The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 5, 2013

West takes a step toward playoffs

Elkmont fumbles away game at Madison Academy

From staff reports

— From staff reports

West Limestone (4-2, 2-2) took a major step forward in the quest for a playoff berth with a 30-22 homecoming win over Wilson Friday. The Wildcats used a balanced attack to jump out to a 30-6 lead before holding off a late Wilson comeback in the fourth quarter.

West Limestone took a 8-0 first-quarter lead when quarterback Drew Blakely scrambled for a 2-yard score. Blakely then hit Stevie Romero for the successful two-point conversion.

Romero added six more points when he caught a 25-yard touchdown from Blakely in the second quarter. Another successful two-point conversion from a Dillon Miller run made it 16-0.

Miller added another rushing touchdown before halftime to give West a 20-6 lead at the break. Miller finished with 18 carries for 92 yards and two touchdowns, including West Limestone’s final score in the third quarter.

Blakely completed 11 of 21 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown. West Limestone rushed for 187.

West Limestone moved into a tie for fourth place in 4A Region 8 with Priceville (4-2, 2-2). The Wildcats travel to Rogers (0-6, 0-4) Friday.

Madison Academy 56, Elkmont 14

Elkmont fumbled its first three possessions inside its own 30-yard line as Madison Academy took a 28-0 first quarter lead on the way to a 56-14 victory Friday.

The Mustangs led 56-0 before Elkmont added a pair of late touchdowns from Mike Tucker and Joshua Carter. Tucker scored on a 6-yard run while Carter picked up a fumble and returned it 80 yards for a score.

Tucker ran for 64 yards on 16 carries. Malik Miller led Madison Academy with 109 yards and three touchdowns.

Elkmont (2-4, 2-2) hosts Clements (1-5, 1-3) next week for an intracounty matchup.