Crossville falls in Region Opener
September 13, 2018
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Crossville falls in Region Opener

(Photo by Marla Jones)

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

CROSSVILLE, Ala. — The Crossville Lions fell to the Etowah Blue Devils 52-7 in their  Class 5A, Region 6 season opener.

Etowah attacked fast and hard in the first quarter,  scoring four touchdowns. With 9:21 remaining in the first quarter, Etowah scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass.  With 8:06 left in the first, they scored on a 48-yard punt return.  With 5:22 left in the first, Etowah scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass. With 1:04 left in the first, the Blue Devils stampeded down the field for 72 yards to score.

The second quarter saw the Blue Devils score three additional touchdowns.  With 9:00 remaining in the first half, the Blue Devils threw a 5-yard pass into the endzone for the score.

The Blue Devils returned an interception down the field for 45 yards to score the touchdown with 8:4 remaining in the first half.  With 6:53 remaining in the first half, the Blue Devils returned a punt for the 60-yard score.

In the second half, Crossville put points on the board, when Trenton Bryant connected with Cam Adkins and he barreled in for the touchdown.  The kick was good putting 7 on the board for the Lions.  Etowah scored their final points of the night,  with a  40-yard field goal.

Cam Adkins led the Crossville Lions with 126 yards for the night.

Crossville will host Douglas in region play on Friday.

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