Andalusia routs region foe Montgomery Academy, 49-7

Published 10:34 pm Friday, September 16, 2022

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Andalusia rolled up 28 points in the first quarter and did not blink for a crucial 49-7 region win at Montgomery Academy in the first meeting between the two teams Friday.

J’Marion Burnette scored the first points of the game with a 33-yard touchdown run, but the score stayed 6-0 after a failed PAT. Kameron Weaver then delivered an interception on defense as Burnette added the two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead. Burnette followed with a 3-yard touchdown run, and Kolya Barton added the PAT to make the score 21-0. Jack Lathrop threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Cedric James Sinkfield for a 28-0 lead.

Burnette exploded for a 66-yard touchdown sprint in the second quarter as the Bulldogs took a 35-0 halftime lead. Dorian Crittenden followed suit with an 80-yard scamper to the house and upped the margin to 42-0 after three quarters. The Eagles got on the board in the fourth quarter with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Carson Springer to Bryson Lilly. The point after made the score 42-7. Zerrick Jones closed the scoring with a 33-yard touchdown run midway through the final quarter.

Andalusia had 384 total yards (290 rushing) to MA’s 223. Jack Lathrop was 4-of-6 passing for 95 yards with a touchdown and interception. Burnette was the leading rusher for the Bulldogs with nine carries for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Sinkfield added two receptions for 58 yards. Makalyster Crittenden paced the defensive charge with six tackles and was followed by Kaden Denson who added five.

Andalusia (5-0, 3-0 4A Region 2) travels to Bibb County (3-2) for a non-region contest Friday, Sept. 23.