BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent
Pickens County went to Falkville and ended the Blue Devils’ undefeated season as the Tornadoes jumped out to a 22-0 first-half lead and never looked back, winning 34-15. Falkville had scored over 50 points in seven of their 11 games, but Pickens County used strong defense to hold the Blue Devils to 15 points.
“We knew they did things that test your defense and we went in with a plan,” Pickens County head coach Michael Williams said. “It always feels good as a coach when your plan works. That’s two down, we’ve got three more to go.”
Pickens County kicked the ball to Falkville early and Falkville quarterback Aaron Dove tossed an interception to Kareem Spruill on the first play of the game to set the Tornadoes up in nice field position. Aljaron Edwards then tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jadavian Johnson for a 7-0 lead with 11:48 still remaining in the first quarter.
Jaccaurian Washington ran for an 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter, as Edwards converted the 2-point conversion to give Pickens County a 15-0 lead. The Tornadoes stretched the lead to 22-0 with 2:31 remaining before halftime when K.J. Byrd forced a fumble, which was returned 62 yards for a touchdown by Elijah Wallace.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.