The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


September 21, 2013

Muscle Shoals stymies AHS 35-0

No. 4 Trojans thrive on Golden Eagles' 6 giveaways


Game notes:

• Game captains were seniors Johnnie Anderson, Reggie Battles, Bram McGrady and D.J. Pride for Athens, and Zachary Sullivan and Ethon Felton for Muscle Shoals.

• Athens, which last won a state title in 2006 and went to the playoffs in 2010, still has a 17-7 record against Muscle Shoals, including six straight wins from 2004-09.

• Muscle Shoals, which has transitioned from a last-place team in the region to a state title contender under sixth-year coach Scott Basden, have won the past four meetings with Athens by a combined score of 118-10.

• During the past seven seasons, Athens has been held scoreless six times at Golden Eagle Stadium, including a 24-0 loss to Muscle Shoals in 2011.

• Muscle Shoals kicker Rhett Morrison converted all five of his extra point attempts. He missed a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter.


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