AREA ROUNDUP: Dillard scores 6 TDs as Hubbertville pulls upset


 

RAGLAND | Aaron Dillard scored his sixth and final touchdown with 47 seconds remaining to lift Hubbertville to a 42-35 upset over undefeated and No. 2-ranked Ragland on Friday night in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Dillard led the Lions with 40 carries for 269 yards behind a dominant offensive line. He also recorded 12 tackles, including two for a loss.

Hubbertville led 22-20 at halftime before Ragland scored on the opening possession of the third quarter. Hubbertville answered with a 97-yard drive of its own and scored on its next possesion to take a 34-28 lead.

Ragland answered and took a 35-34 lead with 7:21 to play.

Hubbertville drove 59 yards and consumed 6:25 off the clock before Dillard’s go-ahead touchdown.

Ragland’s comeback bid failed when David Aldridge intercepted a pass on the Ragland 35.

Hubbertville (8-4) hosts Spring Garden next Friday in the second round of the playoffs.

 

Berry 28, Addison 8

ADDISON | Terrance “Tank” Hollingsworth scored on offense and defense as the Berry Wildcats went on the road and upset ninth-ranked Addison in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Hollingsworth scored the Wildcats’ first touchdown on a 70-yard interception return. J.C. Finch caught the two-point conversion pass from Maken Potter.

Hollingsworth caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Potter and scored Berry’s final touchdown on a 77-yard run. He finished the game with 169 yards rushing on 22 carries. Hollingsworth also had eight tackles on defense.

Potter completed 11 of 16 passes for 124 yards. He also scored on a 2-yard run.

The Berry defense had eight sacks. Weston Bonner had nine tackles with a team-high three sacks. Clancy Brown led the team with 18 tackles and two sacks. Zac Pasley made 11 tackles with two sacks.

Jake Wade scored for Addison (7-3) on a 4-yard run in the second quarter. Kaleb Estill caught a pass from John Everett for the two-point conversion.

Berry (7-4) hosts Hackleburg, ranked No. 7, next Friday. Hackleburg won its first-round game 66-42 over Donoho.

 

Linden 39, Kinston 7

LINDEN | Marquis Shelton rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns as the sixth-ranked Linden Patriots had no problems with the Kinston Bulldogs in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Behind the legs of Shelton, Linden piled up 385 yards rushing and the Patriots never punted. Shelton scored on a 98-yard run in the first quarter, a 2-yard run in the third and a 71-yard run in the fourth.

Quarterback Anthony Robinson followed with 92 yards rushing and one touchdown. Robinson scored on a 76-yard run in the second quarter. He also threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Lewis in the fourth quarter.

Jamon Evans scored the final Linden touchdown on a 69-yard fumble return.

Chris Rogers led the Patriots on defense with 12 tackles. Linden allowed just 157 yards of total offense (133 rushing, 24 passing).

John Wilson scored the lone Kinston touchdown on an 8-yard run the final minutes. The Bulldogs finished their season with a 5-6 record.

Linden (10-1) travels to St. Jude’s next Friday for the second round.

 

Aliceville 42, Elba 25

ELBA | Jeremy McMullen rushed for 327 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Aliceville Yellow Jackets past Elba in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

McMullen scored on runs of 15, 27, 1, 12 and 25 yards and finished with 40 carries. Oscar Sommerville scored Aliceville’s other touchdown on a 14-yard run. The Yellow Jackets finished with 420 yards rushing and 506 yards of total offense.

Defensively, Marqueze Marshall led Aliceville with 15 tackles. Anfernee Mullins also had six tackles, including two sacks. The Yellow Jacket defense forced three turnovers.

Aliceville (7-4) travels to Sweet Water next Friday for the second round.

 

Marion County 83, Meek 6

GUIN | The Marion County Red Raiders had 444 yards rushing en route to a demolition of Meek in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Marion County was led by Justin Sanderson’s 121-yard, three-touchdown perfomance, and Ready Swanigan added 106 yards and a pair of scores.

Sean Wallace was 4 for 4 for 128 yards passing with two touchdowns. Garrett Wates had 86 of those yards, including a 15-yard score. He also blocked a punt and had four tackles.

Marion County (10-1) travels to R.A. Hubbard next Friday for the second round of the playoffs.

 

Lamar County 39, New Brockton 24

VERNON | Dallas Cockerham ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Lamar County Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

Cockerham carried the ball 14 times for 74 yards and scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 159 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Denton in the second quarter.

Denton finished with four receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. Alex Wheeler had 16 carries for 141 yards and one touchdown, a 53-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs also got scoring from Landon Williams with a 7-yard touchdown run, and Kendall Smith who scored on a 2-yard run.

The Bulldogs led 32-10 at the half.

Lamar County (8-3) travels to sixth-ranked G.W. Long (10-1) in Skipperville next Friday for a second-round matchup. G.W. Long beat Southern Choctaw 27-0.