Eightmile, AL Last season the Eufaula Tigers knocked the Blount Leopards out of the AHSAA Playoffs in the 1st round defeating them 35-6. Fast forward to this season, “The Rematch”. These two teams meet up in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Auburn commit Lee Hunter posted on his Twitter account, “Unfinished Business.” Eufaula was the first to score the pigskin after a pass from Hess Horne to Rodarius Thomas within the rezone. Then Jamarian Lewis punched it in from 2 yards out. Blount’s Melvin Williams moved the Leopards down the field into the redzone and then connected with Ametrius Williams on an 8 yard pass to the endzone. Blount had the field goal blocked, score 7-6 Tigers end of the1st quarter.
Start of the 2nd quarter the Leopards move the ball down the field within the redzone. Wildcat to Jarris Williams for the touchdown 12-7 Blount, but hold the phones Blount’s Jarris Williams in with the 2pt. conversion 14-7 Leopards. Eufaula moves the ball down the field but has to punt with Armani Diamond back to receive.
Diamond fields it from the 15 yardline runs right breaks two tackles and cuts back left up field with one man to beat walks into the endzone. An 85 yard punt return by Armani Diamond puts Blount up 20-7 field goal good 21-7 Blount. Tigers unable to score on the next drive, Leopards moving the ball down the field to the 22 yardline of the Tigers. Handoff to Jarris Williams bounces outside touchdown Blount. Field goal good 29-7 Blount leading Eufaula. Eufaula moves the ball down the field and Jamarian Lewis punches it in from 1 yard out. Field goal is good 28-14 Blount at the half.
Start of the 3rd quarter Blount receives the ball gets it to their own 30 yardline. Next snap fumble and the Tigers have it at the Leopards 36 yardline. Tigers get the ball down to Blount’s 8 yardline, but unable to score turnover on downs. Blount moves the ball down the field get’s inside the 5 yardline, Lamarcus Brown for the touchdown. Field goal is good Blount leading 35-14 end of the 3rd quarter. The Tigers go without scoring on another drive, Blount has the ball at their own 35 yardline. Lamarcus Brown hands off to Jarris Williams bounces it outside and he’s gone folks touchdown Blount 65 yards. Blount misses the field goal 41-14 Blount leading.
Eufaula moves the ball down the field into the redzone Devin Fuller in for the 2 yard touchdown, two pt. conversion no good. 41-20 Blount. Blount turns ball over on downs and the Tigers are marching down the field. Next play Hess Horne to Emmanual Stevenson for a 25 yard touchdown pass. Two point conversion good pass to Jay’juan Townsend 41-28 Blount. Blount runs out the remainder of time left in the game.
Head Coach Lev Holly and his Staff have the Leopards peaking at the right time. The Leopards will be taking on Spanish Fort next week for a rematch from earlier in the season.