BY WIL CREWS
LEE COUNTY —
Four area high school football teams remained undefeated after another round of games concluded Friday night. Auburn (7-0), Beauregard (6-0), Loachapoka (6-0) and Lee-Scott (6-0) once again established themselves as the leader in their respective regions.
Glenwood improved to 3-3 with a win; Beulah (0-6) remained winless with another loss; Opelika (4-3) fell to rival Auburn; and Smiths Station enjoyed a week off.
The following is a breakdown of how area teams fared in week seven of the Alabama high school football season. All stats were compiled firsthand, by school sources or via Maxpreps.com.
AUBURN 51 | OPELIKA 29
The varsity Auburn High School Tigers outscored rival Opelika 30-8 in the second half to move to 7-0 on the 2022 season. Senior wide receiver Ean Nation, quarterback Clyde Pittman and running back DV Williams led the way for the Tigers on offense. Nation caught 11 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown, Pittman caught a fake field goal touchdown pass to swing momentum just before the half and Williams finished with 12 carries for 69 yards and one touchdown. The Tigers won the turnover battle, 1-0, and amassed 475 total yards in the win. Auburn will now enjoy two weeks off before a colossal 7A road matchup against the Central Phenix Red Devils on Oct. 14.
BEAUREGARD 38 | SYLACAUGA 7
The varsity Beauregard Hornets (6-0, R3-0) defeated region opponent Sylacauga (0-7) by a score of 38-7 Friday night. Senior quarterback AJ Wallace led the Hornets’ offense, going 10-of-15 passing for 231 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 73 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground. Javonn Holman was Wallace’s favorite target on the night, bringing in four passes for 186 yards. Senior defensive back Kyan Malloy led the defense with one interception, and added a 72-yard kickoff return for touchdown on his night. Beauregard is on the road again Friday, Oct. 7, facing region foe Elmore County (4-2).
BEULAH 0 | DADEVILLE 55
The varsity Dadeville Tigers (6-0) scored on the very first and last plays of the contest against Beulah (0-6, R0-3) Friday night, coming away with a 55-0 shutout win. The Bobcats were never really in the game as they were outscored 43-0 in the first half due to multiple turnovers and missed opportunities. Beulah will continue its search for the first win of the season Friday, Oct. 7 when it takes on Childersburg (1-7) at home.
LOACHAPOKA 50 | CALHOUN 0
The varsity Loachapoka football team improved to 6-0 (R4-0) Friday night by defeateing the home Calhoun Tigers (1-5) by a score of 50-0. The Loachapoka defense opened the game with a safety and the team never looked back. Repeatedly put into good field position via punt returns from Auburn commit JC Hart, running back Jamaroun Satterwhite punched in three first-half rushing touchdowns to help Loachapoka pull away. Hart made an impact of his own with a 60-yard punt return touchdown. Loachapoka will look to continue its best start to a season in nearly two decades when it takes on region foe Autaugaville, on the road Friday, Oct. 7.
LEE-SCOTT 42 | AUTAUGA ACADEMY 0
The varsity Lee-Scott Academy Warriors (6-0) scored in all four quarters Friday, defeating the Autauga Academy Generals (3-2), 42-0. The Warriors racked up 430 total yards of offense while allowing just 188 to the Generals. Junior running back Jonathan Meyers led the stout Lee-Scott defense with eight tackles. On offense, senior running back George Meyers continued his strong season with seven carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Andrew Hahn spelled Meyers often Friday night, carrying the ball eight times for 136 yards and one touchdown. Backup quarterback, sophomore Pelzer Reaves, finished his day 7-of-12 passing for 122 yards and one touchdown in his second start of the season. Senior Landry Cochran was his favorite target on the night, pulling down four catches for 69 yards. Lee-Scott goes on the road Friday, Sept. 7 to face Bessemer Academy (1-5) as it looks to remain perfect on the 2022 season.
GLENWOOD 43 | VALIANT CROSS 13
The Glenwood Gators Friday night shut out Valiant Cross (1-4) on the road for three quarters as they secured a 43-13 win to move to 3-3 on the year. Quarterback Dallas Crow led the Gators’ offense, going 6-of-8 passing for 160 yards and three touchdowns. While Crow dominated with the passing game, senior running back Aaron Burton carried the ball 14 times for 60 yards and three touchdowns of his own. Crow found three different receivers for his three touchdowns: Mason McCraine, Thett Morris and Jaxon Milam. The Glenwood defense racked up four sacks as it kept Valiant Cross quiet for most of the game. The Gators return home Friday, Oct. 7 for a matchup against Monroe Academy (2-5).