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Hartselle Enquirer

Falkville racks up win No. 6

Zack Garrison (64) returns a fumble for a touchdown after he and Eddie Knowles sacked the Donoho quarterback while Cade Wilemon (11) and Patrick Knowles look on. | Special to the Enquirer: Kelly Miller

Lauren Estes
Special to the Enquirer

ANNISTON – The Blue Devils remained perfect (6-0, 5-0) on the season as they downed Donoho 34-14 Friday night in Anniston.

“We have enough weapons, that when somebody takes one part away, we have options and tonight that showed,” said head coach Joel Schrenk. “We had several big plays, Wilhite catches a big touchdown, Hunter Woodall scores on a third-and-nine, Aaron had good poison in the second half, stayed in the pocket and threw the football well.”

Following the kickoff and opening play, Falkville forced a fumble on the 20-yard line against the Falcons. Zach Garrison returned the fumble for a touchdown. Ryan Sullivan was there to add the extra point, giving Falkville an early lead at the 11:41 mark, 7-0.

With 8:05 on the clock in the first, Aaron Estes for FHS scored on a 20-yard quarterback keeper. The extra point failed, sending the score 13-0.

Interceptions by Tyler Woodall, Hunter Woodall and Estes kept Donoho out of the end zone in the second quarter, demonstrating the strength of the Falkville defense.

“The defense really showed up again tonight,” said Schrenk. “They set the tone of the game early, and it stayed that way until the middle of the fourth when they finally scored. I thought they did a great job.”

At the 9:23 mark in the third quarter, after a 36-yard punt putting Donoho on their own seven-yard line, Falkville’s Eddie Knowles sacked the Falcon’s quarterback in the end zone for a Blue Devil safety.

Hunter Woodall managed a second interception, making way for another FHS score. On a seven-play drive on the next offensive series, Estes found himself with a second quarterback keeper for a touchdown on a five-yard run. Ryan Sullivan’s PAT was good, progressing the score 22-0 with 5:43 to play in the third quarter.

Donoho finally found themselves on the board with 10:21 to play in the fourth quarter. On a six-play drive, quarterback Marshall Ghee connected with Ben Myrick on a 58-yard pass play for a touchdown.

Falkville’s next offensive series was also successful. Clay Austill made his presence known with a huge gain on a 35-yard pass play from Estes making way for a Hunter Woodall score on a 3rd and nine on a 29-yard run. Sullivan’s extra point was blocked to make it 28-7 with 8:03 remaining.

Again, Donoho replied with a touchdown of their own. Marshall Ghee connected with Justin Foster on an 80-yard pass play for a touchdown. Ghee also added the PAT, bringing the score 28-14 with FHS still in the lead at the 7:44 mark.

The Blue Devils were not finished offensively for the night. On a ten-play drive, after big gain by Cade Wilemon on 24-yard sweep play, Estes found Austin Wilhite in the end zone on a 12-yard pass play with 3:26 to play in the game. The extra point was unsuccessful giving FHS a 34-14 advantage over the Falcons.

Tyler Woodall managed another interception late in the fourth quarter, sealing the win for Falkville.

Hunter Woodall lead on rushes with 25 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown. Estes finished the night 15-19 with 163 yards and a touchdown. FHS will have a bye week, but will travel to Addison on Oct. 19.


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