Southside High, Keith High fall on the road

Published 8:45 am Sunday, September 20, 2020

Southside’s losing streak continued Saturday night.

Hale County scored 27 straight points en-route to a 27-16 victory over the Panthers at Howell Field in Moundville.

The Panthers slip to 1-3 overall, but 0-3 in Region 3, Class 3A. Southside will need to win out to have a shot at making the state playoffs.

“We turned the ball over too many times,” Panthers coach Charles Moody said. “We drove it up and down the field, but turned it over.”

Southside jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on a pair of one-yard scoring runs from Keandre Williams. Christopher Thomas added a two-point conversion run.

Hale County came back with two second quarter touchdowns, climbing within 14-12 at halftime. Malachi Pastuer recovered a fumble in the end zone and Matthew Swartz and Jamarion Ryan connected on a 74-yard touchdown pass.

The Wildcats grabbed a 27-14 third quarter lead. Ty Gardner scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion run. Swartz hit Steve Scott on a 13-yard TD pass. Aziyah Wynn kicked the extra point.

The Panthers’ final points came on a safety in the fourth quarter.

Thomas threw for 204 yards. Spears caught five passes for 123 yards.

Autaugaville 21, Keith 8: The Bears (2-2) fall in Autauga County.

DeCarlos Moore scored the only touchdown for the Bears, who entertain county rival Southside on Friday night at J.V. Caldwell Stadium in Orrville.