Thorne Slaton rushed for two second-half touchdowns to help seal West Limestone's 41-14 win over Priceville as the Wildcats finished its Class 4A, Region 8 schedule unbeaten.

West Limestone will be the top seed from the region. Priceville's loss combined with Brooks' 30-7 win over Wilson eliminated the Bulldogs from postseason contention.

Colin Patterson had a touchdown pass for West Limestone (8-1, 7-0). Dakota Wilson opened the second half with a 78-yard kickoff return score. Bradley Smith added a score on a run. Maiko Bartmann kicked two field goals.

Xander Gaines scored from the Wildcats' 8 to cap the game's opening drive and put Priceville ahead 7-0 with 6:31 left in the first quarter.

From that point, West Limestone responded with 27 unanswered points. On the ensuing possession Patterson threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to River Helms.

After forcing a Priceville punt, the Wildcats tacked on a Bartmann 27-yard field goal at the 8:28 mark of the second quarter.

Bartmann added a 25-yard field goal one second before halftime to give the Wildcats a 13-7 lead.

West Limestone stopped Priceville on downs near midfield following Wilson's kickoff return score, and Slaton capitalized on the field position with a 5-yard run to increase the lead to 27-7 with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter.

Priceville narrowed its deficit with a Wyatt Hurt 27-yard touchdown pass to Joey Lubisco with 9:32 left in regulation.

Slaton and the team's defense helped ensure there would be no fourth-quarter collapse by the Wildcats.

Priceville recovered an onside kick at West Limestone's 43 but was stopped on downs four plays later at the 46. Logan Haggard registered an 11-yard sack, the first of two he recorded in the game, on second down after the Bulldogs picked up 8 yards on first down.

Slaton took over with two carries. After and 8-yard run on first down he scored on a 44-yard  burst with 7:57 remaining in the game.

West Limestone stalled Priceville's next drive on downs at the Bulldogs' 47. Smith's 17-yard touchdown wrapped up the drive and the scoring.

West Limestone will host Ardmore in its regular season finale Thursday before beginning the Class 4A playoffs the following week.

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