Football

PCHS Shuts out Spring Garden to Advance to Semifinals

Jaccaurian Washington (5) leaps to defend the pass amidst heavy rains.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent

Pickens County players fought through wet and muddy conditions once again Friday night, but the Tornadoes prevailed 13-0 to advance to the Class 1A semifinals for a third consecutive year. Pickens County moved to Class 2A in the 2014 and 15 seasons, before dropping back down to Class 1A. The Tornadoes have advanced to the state championship game their last three years in Class 1A and will attempt to make it 4-of-4 when they travel to Mars Hill Friday.

Aliceville Defeats Addison 38-22 to Advance to Semifinals

Jaccaurian Washington (5) leaps to defend the pass amidst heavy rains.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent

On a rainy night in Winston County, Aliceville went into the Bulldogs home and came away with a 38-22 win to propel the Yellow Jackets into the Class 2A semifinals this Friday. It is the second time in three years that Aliceville has advanced to the semifinal round of the playoffs.

Gordo Falls at Providence Christian 23-20

BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent

Gordo saw its season come to an end Friday night, as the Greenwave went on their second long road trip in as many weeks to face Providence Christian in Dothan. The two teams faced off in the first round of the 2017 playoffs and Gordo came away with a 34-7 win. Unfortunately, the Greenwave did not have the same result this year, losing 23-20.

Third Time’s a Charm for Greenwave

Gordo’s Troy Garner ran for 83 yards on 24 carries, while hauling in three catches for 75 yards and a touchdown against Mobile Christian.

Gordo (10-2) will face another long road trip this weekend, as the Greenwave will travel to Providence Christian (11-1). The two teams faced off last season in the first round of the playoffs, as Gordo defeated the Eagles 34-7 before losing to Mobile Christian. This will be only the second-ever meeting between the two schools.