punch their ticket to the AISA playoffs following the end of the regular season with a 48-21 win against Evangel Christian Friday night.
“Some of them have never been on a winning football team and they’ve really done the job this year and earned the right to get to the playoffs, so we’re looking forward to that,” head coach Arlton Hudson said.
The team played a better game last week in a near-miss against Edgewood, but the team had a big third quarter against Evangel.
“We started off a little slow,” Hudson said. “We led 21-0 at the half, but we weren’t playing the kind of football we’re capable of playing. We came back in the third quarter and we put up 21 unanswered real quick and then we emptied the benches and let the young kids play. After a sluggish first half and leading 21-0, in the third quarter we put up 21; they woke up and we needed that. We played a little bit down to the competition. Evangel was outmanned and we knew that and our kids couldn’t get real excited about it, but we’ve got to go out there and play four quarters every week. When we woke up, we were a little like the football team we were last week. Our kids, they’ve worked hard all year and I’m just glad they have the opportunity to carry it forward.”
TC defeated Verbena 46-12. Further information was unavailable at the time of press. The Daily Home attempted to contact Damien Dorsey unsuccessfully.