CAPSHAW — Brick Pugh and his fellow senior teammates made sure their last homecoming was one to remember.
East Limestone defeated Columbia 65-14 Friday night in a Class 5A, Region 8 game to improve to 4-0 on the season and remain undefeated in region play. The Indians were led by Pugh's arm. He was 11 of 16 on the night for 238 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball four times for 44 yards and had a 6 yard touchdown.
"I'm really proud for our kids right now," East Limestone coach Jeff Pugh said. "Our program has been through a lot over the past two years. What's helped our kids is playing are playing together, they don't make sloppy mistakes, and they play hard. We're about to get into the meat of our schedule so were really going to see what we're made of."
Sylvaughn Turner was another big playmaker for East Limestone. The junior ran a Columbia punt back 75 yards for a touchdown and the 14-0 lead early in the first quarter. He also had an 85 yard punt return in the third. In addition he had three receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Columbia managed to get on the board late in the second half when they recovered an East Limestone fumble. David Dubose scooped it up and returned it 70 yards for the score.
East Limestone travels to face cross town rival Athens next week.