FORT PAYNE, Ala. The Fort Payne Wildcats defeated the Etowah Blue Devils 26-14 on Friday night.
Etowah struck first, from 2-yards out, to take the 7-0 lead with 2:24 left in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, with 7:36 remaining Jacob Barnes connected with Marcus Ledford, for a touchdown to tie the game 7-7. Conner Hughes then nailed a 36-yard field goal to give the Wildcats the 10-7 lead going into the half.
In the third quarter, Bennet Blanks dove in from 1-yard out, to extend the Wildcat’s lead 17-7, with 5:28 left in the third. The Blue Devils returned the kickoff for a 65-yard touchdown, making the score 17-14 with 5:13 remaining in the third quarter. Hughes hit another field goal making the score 20-14 at the end of the third.
With 7:20 left in the game, Barnes scored to give the Wildcats the 26-14 win over the Blue Devils.
The Fort Payne Wildcats will travel to Huntsville to take on Mae Jemison on Friday night.