Championship bound
December 4, 2015 Share

Championship bound

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

marla@southerntorch.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— For the second year in a row, the Fyffe Red Devils will face the Elba Tigers in the Class 2A  AHSAA State Championship Game.  Last year, Fyffe beat Elba, 28-17. According to the AHSAA Power 25 Class 1-6A rankings, released Tuesday, December 1, Fyffe is ranked 14 with Elba being 15 out of all high school football teams in Alabama.

Fyffe (13-1) has won 12 straight games since losing to Cleveland on September 4, 2015.  In last week’s semifinal game against Randolph County, Fyffe held the Tigers to 117 total yards.  Fyffe averages 39  points per game while only giving up 10 points on defense.  The Red Devils have scored 108 points in the first four rounds of the 2A playoffs.  Dilan Kilpatrick leads Fyffe with over 2,600 yards and 35 touchdowns.

Prior to the playoffs, Elba (13-1)  was defeated by Opp in their last regular season game. Elba only allowed 83 yards last week in the game against E.W. Long. Elba averages 45 points per game and has scored more than 60 points, four times this season.  The Elba Tigers have scored 154 points in the first four rounds of the 2A playoffs. Elba is well-rounded and boosts a double threat on offense with running back, Stefan Caldwell and Quarterback, Ramsey Rigby,

Coach Paul Benefield had this to say about the Championship Game, “  Elba has nine returning starters, It will have to take a team effort.  We will have to play discipline ball and do our jobs.”

Kickoff for the game will be 3 pm today,  at the Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

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