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October 21, 2013

Elkmont’s playoff hopes take a hit with loss to Deshler

— Elkmont’s shot at reaching the postseason stalled Friday in a 49-14 loss to Deshler. After falling behind 21-0 at halftime, the Red Devils saw the visiting Deshler squad pull away by reeling off four touchdowns in the third quarter.

Terrance Byrd and Chandler Brown led a potent rushing attack for the Tigers. The duo combined for more than 300 yards and four scores.

Brown gave Deshler a quick two-score lead when he scored on runs of 27 and eight yards in the first quarter. Deshler quarterback Sam Howard connected with Brown in the second quarter for the Tigers’ third score.

Byrd made sure there would be no Elkmont comeback when he raced 70 yards on the first play of the second half.

Elkmont scored both its touchdowns in the fourth quarter on short runs. Jarred Bailey put the Red Devils on the board from 1 yard out while Zeb Panky scored the final touchdown on a 5-yard run.

Elkmont (3-5, 3-3) still has a chance to make the playoff if they win at Lauderdale County (6-2, 4-2) next week. Deshler (5-3, 3-3) is in with a win at Clements (1-7, 1-5). Clements lost to visiting Colbert County 45-8 Friday. Colts quarterback Jimmy Marsh hit Carson Cook late in the fourth quarter for the only Clements score.

Hartselle 35

East Limestone 7

East Limestone dropped its third consecutive region game in a 35-7 loss to Hartselle Friday. As in two previous defeats, the Indians fell in a hole early and never recovered.

Running back D’Andre Mack did the damage for Hartselle, rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Jacob Tiffin threw a 15-yard pass to Zeth Malcolm just before halftime to give the Tigers a 21-0 lead at the break.

East Limestone’s score came late in the fourth quarter on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Brick Pugh to Nick Walsh. Pugh completed 10 of 19 attempts with no interceptions and a touchdown. Walsh led East Limestone with three catches for 71 yards and a score.

East Limestone had a chance to pull within a touchdown in the second quarter, but a fumble at the 2-yard line ended a promising drive. Hartselle outgained East Limestone 431 to 160 in total yards.

East Limestone (2-6, 1-5) hosts West Point (2-6, 1-5) in the final region game of the season next week. Hartselle (6-2, 4-2) hosts Russellville (4-4, 3-3).

— Anthony Moran contributed to this story.

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