Aliceville rolls past Keith

Published 12:35 am Saturday, September 3, 2016

By Terkela Spicer
Special to the Times-Journal

In an anticipated class 2A, region 4 matchup, Aliceville dominated Keith for a 48-8 win in Orrville Friday night.

By the time Jeashun Black scored Keith’s first touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter, the outcome of the game was already decided. Aliceville moved to 1-1 on the year while Keith fell to 1-2 and 0-1 in region 4 play.

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“The biggest thing about the game was the physicality of it,” said Keith head coach Harry Crum. “They were fast and well practiced. When we returned we thought we had them for the first few drives but we just couldn’t catch our footing. They took away what we do best. Now it’s time to go regroup, lick our wounds and start fresh.”

In the first quarter, Jamar Richardson gave Aliceville their first touchdown, but it was only the start of a big night for the Yellow Jackets. Richardson added an interception to help Aliceville take a 28-0 lead into halftime.

The halftime show must have given the Yellow Jackets an extra boost too. Aliceville scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter to bring the score to 42-0. With the game out of reach, the Bears didn’t quit. Black scored Keith’s first touchdown of the night to bring the score to 42 to 6, and a successful two point conversion made the score 42-8.

Aliceville chipped in one more touchdown in the final seconds.

“Our victory tonight was the result of great practices and teamwork,” said Aliceville head coach Rico Jackson. “Keith is a great team, I think the game just fell our way tonight. If I could say one thing to the Bears, it would be keep playing and hopefully we will see you in the playoffs.”

Aliceville will host Francis Marion next week, while Keith will play at Billingsley.