BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent
Fyffe used a 28-point second quarter to build a 35-0 halftime lead against Aliceville and never looked back, as the Red Devils defeated the Yellow Jackets 49-8. Only a few of the Aliceville players played in the 2016 state championship game against Fyffe, but the result was very similar, as the Red Devils won that matchup 28-0.
“Things come back to haunt you sometimes and this team made us pay for all the things that we’ve been doing and getting by,” Aliceville head coach Melvin Pete said.
Payton Anderson ran for a 4-yard Fyffe score in the first quarter to give the Red Devils a 7-0 lead after one quarter. The Yellow Jackets hung in until the Red Devils went on a second-quarter barrage, which began when Fyffe quarterback Zach Pyron ran for a 1-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Anderson then scored his second touchdown of the evening on a 9-yard run to put the Red Devils ahead 21-0. Pyron then scored on another 1-yard quarterback sneak to increase the lead to 28-0 and Anderson went in for his third score of the night on a 31-yard touchdown run. Fyffe headed into the locker room with an insurmountable 35-0 lead.
“They were very methodical. Their offense is a well-oiled machine,” Pete said. “We didn’t get off to a fast start like we have all year and it compiled on us.”
Aliceville managed to get on the board in the third quarter when quarterback Kavon McGraw found Devontae Wright for a 51-yard touchdown pass. McGraw then ran for the 2-point conversion to make the score 35-8. Fyffe would then tack on another score, as Anderson ran for a 6-yard touchdown, his fourth of the night, to make
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