The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 3, 2012

Bailey brothers connect in loss for Elkmont


For The News Courier

ZIP CITY — Elkmont may have lost its final game of the season 63-20 at Wilson, but it won’t take away from a special moment in the second quarter’s of Friday’s game. Trailing 28-0, quarterback Jared Bailey threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to brother Rhett Bailey.

It was Rhett’s sixth game back since beating cancer and the first time the two brothers had ever connected on a touchdown play. Bailey finished the game completing 5 of 12 passes for 149 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Rhett led the team in receiving with three catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.

It was all Wilson up until that touchdown play, however. The Warriors scored four first quarter touchdowns including a reverse pass and interception for a touchdown. James Whited got things started for the home team with a 24-yard run. James Rhodes intercepted a pass for a touchdown on Elkmont’s next drive and Tre-Jon Burris made it 21-0 Wilson when he caught a 33-yard reverse pass from Brennan Parish. Burris finished the first-quarter scoring spree on a 49-yard touchdown connection from Hunter Troop.

Burris finished with three touchdown catches and two interceptions.

Elkmont managed to answer another Troop to Burris touchdown with Bailey’s second touchdown toss of the second quarter, this time to Andrew LaBathe on a 43-yard score.

Wilson Cook made it 42-14 Wilson with 14 seconds remaining in the half when he scored on a 4-yard scamper. Jordan Nelson scored Elkmont’s final touchdown on a 1-yard rushing TD in the fourth quarter.

Elkmont finished its season 2-8. The Red Devils played seven teams with a .500 record or better.

-Michael Carter contributed to this report