Albertville, AL – The Guntersville Wildcats, ranked 10th in Class 5A, showcased their dominance as they rolled to a resounding 57-16 victory over the 7A Albertville Aggies Friday night at McCord Field. This matchup marked the 109th meeting between the Marshall County rivals, cementing its status as Alabama’s oldest gridiron rivalry.
The victory gives the Class 5A, Region 7 champion Wildcats a 56-47-6 advantage in the series that dates back to 1914.
From the opening kick, Guntersville asserted their authority in the contest, sprinting to an impressive 50-0 halftime lead. The Wildcats’ offense was firing on all cylinders, with Enelson Delva leading the charge with 130 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Julyon Jordon added to the onslaught with 87 yards and a touchdown of his own. Camp Green and Avery Clifton contributed two scores apiece, further solidifying Guntersville’s dominance.
But it wasn’t just the offense that shined for the Wildcats. Date Peterson made his mark on the game with a crucial interception return for a touchdown, further demoralizing the struggling Aggies. Despite their best efforts, the Aggies were unable to find a rhythm and ultimately closed out first year head coach Burt Browne’s first season at the helm of the Albertville program at 0-10.
For Guntersville, this victory propels them to an impressive 9-1 record on the season. Their next challenge awaits them in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs, where they will face off against the Springville Tigers (5-5, 3-3) in front of their home crowd at Chorba-Lee Stadium next Friday night.
On the other hand, Albertville’s loosing streak now stands at a 18 games, marking the longest in program history. The Aggies’ last taste of victory came back in August 2022 with a win over county rival Boaz.
As the rivalry between Guntersville and Albertville continues to captivate fans year after year, it’s clear that the Wildcats have firmly established themselves as the dominant force in this historic matchup having secured five straight victories over their foes from Sand Mountain.