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ROUNDUP: Blocked PAT gets Lakeside the win over Pickens Academy


CARROLLTON | The Lakeside School Chiefs blocked an extra-point attempt with two minutes remaining as they edged the Pickens Academy Pirates 25-24 Friday night in the opening round of the AISA Class A playoffs.

Pickens Academy trailed 25-18 before a 2-yard run by Chance Britt pulled them within 25-24, but the Chiefs prevented overtime with the blocked extra-point attempt.

"We played a hard-nosed football game and a lot of credit goes to Lakeside," Pickens Academy coach Josh Thacker said. "We should have went for two at the end. I take the blame for that. I should've had more faith in my guys. I thought we could take it into overtime."

Britt finished with 94 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 20 carries. He also scored on runs of 1 and 10 yards.

Josh Lewis, who led Pickens Academy with 148 yards rushing, threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Joseph McGlawn.

Lance Acker led the Pirate defense with eight tackles, while Austin McCool and Daniel Powell each had four tackles.

Pickens Academy finished its season with a 7-4 record.

"It was a very, very fun and successful year," Thacker said. "This is my first head-coaching job and I couldn't be more pleased. These guys were picked to win maybe three or four games all year and they kept proving people wrong."

Peyton Owen scored three touchdowns for the Chiefs on runs of 8, 7 and 18 yards.

CLASS 1A

Berry 20, Donoho 14

ANNISTON | Weston Bonner threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Charleston Hudson in the fourth quarter as the Berry Wildcats rallied to eliminate the Donoho Falcons in an AHSAA opening round game.

Donoho jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the first half on a 64-yard run by Christopher Carr and a 12-yard pass from Christopher Carr to Kevin Carr.

The Wildcats had cut the deficit to 14-12 by halftime after Terrance "Tank" Hollingsworth threw two touchdown passes to Casey Corkerin. The duo connected on scoring plays of 33 and 5 yards.

Hollingsworth rushed for 130 yards on 23 carries. On defense he had six tackles and one fumble recovery.

Jeremiah Chaney led the Wildcat defense with 12 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.

Berry (6-5) hosts R.A. Hubbard next Friday.