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Berry reaches semifinals with 42-21 victory


Berry quarterback Isaiah Kizzire (1) hands the ball to Deason Nichols (2) as Johnathan Locke (7) provides blocking.

The Berry Wildcats were poised to make school history as they welcomed the Brilliant Tigers to Fred Webster Stadium for the third round of the playoffs. On the line for the Wildcats was its first 11-win season in school history, the school record for consecutive wins, but most importantly to the Wildcats, the first-ever appearance in the fourth round of the playoffs. Brilliant kept the game close in the first half, but 20 second half points by the Wildcats resulted in a 42–21 victory for Berry and a place in school history.

 

Hubbertville ends season with 40-24 loss to Tornadoes


Hubbertville senior Gage Key (7), runs for a huge gain as Colby Tidwell (53) and Dawson Youngblood (60) watch.

The Lions traveled to Pickens County on Friday night, closing out the 2020 season with a loss at the hands of the Tornadoes. Pickens County won the coin toss and following Taylor Hubbert’s kick, the Tornadoes started from its 42-yard line. The Lions’ defense stood strong, holding the Tornadoes on the opening possession with stops in the backfield by Grayson Sullivan, Alex Barnes, and Colby Tidwell. Facing fourth down and 12, Xerrance Washington’s punt rolled out of bounds at the Lions’ 43-yard line.

 

Berry Wildcats defeat Woodland 26-16


Trent Smith (3) runs for good yardage after taking the handoff from Isaiah Kizzire (1). Shown blocking for Berry are Matthew Morrison (54), Hunter Cannon (55), Deon Mayfield (60) and Houston Cannon (56).

The Berry Wildcats made the trip to Randolph County to face the Woodland Bobcats in the second round of the playoffs. The game featured a matchup of running offenses, and possessions were at a premium. The offenses for both teams got the ball seven times each during the game. The Wildcats scored on four of its seven possessions to take a 26-16 victory and advance to round three.

Hub advances with 35-13 win over Winterboro


Quarterback Gage Key (7) keeps the ball as Gage Alexander (10) searches for someone to block.

Hubbertville welcomed the Winterboro Bulldogs to Wiley Hollingsworth stadium on Friday night for the first-ever meeting between the two teams. The Bulldogs entered the stadium with a 9-1 overall record and was representing Region Five as the number 1 seed in the playoffs.

Hub advances in playoffs with 44-37 victory


Alex Barnes (76), Jagger Youngblood (51), and Dawson Youngblood (60) are pictured recording a quarterback sack.

Advancing to the first round of the playoffs for the 11th consecutive season, the Lions traveled to Cherokee County to face-off against the Cedar Bluff Tigers. Winning the coin toss, the Lions elected to receive the opening kickoff, with Austin Berryhill making the reception at the Hubbertville 41-yard line.

 

Berry overwhelms Sumiton Christian 50-14


Gabe Jones (9) escapes a tackle as Ace Norris (8) blocks.

The Berry Wildcats entered the playoffs as a home team for the first time since 2015. Berry welcomed the Sumiton Christian Eagles to Fred Webster Stadium in the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. The Wildcats made quick work of the Eagles by taking an early lead and cruising to a 50–14 victory.

Fayette loses to Red Bay 36-20


Fayette’s Lewis Cannon (18) makes a good gain after catching a pass.

The Fayette Tigers traveled to Red Bay for its final game of the 2020 football season. Despite a gallant and hard-fought effort by Fayette, the team lost to the Tigers of Red Bay by a score of 36-20. Following an exchange of punts to start the game, Fayette began its second possession of the contest at its 24-yard line. After advancing near midfield, Fayette’s quarterback Blake Johnson was sacked for a seven-yard loss, then threw an interception on the next play that was returned by Red Bay to the Fayette 34-yard line.

Aggies takedown the Fayette Tigers 14-2


Zac Jackson (4) is pictured turning upfield for a good gain. Jackson had 20 carries for 115 yards during the game.

Fayette had one of its better games moving the ball on offense, but five turnovers kept the Tigers out of the endzone and Hamilton won the game 14-2. Fayette received the opening kickoff at its 41-yard line and soon progressed to the Lions’ 35 before an offsides penalty moved them back five yards. On the next play, quarterback Langston Strawbridge’s deep pass was intercepted at the Hamilton five-yard line and returned 21 yards to stop the scoring threat.

 

Hubbertville wins close game at Lynn 27-21


Gage Alexander (10) is shown running the ball for Hubbertville as several of his teammates block.

Traveling to Lynn on Thursday night, Hubbertville closed out its regular season play with a Region 6 matchup against the Bears. Winning the coin toss, the Lions elected to receive the opening kickoff, with T.J. Keeton back deep for the reception. Chance Majors’ kick was recovered at the Bears’ 49-yard line by Jarrett Benton.

Berry defeats Meek 43-6


Will Knight (12) is shown running for a good gain for Berry.

The Berry Wildcats faced the Meek Tigers in their last regular season home game. The Wildcats received turnovers from the defense, and touchdowns on special teams and the offense to take control of the game. The Wildcats walked away with a 43–6 victory, and finished undefeated in region play for the first time since 2015.