• 54°
Hartselle Enquirer

Cleveland rocks Blue Devils

CLEVELAND – With the team’s starting quarterback sidelined after a hard hit a week earlier, Falkville struggled offensively in a 66-9 loss to Cleveland on the road Friday night.
Cleveland had three touchdowns of 67 yards or longer on the way to the Class 2A, Region 7 victory.
Falkville scored all of its points in the first half.
“We just shot ourselves in the foot too many times,” said Falkville head coach Brent Vest. “We’re just not competing right now. We were just over-matched in the game.”
Falkville will return to action this week at home against Oakman. The two teams have split their four meetings, but Falkville has won both games at Burl Vest Stadium.
Falkville stayed close with Cleveland through the first quarter before the Panthers took advantage of several key Falkville mistakes.
Drew Nall kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter to help the Blue Devils trim Cleveland’s lead to 6-3.
But Cleveland returned the kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and the Panthers never looked back.
Cleveland added a touchdown on a return of an interception to give the Panthers a 21-3 advantage.
Chad Kirkpatrick scored on a 7-yard run for the Blue Devils just before the end of the first half.
Cleveland broke the game open in the second half, scoring 45 points in 24 minutes of play. The Panthers scored twice following Falkville fumbles deep in Cleveland territory.
Cleveland improved to 2-1 both overall and in region play, while Falkville dropped to 0-3 on the season.
“We’re missing a lot of people right now and it’s kind of like patchwork,” Vest said. “We just have to get back to work and get ready for Oakman.”

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cheers to 50 years  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Spencer Bell

x