Andalusia Youth Football league starts season strong

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Andalusia Youth Football League got their season underway Saturday with two wins and a tie against Pleasant Home.

In the first game of the day, Andalusia’s Mighty Mites Jordyn Skanes went 60 yards to put Andalusia on top.

Trindon Marshall and Noah Curry each added touchdowns to give Andalusia a 21-0 victory.

Neilex Farrell, Riley Cravey and Majuana McClain added extra points for the Andalusia Might Mites.

“For the first game of the year, I thought we looked pretty solid on both sides of the ball,” Mighty Mite head coach Ronnie Levitzke said. “Our kids played hard and executed well. We know we still have things to work on and we will when we get back to practice.”

The second game was split into two halves. In the first half, Andalusia’s Termites went up against Pleasant Home’s Termites. In the second half, Andalusia Termites took on a combination of Pleasant Home’s Pee Wee and Termites.

Andalusia got things started scoring when Brunson Wilson connected with J’Marion Burnette for a 60-yard touchdown.

Andalusia continued to pour it on and took a 24-6 lead into halftime.

Pleasant Home came out firing on all cylinders in the second half led by quarterback Mason Anderson.

Anderson fired touchdown passes to Colton Hinson, Nick Short and Luke Gatewood.

Logan Bolan added a rushing touchdown for the Eagles and the game ended in a 40-40 tie.

“Although we looked pretty dominate in the first half, we started sucking wind in the second half,” Andalusia Termite head coach Michael Jackson said. “We’ve got to get ourselves in better shape on both sides of the ball.”

The final game of the day had the two Pee Wee teams matched up, but only lasted one half due to the heat.

A.J. Coleman led the way at quarterback for the Bulldogs.

Josh Riley, Kaden Denson, Tycameron Jackson and Cameon Franklin each had touchdowns in the Bulldogs 26-0 victory.

“Our Pee Wees are young, but they are very coach-able,” Andalusia Pee Wee head coach Marcus Jones said. “I think we had good half of football, but we will go back to work this week at practice and fix a few problems that we saw.”