Prep football roundup: Ranburne, Donoho, Woodland, Cleburne County win
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Ranburne 29, Fultondale 7

RANBURNE —
Ranburne never trailed in its victory over previously unbeaten Fultondale.

The Bulldogs’ win also puts first place in Class 2A, Region 6 into a three-way tie with Ranburne, Fultondale and Wellborn.

Ranburne (8-1, 6-1 in the region) scored on its opening drive on Dylan Wiggins’ 4-yard run.

Brady Whittle added a 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter, which put Ranburne ahead 12-0. After a Fultondale touchdown trimmed the advantage to 12-7, Ranburne roared back again to score before halftime.

Wiggins tossed a 24-yard scoring pass to Dylan Tullis. Wiggins then rushed for the 2-point conversion and a 20-7 advantage at intermission.

On the first drive of the fourth quarter, Kyle Lovvorn scored Ranburne’s last touchdown on a 5-yard reception from Wiggins. Jake Howle kicked the extra point.

The Bulldogs added a safety when Fultondale had a bad snap on a punt, and the punter kicked the ball out of the end zone.

Wiggins completed 7 of 13 passes for 171 yards. Tullis picked up 90 rushing yards on 19 carries and gained 86 receiving on three catches.

Whittle had 44 yards on 11 carries, and Lovvorn gained 72 yards on two receptions.

Donovan Tullis helped lead the defense with eight tackles, and Zack Patterson added five stops and two sacks.

Donoho 49, Gaylesville 40

GAYLESVILLE —
Donoho rallied with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to score a road victory.

Donoho trailed 40-35 entering the final period.

The win clinched second place in Class 1A, Region 7 for the Falcons. Valley Head won the championship by finishing unbeaten in region play, while Donoho (7-2, 7-1) nailed down the runner-up spot and homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Collinsville, 6-2 in region play, is in third place, while Gaylesville is fourth at 5-3.

Chris Carr paced Donoho in Friday’s win as he usually does. He returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and threw four touchdowns on 8-of-11 passing for 123 yards.

In the fourth period, he completed a 12-yard scoring throw to Kevin Carr, then hooked up with Trey Brown for a 16-yard touchdown pass.

Earlier in the night, Carr threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Martin and a 4-yarder to Kevin Carr.

Justin Foster rushed for 97 yards, including touchdown rushes of 32 and 47 yards.

Ben Myrick rushed for 53 yards, and Mitchell Baker made all seven of his extra-point tries.

Axis Heathcock and Parker Morgan led the defense with 12 tackles apiece, while Reaves Nelson added 11 stops.

Ranburne 29, Fultondale 7

RANBURNE — Ranburne never trailed in its victory over previously unbeaten Fultondale.

The Bulldogs’ win also puts first place in Class 2A, Region 6 into a three-way tie with Ranburne, Fultondale and Wellborn.

Ranburne (8-1, 6-1 in the region) scored on its opening drive on Dylan Wiggins’ 4-yard run.

Brady Whittle added a 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter, which put Ranburne ahead 12-0. After a Fultondale touchdown trimmed the advantage to 12-7, Ranburne roared back again to score before halftime.

Wiggins tossed a 24-yard scoring pass to Dylan Tullis. Wiggins then rushed for the 2-point conversion and a 20-7 advantage at intermission.

On the first drive of the fourth quarter, Kyle Lovvorn scored Ranburne’s last touchdown on a 5-yard reception from Wiggins. Jake Howle kicked the extra point.

The Bulldogs added a safety when Fultondale had a bad snap on a punt, and the punter kicked the ball out of the end zone.

Wiggins completed 7 of 13 passes for 171 yards. Tullis picked up 90 rushing yards on 19 carries and gained 86 receiving on three catches.

Whittle had 44 yards on 11 carries, and Lovvorn gained 72 yards on two receptions.

Donovan Tullis helped lead the defense with eight tackles, and Zack Patterson added five stops and two sacks.

Donoho 49, Gaylesville 40

GAYLESVILLE — Donoho rallied with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to score a road victory.

Donoho trailed 40-35 entering the final period.

The win clinched second place in Class 1A, Region 7 for the Falcons. Valley Head won the championship by finishing unbeaten in region play, while Donoho (7-2, 7-1) nailed down the runner-up spot and homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Collinsville, 6-2 in region play, is in third place, while Gaylesville is fourth at 5-3.

Chris Carr paced Donoho in Friday’s win as he usually does. He returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and threw four touchdowns on 8-of-11 passing for 123 yards.

In the fourth period, he completed a 12-yard scoring throw to Kevin Carr, then hooked up with Trey Brown for a 16-yard touchdown pass.

Earlier in the night, Carr threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Martin and a 4-yarder to Kevin Carr.

Justin Foster rushed for 97 yards, including touchdown rushes of 32 and 47 yards.

Ben Myrick rushed for 53 yards, and Mitchell Baker made all seven of his extra-point tries.

Axis Heathcock and Parker Morgan led the defense with 12 tackles apiece, while Reaves Nelson added 11 stops.

Woodland 45, Vincent 26

VINCENT —
Woodland fought for the win it needed to reach the Class 2A playoffs, but it didn’t come easy.

Vincent jumped out to a quick 12-0 lead before Justice Herring and Jon Wes Adcock rushed for 1-yard touchdowns to give Woodland the lead. Herring would score against just before halftime to give Woodland a 22-12 lead entering the break.

After Vincent scored to open up the third quarter, cutting Woodland’s lead down to 22-20, the Bobcats extended their lead to 30-20 after Adcock rushed for a 17-yard touchdown.

After Vincent cut the lead to 30-26 mindway through the third quarter, rushing touchdowns by Colby Spears and Kip Sims put the game out of reach.

Woodland was led by Herring, who finished with 136 yards on the ground. Spears rushed for 74 yards. Adcock completed four passes for 88 yards, including one reception to Jon David Jacobs for 59 yards.

Cleburne County 21, Lincoln 14

LINCOLN —
The Cleburne County Tigers defeated the Lincoln Golden Bears 21-14 in a game that came down to the final play.

Lincoln’s final drive to tie the game lasted nine plays, but Cleburne County’s Isaiah Ware intercepted a pass to clinch the win with one second left.

Trey Bolton finished with 32 carries for 181 yards and all three touchdowns for Cleburne County.

Chance Byrd paced Lincoln (4-5) to its second-half rally by completing 6 of 10 in the second half for 175 yards and two touchdowns and 11 carries for 77 yards.

“It’s one of those ball games,” Golden Bears’ head coach Brad Wallace said. “We challenged them at halftime to come back out and get themselves back in the ballgame. I thought they came out and tried to fight back. They gave us plenty of effort in the second half.

“We’ve got to correct the first half. We came out in a lull. These kids are going to keep battling and we’re going to keep working next week to get ourselves where we need to be fundamental-wise.”

Cleburne County’s record improves to 6-3.

“One of us was fighting to get into the playoffs, and (Lincoln) was fighting to improve their standing, fighting to move up in the pecking order as far as the playoffs,” Tigers’ head coach Michael Shortt said. “We’ve had a lot of injuries. We lost our quarterback, a fullback, a linebacker and we lost two more (players) this week. We started three freshmen tonight. I’m just so proud of our kids for not giving up.”

Byrd hit Zay Caldwell with a 33-yard scoring pass for a touchdown, as Lincoln entered the last quarter trailing 14-6.

Later, trailing 21-6, Byrd hit Caldwell again for a 35-yard touchdown. Byrd ran in the 2-point conversion to bring the score to 21-14 with 8:21 left to play.
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