Top-ranked Andalusia moves to 7-0 with 40-13 win at Geneva

Published 11:01 pm Friday, October 6, 2023

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Andalusia kept rolling and remained undefeated on the season with a balanced attack in a 40-13 region win at Geneva Friday night.

The Bulldogs moved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in 4A Region 2 with the win. The Panthers dropped to 2-5 and 1-3 in region play.

Andalusia opened up the scoring in the first quarter when Jack Lathrop threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Kal Crittenden. The score stayed 6-0 after the two-point conversion was no good with 10:19 left in the opening period. Lathrop went to the air again and connected with J’Marion Burnette on a 77-yard touchdown pass. Cobb Stewart’s PAT gave the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead at the 7:05 mark.

Zerrick Jones found the end zone on the ground from five yards out, and the PAT was good for a 20-0 lead with 4:34 to go. The onslaught continued with 1:21 as Burnette cut loose and powered his way 41 yards to the house. The extra point failed and kept the score 26-0 after the first.

Jones began the second quarter with a 40-yard touchdown run, and Stewart’s PAT extended the lead to 33-0 with 9:22 left until halftime. Geneva averted the shutout with 2:23 left in the period when Justin King threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Cayden Weeks. The PAT was good and made the score 33-7 at halftime.

Noah Curry took over at quarterback in the second half and sparked with a 68-yard touchdown run at the 10:39 point. Stewart booted the PAT for a 40-7 lead after the third quarter. The Panthers closed the scoring with 4:20 left in the game. Tanner Sizemore had an 18-yard touchdown pass to Om’zavious Peacock. The point after failed and left the final margin at 40-13.

Lathrop was 4-of-5 passing for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Curry was 2-of-3 for 44 yards. Jones was the top rusher with four carries for 104 yards and two scores. Burnette had five runs for 76 yards and was followed by Curry at three carries for 68 yards. Jordyn Skanes tallied seven plays on the ground for 32 yards. Burnette made his lone reception of 77 yards and a score, while Calvin Daniels and Crittenden collected 44 and 35 yards through the air, respectively. Cadariyus Love also had a 5-yard catch in the win.

Landen Marshall, Xavier Marshall, and Nelix Ferrell all led the strong defensive effort with four tackles each. Kam Weaver added three tackles and was followed by Tristan Pitts, Landon Caldwell, Riley Tucker, and Jimmy White, who all had two tackles. The defense only allowed Geneva 174 yards of total offense.

Andalusia remains on the road at Slocomb (1-5, 0-4) in another region matchup on Friday, Oct. 13.