Andalusia powers past Slocomb for 8-0 start with 42-6 win

Published 11:19 pm Friday, October 13, 2023

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For the second straight week, Andalusia exploded out to a commanding lead in the first quarter and remained undefeated on the season with a 42-6 win at Slocomb Friday night.

The top-ranked Bulldogs continue their unbeaten run and move to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in 4A Region 2. The Red Tops dropped to 1-6 and remain winless against region competition at 0-5.

J’Marion Burnette started the scoring with a 55-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter. Cobb Stewart added the PAT for a 7-0 lead just 29 seconds into the contest. Burnette then followed up with a 42-yard touchdown run at the 5:38 point, and Stewart’s point after took the lead to 14-0. Jack Lathrop connected with Tyler Sigers on a 33-yard touchdown pass for a 21-0 margin with 1:30 left. Andalusia capped its offensive outburst when Burnette delivered his third touchdown of the first on the final play of the quarter. This one went for 34 yards as Stewart’s fourth PAT made it a commanding 28-0 lead after one.

Lathrop went to the air again and found Jordan Stallworth open on a 27-yard touchdown pass. Stewart booted the extra point with 9:05 left until halftime, and the score remained 35-0 going into the break. Jordyn Skanes had a 3-yard touchdown run with 6:23 to go in the third. Logan Reeves tacked on the point after for a 42-0 lead. Slocomb averted the shutout bid with an 84-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter. Nick Appleyard blocked the PAT attempt.

Lathrop was 3-of-5 for 77 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Noah Curry went 2-of-3 and added 27 yards passing. Burnette had a strong ground game and led the attack with six runs for 167 yards and three touchdowns. Zerrick Jones added five carries for 46 yards, while Skanes had three carries and 24 yards. Curry and Pickle Calloway rounded out the rush attack with 14 and eight yards, respectively.

Sigers led the receiving department with 33 yards and a score. Stallworth was next at 27 yards and followed by Kal Crittenden with a 17-yard grab. Brunson Wilson made one catch for 15 yards as Elijah Bradley had a reception for 12 yards.

Xavier Marshall, Landon Caldwell, Riley Tucker, and Will Dalton paced the defensive effort with three tackles each in the win.

The Bulldogs will be back at home for the final time in regular season play against B.T. Washington (5-2, 4-1) on Friday, Oct. 20.