BY WIL CREWS
LEE COUNTY —
Week two of area high school football provided an opportunity for many teams to build on a strong start to the season — or a chance to reverse the fortunes of week one and begin stacking wins.
The following is a breakdown of how some area teams fared in week two of the 2022 fall high school football schedule. All stats were compiled first hand, by school sources or Maxpreps.com.
– AUBURN 31 | ENTERPRISE 21
The varsity Auburn High School football team (2-0, 7A, Region 2) defeated region opponent Enterprise, 31-21, in a road game Friday night. Auburn outscored Enterprise 21-7 in the first half, and despite a 14-3 third quarter in favor of the Wildcats, held on for the victory.
Da’Vaioun Williams led the Tigers offensively with 187 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries. Senior quarterback Clyde Pittman found junior receiver Ean Nation five times for 64 yards and two touchdowns, and junior Tyler Flakes ran in the other score for Auburn. The Tigers play host to region opponent Dothan (2-0) Friday night at Duck-Samford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. central time.
– SMITHS STATION 0 | CENTRAL PHENIX CITY 38
The varsity Smiths Station Panthers (0-2, 7A, Region 2) hosted the Central Phenix City Red Devils (2-0, 7A, Region 2) Friday night, falling 38-0. The contest was closer than the scoreboard indicated, but a missed field goal and other missed opportunities led to the Panthers being shut out. Central opened up a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and led 21-0 at halftime. The Red Devils put up another two touchdowns and a field goal in the second half to secure their 14th straight “Backyard Brawl” victory. Smiths Station welcomes region opponent Prattville (1-0) to its home field Friday, Sept. 2. The Panthers have failed to beat Prattville in their last eight meetings.
– BEAUREGARD 42 | CENTRAL (HAYNEVILLE) 14
The Beauregard Hornets (2-0, 5A, Region 4) welcomed Central High School of Hayneville (0-1, 1A, Region 4) to its home stadium Friday and emerged with 42-14 win. The Hornets forced and recovered a fumble of their first defensive possession, leading to 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback A.J. Wallace to open the scoring two plays later. Wallace, who went 4-for-6 passing for 125 yards, accounted for four touchdowns in total (three throwing, one rushing). Senior running back Qua Barnes accounted for a team-high 115 yards rushing on just five carries, while junior Jacori Tarver rushed three times for 39 yards, caught one pass for 41 yards and registered two touchdowns. Senior Kyan Malloy led the Hornet defense with one interception. Beauregard goes on the road Friday to face region foe Valley (1-1).
– BEULAH 6 | LOACHAPOKA 20
The varsity Loachapoka High School football team (2-0, 1A, Region 4) hosted the Beulah Bobcats (0-2, 3A, Region 2) Friday and emerged with a 20-6 win. Loachapoka totaled 299 total yard compared to Beulah’s 178, and forced four Bobcat turnovers, opposed to turning the ball over twice themselves. Continuing with the theme of dominating all facets of the game, Loachapoka performed better on third downs and recorded fewer penalties. Trailing 6-0 at halftime, Loachapoka leaned on running back Jamaroun Satterwhite — who finished with two touchdowns on offense and one interception on defense — in the second half. Loachapoka travels to face region opponent Verbena Friday looking to improve to 3-0. Beulah travels to face region opponent Saks High Friday, Sept. 2.
– GLENWOOD 23 | BROOKSTONE 25
The Glenwood Gators (0-2, 3A) lost a close game, 25-23, against Brookstone High School of Georgia at home Friday night. Two second-half turnovers from the Gators proved costly, but Glenwood was still in a position to tie the game late in the third quarter. Quarterback Dallas Crow threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Mason McCraine to make the score 25-23 in favor of Brookstone before the ensuing two-point conversion attempt would take place. Crow’s pass on the attempt fell to the ground, and, despite two more offensive drives, the Gators failed to register more points with the contest coming to its competitive conclusion via two Brookstone interceptions. Running back JT Banks led the Gators on offense, totaling 157 yards on 28 carries. The Gators open region play Friday when they welcome Fort Dale Academy (1-1).