Panthers fall to Straughn

Published 1:44 am Saturday, September 14, 2013

By Zack Maio

The Andalusia News


ANDALUSIA — Straughn captured a decisive 35-6 homecoming victory over Southside –Selma Friday  night.

The Tiger offense struck for five touchdowns while the defense shined throughout in the region win.

Straughn head coach Trent Taylor said he was pleased.

“With homecoming, we were worried about being focused,” he said. “But I thought our kids came out and played really business-like. Playing a region game for homecoming is not what you want to do, but we took care of business and did what we needed to do.”

Starting on the 35, Devin Scott ran 25 yards on the first play of the game.

That set the tone as quarterback Rollin Kinsaul found Brice Scott in the endzone on a 38-yard pass.

Austin Worley’s PAT was good, and the Tigers led 7-0.

The defense forced Southside-Selma into a three-and-out.

A blocked punt set up the home squad at the 2-yard line where Devin Scott extended the lead to 14-0 with 8:32 in the first quarter.

The Panthers answered with a big return, but a flag nullified the play. Both teams continued to trade possessions until Kinsaul threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Brady Page to up the score to 21-0 with 1:37 left in the first period.

Southside-Selma made a threat, getting to Straughn’s 26 before turning the ball back over on downs.

Devin Scott had a big 19-yard run on first down to set up Keith Edgar’s 7-yard sprint with 5:03 left in the half.

The PAT was good, and Straughn had a comfortable 28-0 lead. The defense d did not allow a first down nearly the entire game.