Lowndes County teams fall, but Central impresses coach
Published 12:10 am Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
All three Lowndes County high school football fell on the road, Friday night, but the Central High Lions impressed their coach with their performance.
Central fell to Luverne 19-6, Lowndes Academy fell to Chambers 32-14 and Calhoun fell to Goshen 42-18.
The Central High Lions suffered their third regional loss in as many games, Friday night, falling 19-6 at Luverne, but the Lions impressed their coach James Bibb Jr. with their play.
Marcus Mitchell scored the Lions’ only points on a 53-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Bryant.
“We played a great game, our defense stepped up,” Bibb said. “At the same time we had too many penalties on the offensive side of the ball and just shot ourselves in the foot.”
Bibb said he was glad for the way his kids came out and played and stepped up. He said, “We just have to keep punching and minimize our mistakes.”
The Lions will be home against Autaugaville this coming Friday.
The Lowndes Academy Rebels continue to struggle this season falling at Chambers, Friday night.
The 32-14 road loss dropped the Rebels to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in region play.
Cody Harrell led the Rebels with 65 yards rushing, including a rushing touchdown for 35 yards. He also scored a 2-point conversion, and Brandon Reid scored on a 35-yard pass play.
Thomas Ward had 60 yards rushing for Lowndes Academy.
Reid led the Rebels with 35 yards in receptions while quarterback Wade Howard was eight for 20 in passing for 74 yards.
For the Rebels, Owen Nall had seven tackles with six assists; Harrell had seven tackles with seven assists and Ethan Bennet had seven tackles with six assists.
Lowndes Academy travels to South Choctaw this Friday for a regional tilt.
The Calhoun Tigers suffered their fourth loss of the season Friday night coming out on the short end at Goshen.
The loss dropped the Tigers to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in region play.
Je’Marcus Davison accounted for all 18 of the Tigers’ points in the 42-18 loss.
He scored touchdowns on an 80-yard kick return, a 20-yard run and a 2-yard run.
“We played well with the players we had,” said Calhoun head football coach Dewayne Williams.
He said Calhoun was missing numerous players from action due to various reasons and had to make a lot of adjustments to make sure everything went well.
Calhoun travels to W.S. Neal this coming Friday.