Hueytown Tops McAdory 20-15

McCalla, AL – The Hueytown Golden Gophers secured a hard-fought victory over the McAdory Yellow Jackets, with a final score of 20-15 Friday night in west Jefferson County. 

The win lifts Greg Patterson’s Golden Gophers to 4-3 on the season, with an impressive 4-1 standing in Class 6A Region 4 play.  McAdory slips to 4-3, with a 3-2 mark in region play. Hueytown currently holds the second spot in the Region 4 standings, right behind the undefeated Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa Patriots (8-0, 5-0).

The game opened with a bang as Hueytown (4-3, 4-1) swiftly took control, embarking on an impressive 78-yard drive for their first score. Jakhael Rowser played a pivotal role, showcasing his speed and agility with a 35-yard run. Rowser then executed a fantastic 6-yard scoring bolt out of the wildcat formation, propelling the Gophers to a 7-0 lead, with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter. 

Not content with this early advantage, Hueytown extended their lead to two scores when Diego Torres booted a 27-yard field goal. Giving the visitors a 10-0 advantage early in the second period. 

McAdory, however, was not ready to concede. They made their presence known by cutting Hueytown’s lead to 10-3, thanks to Humberto Rosales’ incredible 47-yard field goal. The impressive kick followed an interception by Nick Thomason, who picked off a Hueytown pass returning it to the Gopher 24 yard line. 

On the Golden Gophers next possession, Jebron Ellington capped a five-play drive with a brilliant 7-yard touchdown run, putting Hueytown up 17-3 at the break.

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In the third, Torres continued his impressive kicking performance, splitting the uprights for the second time, this one from 27 yards out. This extended Hueytown’s lead to 20-3, with just over nine minutes to play in the third period.

McAdory staged a late-game comeback, with Derrion Davis making a remarkable play. as Derrion Davis snagged a deflected Golden Gopher pass and sprinted an incredible 74 yards into the endzone, closing the gap to 20-9 with just under five minutes left in the contest.

The Yellow Jackets were not finished.  In a thrilling conclusion to the game, JaCorey Whitted snagged a 70 yard touchdown reception on the last play of the game. While it wasn’t enough to claim victory, it added a spectacular touch to an already action-packed game.

Looking ahead, the Golden Gophers return home next week to take on the Northridge Jaguars (1-6, 1-4) who are on a four game loosing skid.  Head coach Aryvia Holmes Yellow Jackets will look to bounce back by hosting the Brookwood Panthers (1-6, 0-5) who have dropped their last five contests.   

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