Tyler McCarley, Ardmore
McCarley was one of several players in Limestone County to have a big night running the football. The senior has been consistent for Ardmore this season, earning honorable mention several times.
Tyler McCarley, Ardmore
McCarley has been the team’s workhorse this season and Friday night’s 16-7 win over Clements was no different. McCarley carried the ball 21 times for 121 yards and a touchdown. Through five games, McCarley has rushed for 559 yards and six touchdowns. McCarley is averaging 111.8 yards per game on the ground this season.
Other players earning notice are:
Zach Ellis, Ardmore: The senior running back had his best game of the season Friday in a 16-7 win over Clements. Ellis ran for a game-high 158 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown to help the Tigers in the rivalry win. Ellis is part of a trio of Ardmore running backs that have averaged more than 300 yards per game as a team in Ardmore’s four wins this season.
Logan Pugh, West Limestone:
Pugh returned to the form he enjoyed earlier this year in a 41-14 win over Elkmont. The junior rushed for a game-high 134 yards and two touchdowns.
Dillon Miller, West Limestone
For the second consecutive game, Miller scored two touchdowns to help his team in back-to-back victories. Miller carried the ball 18 times for 118 yards in the win over Elkmont.
Torren Haley, East Limestone
Haley was one of 16 East Limestone players to record a carry in Friday’s 41-14 homecoming win over James Clemens. Haley had a game-high 112 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Hayden Stephens, Tanner
Stephens ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half in Tanner’s win over R.A. Hubbard.
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Tanner won its second consecutive 2A state championship with a 21-13 victory over Washington County.
Tanner vs. Washington County: Tale of the tape
Predicting the outcome of high school football games during the regular season and in the first few rounds of the playoffs is sometimes a guessing a game, but can often be determined by just comparing common opponents.
Once a team reaches the state championship game, all bets are off. There are no common opponents and it’s difficult to know how the teams will fare.
Experience could be the difference for Tanner
Speaking with Tanner football players Wednesday afternoon, you wouldn’t know they were less than 48 hours away from a state championship game. Calm, cool and collected, each player answered questions with the confidence you would expect from a team playing in its third consecutive 2A title game.
Madison Academy wins 3A title 31-14 over Leeds
Kemoni Miller rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead Madison Academy to a 31-14 victory over Leeds Thursday in the Class 3A championship game.
East Limestone reduced to one player in rare forfeit
No one in East Limestone’s Gymnasium had seen anything like it before.
Athens and East Limestone varsity girls teams played a back-and-forth game that you would expect from any rivalry, but what happened in the final minutes made even the Iron Bowl finish look ordinary.
East was reduced four players in the final minutes of the fourth quarter after having its fourth player foul out Tuesday. Playing four versus five, East erased a six-point deficit in the final two minutes to force overtime.
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