Friday, Oct. 13 Lowndes County Football Recap

Published 11:33 pm Friday, October 13, 2017

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

In Friday, Oct. 13 Lowndes County football action:

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The Central Lions fell to Goshen in a regional encounter on the road 59-0 to go 2-5 overall and 2-3 in 2A Region 3.

The Calhoun Tigers fell to Elba in a regional encounter on the road 68-12 to go 07-overall and 0-4 in 2A Region 3 play.

And the Lowndes Academy Rebels defeated Patrician in a non-regional slobber knocker 7-0 at home to improve to 3-4 overall and remain 0-3 in regional play.

Calhoun head football coach Ervin Starr said his team did a “great job of not being intimidated by a very good 5-1 football team on the road.” He said his Tigers, “got better tonight.”

Donterius Robinson scored for the Tigers on a 73-yard kickoff return with 20 second left in the first half. And Kyle Brown ran a quarterback sneak in for a score with 40 second left in the game.

Starr said, “Allen Perdue was an “Iron Man” playing on the offensive line, the defensive line, as well playing as a linebacker and running back.

Central head football coach Quinn Hambrite said his team failed to score tonight.

He said the first quarter against Goshen looked promising with three straight stops by his defense. However, he said, the offense just couldn’t get going all night.

“We didn’t come out with our A game at all collectively,” Hambrite said. “We are still missing tackles and dropping open passes.”

While Hambrite said, “Everything comes with time,” he said, “But time is running out on this season.”

He said the Lions still have a chance to make the playoffs if they can beat Luverne.

He said Goshen has some pretty good athletes, but the Lions have to learn to fight through adversity. He said Goshen wasn’t 59 points better than his team, “But tonight they were.”

“Good old-fashioned slobber knocker” was the way Lowndes Academy head football coach Bob Taylor described his team’s home win over Patrician.

He said, “It was a great football game. Patrician has got a quality club. We’re probably going to see them again in three weeks in the playoffs. So, if this was a precursor… what we saw a while ago… it’s going to be a heck of a ballgame in three weeks when we go down there.”

He said tonight the whole defense played great. “To shut out that bunch is a pretty big deal.” Taylor said. But he said, “We’ve got some work to do offensively to get some things straight, but I’ll take it and we’ll move on and do what we’ve got to do from there.”

Offensively he acknowledged the good play of Jon Johnson and Mason McCurdy running the ball, as well as John Morgan. And he said Buddy Johnson played a great game on defense along with the entire defense defending everything.

Taylor said to make the playoffs, his Rebels have to defeat Sparta next week on the road. If they do that, they will face Patrician. If not, “We’re out.”