AHS loses by a hair

Published 12:01 am Saturday, May 19, 2012


Bulldogs from different sides of the state went head-to-head as Andalusia lost by one point to Washington County in Friday’s spring game.

Coach Brian Seymore said when it was all said and done, the 28-27 loss could be summed up to one phrase – “a breakdown in fundamentals.”

Junior varsity players took to the field first, giving AHS an early lead by putting two touchdowns and a point-after-attempt on the scoreboard. An interception by an AHS player and a PAT put another seven points on the board, giving the Bulldogs a 21-7 lead over Washington County.

But that’s when the trouble started, Seymore said.

“To sum it up, they just out played us,” he said of his opponent. “We didn’t do the fundamental things on offense and defense. When we started the game, the JV played really well. It was a solid first half.

“Then, in the second half, we missed a lot of tackles and that hurt us,” he said. “I’ve got to give Washington County some credit. They’ve got some backs that ran had, and they did the little things right.”

Seymore said the second half was plagued with “missed opportunities”, which lead to another 21 points for Washington County; however, it isn’t something parents and fans should worry about.

“It’s nothing we can’t work on,” he said. “We had eight practices with new guys learning new positions. This is exactly what a spring game is for – to show us what we got to work with.

“We got eight days of full pad practice in, so there’s not but so much can do,” he said. “We’ve got chance to regroup now. I feel like the kids gave it good out there, but we got a bit to go. I’m optimistic about what we have. It’s nothing to be alarmed about.”