Florala dampens Red Level homecoming

Published 1:56am Saturday, October 5, 2013

Red Level played with fire Friday night for its homecoming, but Florala came out on the winning end in a 22-14 region victory at Bobby Dye Stadium.

RLS, who was marred by injuries to three starters after they were involved in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday night, fought to the bitter end, despite giving up a late touchdown.

Principal Johnny Odom, right, crowns Jasmine Caldwell homecoming queen at Red Level High School Friday night. She was escorted by her father.
Principal Johnny Odom, right, crowns Jasmine Caldwell homecoming queen at Red Level High School Friday night. She was escorted by her father.

“It was a good, classic high school football game,” RLS head football coach David Godwin said. “I couldn’t have been prouder of our guys. Wednesday night we had all the wreck stuff, and we had a suspension Thursday that really hampered us. Our guys battled. They left everything on the field. I’m really proud of our effort.”

Red Level’s Kn’yn Jones and Wesley Holley were responsible for the Tigers’ only TDs of the night. Jones scored on a short rush and Holley launched a 35-yard pass for a score.

Florala’s Tamarus Jamison, Kyle Price and Brandon Russell did all the scoring for the Wildcats.

Russell’s touchdown came late in the fourth after RLS tied the game at 14-all with about four minutes left. His TD came at the 1-minute mark.

FHS head football coach Bubba Nall said he had a big smile on his face after his Wildcats improved to 4-2 overall, and 2-2 in Class 1A, Region 2.

“I knew going in Red Level was going to be inspired,” Nall said. “They were high as a kite. Coach Godwin had a heck of a game plan. I give them a lot of credit.”

Florala hosts Kinston next week, while Red Level visits Georgiana.

–Andrew Garner

 

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