By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Marla Jones)
LEIGHTON, Ala. — The Fyffe Red Devils shutout the Colbert County Indians, 35-0 in the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Playoffs on Friday. The Red Devils advance to the Elite 8, or third round of playoffs, for the sixth straight year.
The first quarter was a back-and-forth battle between two teams on a wet field. At the end of one, the score remained 0-0.
With 8:11 remaining in the first half, Zach Pyron brought it in from 10-yards out, to put the first points on the board. The kick by Brody Dalton was good and the Red Devils went up 7-0. Brody Dalton caught a perfect 44-yard pass from Pyron to put the Red Devils up 14-0 with 4:04 remaining in the half. The Red Devils struck again with 1:21 remaining in the first half, Pyron connected again with Dalton to go up 21-0 as the second quarter ended.
Jake Stone brought it in for the Red Devils, from 5 yards out with 2:43 remaining in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was good, giving Fyffe the 28-0 advantage. At the end of three, the Red Devils held on to the 28-0 lead.
Ike Rowell dashed into the endzone for Fyffe with 6:27 remaining in the game. The PAT was good, making the final score 35-0.
Three Red Devils were injured in the game and their ability to play remains uncertain for this week's game.
Fyffe (12-0) will face the number two ranked Ohatchee Indians (11-0) at home on Friday night.