AMS beats Opp, wins conference title
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Andalusia’s Middle School Bulldogs football team won its conference championship over Opp on Thursday night at Andalusia Municipal Stadium.
The Bulldogs’ eighth grade team blasted the Bobcats 30-14, while the seventh-graders won 6-0.
With this victory, the Bulldogs secured the Southeast Alabama Middle School Football Conference Championship. AMS improves to 4-0 on the season, AMS coach Tommy Wright said.
In the seventh grade game, Roosevelt Weaver scored the Bulldogs’ only touchdown from six yards.
Andalusia’s BJ Anderson got the scoring going for the eighth graders on a 3-yard dash, and then added a 2-point conversion run for an early 8-0 lead.
Michael Landrum added a 2-yard scoring run a little later and with a failed 2-point pass, AMS led 14-0.
OMS came back in the first half, forcing a 14-14 tie at halftime.
Andalusia answered the second half with 16 unanswered points on two TD rushes from Garrett Davis from 5 and 25 yards out.
Anderson knocked in both 2-point conversions for AMS.
“The kids gave a great effort,” Wright said. “They all played hard.”
Wright said this week’s game against SMS, which starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, will likely be the team’s last game of the year because the next two games on tap will probably be canceled.