Andalusia topples T.R. Miller, 35-10

Published 12:29 am Saturday, September 24, 2011

Andalusia's C.P. Rogers, who had two touchdowns Friday night, hands off to Jacard Townsend (5) in Brewton as the Bulldogs went on to a 35-10 victory over T.R. Miller. | Josh Dutton/For the Star-News

BREWTON – The No. 7-ranked 4A Andalusia Bulldogs toppled the No. 8-ranked 3A T.R. Miller Tigers Friday, 35-10.

T.R. Miller had the first opportunity to score but was denied entrance into the end zone with Andalusia making a fourth-and-goal stop at the 1-yard line to force the turnover on downs.

Andalusia went the whole 99 yards to paydirt on the ensuing possession, scoring when Ralph Sims raced 41-yards for his first of two touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ two-point conversion was good, and they were up 8-0.

Following Andalusia’s 99-yard scoring drive, T.R. Miller was able to drive down the field again, this time settling for a field goal. Kevin Davis’s kick was good from 30-yards out.

Andalusia added another touchdown on its next drive when C.P. Rogers scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to give Andalusia a 15-3 lead.

T.R. Miller’s next drive was cut short when Kevin Davis’s pass was picked off by Andalusia’s Lakelyus Adams. Adams returned the ball 50-plus yards before being brought down inside the Miller 5-yard line. After the turnover, Andalusia’s Sims wasted no time, adding his second touchdown of the game, giving Andalusia a 22-3 lead going into halftime.

Andalusia started the second half the same way it ended the first half – with a touchdown. Rogers was able to add his second touchdown of the game with another quarterback scramble, giving Andalusia a 28-3 lead.

Andalusia added their final touchdown of the game late in the third when Jacard Townsend was able to break off a nice 28-yard touchdown run.

T.R. Miller was finally able to find the end zone when Andalusia’s Michael McCalman fumbled the handoff to his running back and Miller’s Dominique Jackson scooped up the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown, ending the scoring at 35-10.

The win moves Andalusia to 5-0 and the loss drops T.R. Miller to 3-2 on the season.

Andalusia head coach Brian Seymore said, “We played very physical tonight, it’s always great to win on the road against a team like T.R. Miller.”

Andalusia will travel to Evergreen next Friday night to face the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars.