Selma surprises Prattville, Lions still prevail

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2007

Facing an unlikely upset of nationally ranked Prattville, Selma did what no other team has done all year against the Lions.

The Saints (4-5, 2-5 6A Region 4) scored three touchdowns but still fell 52-21.

The Lions (9-0, 7-0) have allowed 21 points one other time in the last 29 games – when they beat Hoover 35-21 in last year’s state championship game.

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Running back Justin Albert scored a pair of touchdowns and ran for 118 yards, and the Lions scored three touchdowns on blocked punts.

Selma backup quarterback Keaton Spears led back-to-back scoring drives to cut the lead to 17, but Prattville pulled away with two late touchdowns.

Escambia County 35, Southside 14

Escambia’s Katral James scored three touchdowns and rolled up 143 rushing yards in the win for the Blue Devils (7-2).

Kevin Rowe led Southside (2-7) with 11 tackles on the Panthers’ senior night.

Maplesville 51, Verbena 8

Chilton County 42, Dallas County 20