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Morgan falls to Southern

Morgan Academy coach Brian King is going to ask AISA officials if the statistics can be used to determine a game’s winner, not the scoreboard.

Not really. But he’d like to.

Especially after Friday night’s 20-7 loss to No. 3-ranked Southern in Greensboro.

“We drove up and down the field,” King said. “But we just couldn’t get the ball in the end zone. We were in the red zone five times Friday night, and we only converted once.”

Senators quarterback Austin Smitherman threw a 13-yard TD pass to Jody Glover for Morgan’s only score of the night.

“Statwise, we probably won the game,” Davis said.

The Senators’ season doesn’t get any easier with next week’s contest hosting Bessemer, the state’s No. 2-ranked team, which lost to Monroe 31-14 Friday.

In other games, No. 8 Lowndes Academy defeated Glenwood 47-7, St. Jude downed Keith 36-14, Bibb County beat Southside 34-6 and Highland Home held off Francis Marion 22-6.

Lowndes Academy 47, Glenwood 7

PHENIX CITY — Tyler Bozeman rushed 20 times for 84 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lowndes.

Other touchdowns for Lowndes were scored by Brandon Pate, Chance Ward on a 29-yard reception, Toby King and Jamie Green on a fumble return.

Lowndes (5-1) held Glenwood to only two first downs, while the visitors collected 16 first downs on 425 yards total offense.

Leading the defensive stats for Lowndes were Kristian Kilpatrick with eight tackles and Bozeman with six.

Lowndes goes to Wilcox Academy next week.

St. Jude 36, Keith 14

ORRVILLE — The Keith Bears were holding it together until just before the end of the first half, Coach Keith Crum said. Then the wheels came off.

“It was a very physical game,” he said. “We had a mixup right before the half and it hurt us.”

With about five minutes to go, a problem in assignments led to two quick St. Jude scores and the 21-8 halftime advantage.

Keith had tied the game 8-8 on its first possession after Rodney Ellis scored on a 30-yard run. But the quick scores took the air out of the football.

Damarquis Lumpkin scored the other Bears touchdown on a 20-yard run.

Gerald Matthews sparked the Keith defense on the night with three interceptions.

The Bears go to Reeltown next week hoping to get back in the Class 2A Region 3 race.

“I think we can do well if we win three of the last four games,” Crum said.