Football Roundup: Macon East, Edgewood end regular season with wins

Success Unlimited Academy's Miles Richardson looks for running room as Edgewood Academy's Cade Bazzell closes in.

Macon East Academy 48, Abbeville Christian Academy 12

CECIL -- Cephus Cleveland completed 11 of 13 passes for 133 yards and five touchdowns as Macon East rolled to an easy victory in their last regular season game on Friday.

The Macon East senior also rushed for 24 yards and another touchdown while making three tackles, including one for loss, from his safety position.

Coleby Jordan had 14 carries for 173 yards, including a touchdown run of 46 yards. He also had four tackles and a sack.

Stone Yarnell had three receptions for 32 yards, including touchdown catches of 11 and 3 yards. He also had an interception on defense. Parker Whittle had four catches for 42 yards, including a touchdown catch of 22 yards. Eric Lawson has a pair of receptions for 32 yards, including a 26-yard scoring reception from Cleveland. Bradley Ward had two catches for 27 yards, including a touchdown catch of 15 yards.

Defensively, Lane Goree led the Knights with seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

Macon East (7-2) will play host to Glenwood School in the first round of the AAA playoffs next Friday. Abbeville (3-7) will travel to Southern in the first round of the A playoffs.

Edgewood Academy 56, Success Unlimited Academy 6

ELMORE – Edgewood concluded the regular season at 8-2 after a convincing 56-6 win over Success Unlimited (1-9) at the Wildcats’ homecoming Friday night.

Mitchell Boyd ran into the Mustangs end zone from 8 yards out to open the scoring midway in the first quarter. Alex Johnson connected with Carson Peavy for the second Wildcats score followed by a 7-yard dash by Issac Gordy with less than a minute to go in opening period.

Johnson was 4 of 6 for 126 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Blane Guthrie hit the end zone from the 5-yard line and Johnson scored from inside the 2 yard line to wrap up the first half with the Wildcats leading 35-0.

Trevor Roadie found pay dirt early in the third quarter followed shortly by Connor Bailey’s interception for a touchdown.

Success Unlimited quarterback Jaden Jones managed to evade a tackler and zipped 63 yards for the Mustangs’ lone touchdown. Jones finished with 90 yards on 13 carries.

Gabe Lemaster scored for Edgewood from 53 yards out with only a few seconds remaining to complete the Wildcats win.

Defensively, Cade Bazzell led the Wildcats with six tackles.

Edgewood (8-2) will host Lowndes Academy in the first round of the AA playoffs next week.

“We need to improve every week. That’s what every team needs to do when the playoffs come,” Edgewood coach Daryl Free said. “I know we will throw everything at Lowndes and they will throw everything at us. It’s that time of year.”

Dothan 39, Jeff Davis 13

The Dothan Wolves ended their regular season with a 39-13 victory over Jeff Davis in the final game of the season for the Volunteers at Cramton Bowl on Friday night.

Chase Ford had two touchdown passes in a losing effort for the Volunteers (2-8). Both touchdown passes were caught by Taveras Womack with the final score coming on the last play of the game.

Following the game, Jeff Davis coach Lee Carter announced to his team that he was stepping down after seven season as the Vols’ head coach.

Dothan will host Spanish Fort in the first round of the 6A playoffs next week.

Autauga Academy 43, Glenwood School 0

PHENIX CITY – Ty Freeman threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Autauga Academy to a rout of AAA Glenwood School on Friday night.

Freeman completed 6 of 12 passes for 103 yards, along with two interceptions and ran for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns on nine carries to lead the Generals in their final regular-season game.

Autauga (6-2) will play host to Clarke Prep in the first round of the AA state playoffs next Friday, while Glenwood (7-3) will travel to Cecil to play Macon East in the first round of the AAA playoffs.

Octavious Palmer completed 2 of 5 passes for 51 yards while splitting time at quarterback with Freeman.

Teddy Harris had two of the receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown, Raymond Cutler had a pair of catches for 51 yards and Dominique Webster had three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Tre Cutler led the Autauga rushing attack with 12 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Willie Willis had five solo tackles and three assists along with a sack, Raymond Cutler had a pair of tackles and an interception, Austin Robbins had two solo tackles, three assists and recorded a safety and Tyson Tubbs had four solo tackles, an assist and blocked a punt.

Tallassee 41, Elmore County 7

TALLASSEE – The Tigers cruised out to a 28-0 halftime lead to finish the 2019 season with a winning record in a rout of their 4A neighbor at J.E. “Hot” O’Brien Stadium on Friday.

Tavarious Griffin had 133 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries to lead the Tigers (5-4) and Tyler Ellis threw a touchdown pass to Jayln Daniels in the win.

Keshawn Benson led Elmore County (2-8) with 52 yards on 21 carries. Dylan Weaver accounted for the Panthers’ only touchdown with a pass to Zion Reed in the third quarter.

Marciano Smith’s 15-yard run gave the Tigers an early lead and they added to the lead when Will Blocker recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a 14-0 lead. Zavion Carr added a 58-yard touchdown run for Tallassee.

Defensively, Hayden Holton led the Tigers with six solo tackles and a pair of assists.

Horseshoe Bend 22, Prattville Christian 20 (OT)

ALEXANDER CITY – Jake Davis threw a 4-yard pass to Matthew Lisle on fourth down but the Panthers fell short on the two-point conversion, allowing Horseshoe Bend to escape with a 22-20 win on Friday night.

Kenny Gunn led the Panthers with 114 yards on 18 carries, including a 66-yard touchdown run. Benjamin Echols added 29 yards on eight carries and Davis scored the Panthers’ other touchdown on a quarterback sneak, finishing with 18 yards on 11 carries.

With the game tied 14-14 at the end of regulation, the two teams played an overtime period but failed to score. In the second overtime period, Horseshoe Bend scored first and added the two-point conversion.

Davis, who had thrown a 26-yard pass to Echols earlier in the game, found Lisle on fourth down but the Panthers couldn’t convert on the two-point play.

Defensively, freshman Kenny Gunn led PCA with 15 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. Andrew Allen added eight tackles and Brooks Bius had six tackles. Jake Davis, Benjamin Echols and Gavin Hewlett each recorded five tackles, followed by Jake Bius and Grant Scott with four tackles each/

Lisle recovered a fumble and had two tackles, including a touchdown-saving tackle at the 5-yard line to send the game into overtime.