Fyffe, AL – The No. 2 ranked Fyffe Red Devils continued their dominance with another decisive victory Friday night in the second round of the AHSAA Class 2A postseason. The defending champion Red Devils rolled to a 57-24 victory over the Lexington Golden Bears at Paul Benefield Stadium.
Logan Anderson and Ryder Gipson led the charge for the Red Devils. Anderson ran an impressive 14 times for 275 yards and four touchdowns, while Gipson contributed five carries for 166 yards and three scores. As a team, the Red Devils amassed 515 yards rushing on 31 carries without attempting a single pass.
Lexington made a bold attempt to score early in the game, driving to the Red Devil five yard line before being turned away on downs. Fyffe took immediate advantage, with Gipson bolting 95 yards for a score putting the Devils up 7-0 early. Anderson notched a pair of Red Devil rushing scores of 5 and 54 yards to give Fyffe a 21-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
The Lexington offense came to life midway through the second quarter as Wyatt Arrowsmith capped a Golden Bear drive with at rushing score from inside the Devil five yard line but Fyffe remained undeterred. They responded with a pair of Gibson touchdown runs to cap the first half at 36-8 in favor of the defending 2A state champions.
Fyffe continued to dominate in the second half, with Anderson sprinting 44 yards to the end zone within the first minute. Lexington attempted a comeback with a scoring drive, but Fyffe quickly retaliated with Anderson securing his final touchdown of the night on a 32-yard run. After recovering the kick, Gipson collected another Red Devil score, rushing into the endzone from just inside the Lexington 40 yard line.
The Bears scored their third touchdown of the night midway through the fourth quarter as quarterback as Brady Killen tossed a 60 yard scoring strike to Arrowsmith followed by Lexington’s third successful two-point conversion attempt.
Looking ahead, the Red Devils are set to make their 11th consecutive appearance in the quarterfinals, hosting the unbeaten Locust Fork Hornets Friday night at Paul Benefield Stadium.
Lexington’s 2023 campaign comes to a close at 7-5, with a 5-1 mark in Region 8 play.