AISA Roundup: Macon tops Jackson, Lowndes turns back Crenshaw – Montgomery Independent

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Updated: October 2, 2021 @ 4:42 pm
Macon East Academy quarterback Dionte Powell threw for a touchdown, ran for two more and intercepted a pass on defense as the Knights defeated Jackson Academy on Friday night.

Macon East Academy quarterback Dionte Powell threw for a touchdown, ran for two more and intercepted a pass on defense as the Knights defeated Jackson Academy on Friday night.
Macon East Academy 28, Jackson Academy 12
CECIL — Deonte Powell threw for 174 yards and a touchdown, rushed for two more scores and intercepted a pass on defense as Macon East Academy scored four touchdowns on the AISA’s top-rated defense in a 28-12 win over Jackson Academy on Friday night.
Powell completed 12 of 26 passes for 174 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Daniels, and scored on runs of 3 and 11 yards to help the Knights remain unbeaten at home this season.
Gabe Spencer added 66 yards on 17 carries and scored the Knights’ other touchdown on a 10-yard run.
Daniels had seven receptions for 54 yards and led the defensive effort with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in holding one of AISA’s top offenses in check. Parker Strickland had nine tackles and forced a fumble and Wade Desmarais added nine tackles.
Dalton Nickles had eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery and Teron Wright had eight tackles and a sack. JP Pugh had three sacks and caused a fumble.
Sanders Manning had two receptions for 55 yards.
Jackson Academy (5-1) came into the game with AISA’s top-rated defense, shutting out three teams and allowing only a touchdown to Fort Dale and another to Snook by the reserves. Jackson was also one of the top offenses as well, averaging 38.8 points per game this season.
Macon East (4-3) resumes Class AA Region 1 play with consecutive games against Banks and Chambers at home and Springwood in Lanett.
Lowndes Academy 37, Crenshaw Christian 26
LUVERNE — Parker Lee Harris ran for two touchdowns, caught a pass for another score, ran in a pair of two-point conversions and made seven tackles on defense to lead the Rebels to a 37-26 win over defending state champion Crenshaw Christian 37-26 on Friday night.
The loss was the first for Crenshaw (4-2) in the last 12 games vs. Class A competition dating back to last year.
The Rebels jumped out to a two-touchdown lead over the Cougars, then held off a furious rally by the home team in the fourth quarter as Tyler Tyus completed 10 of 12 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown and Harris rushed for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns on nine carries.
Tyus scored the game’s first touchdown on a 1-yard run, Harris added a 14-yard scoring run then caught a 48-yard pass from Tyus for a 23-6 lead early in the second half after adding two-point conversion runs on the second and third touchdowns.
Crenshaw came back with a pair of touchdowns to trim the deficit to 23-20 before Harris broke free on a 65-yard touchdown run for a 30-20 lead. Drake Mills, who rushed for 163 yards on 27 carries, pulled the Cougars back into the contest with a 12-yard touchdown run, but Tyus countered with an 11-yard scoring run to put the game out of reach.
The two teams combined for 756 yards in the Class A Region 1 battle.
Lowndes (4-3) improved to 2-0 in region play and will travel to Eufaula to play Lakeside in a region battle next Friday. Crenshaw (3-1 in region play) is idle next week before hosting Abbeville in a region game on Oct. 15.
Edgewood Academy 39, Lakeside School 34
ELMORE — Austin Champion ran for an early touchdown and threw for another, helping the Wildcats win an offensive slugfest with Lakeside 39-34 on Saturday.
Champion hit Gabe LeMaster with a 28-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter to break a scoreless tie, then ran 3 yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats a 13-0 lead in a game that featured 566 yards and six turnovers between the two teams.
The first touchdown came on Ileek Quinn’s interception return for a touchdown of a Champion pass, trimming the Wildcat lead to 13-7 before Champion answered with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Rodie to reestablish the 13-point lead.
Back came Tripp Swain with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Branden Jackson early in the third quarter before Edgewood scored twice — once on a 22-yard run by JT Brazell, another on a 38-yard scoring reception by Rodie — for what appeared to be a comfortable 33-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Lakeside came roaring back with a pair of touchdown runs before Champion ran 29 yards to give Edgewood a 12-point lead with two minutes left.
Another Swain touchdown pass trimmed the deficit to five points with 94 seconds left, but the Chiefs could get no closer.
Champion was 11 of 19 for 173 yards and three touchdowns, while Rodie had 120 of those yards on six receptions.
Swain was 14 of 26 for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns, with Jackson pulling in seven of those receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Bryson Boone had nine tackles to lead Edgewood, followed by Brazell with eight and LeMaster and Sam Williams with six tackles each.
Edgewood (4-2) travels to LaFayette next week for a region game at Chambers.
Lakeside (2-3) plays host to Lowndes in a region matchup next Friday.
Banks Academy 46, Abbeville Christian 13
BIRMINGHAM — Junior Josh Bonner rushed for 288 yards and four touchdowns as the Jets won their fifth game of the season with a non-region win over the Generals on Friday.
Banks (5-2) travels to Cecil next week for a big region game against Macon East Academy. Abbeville Christian (2-4) travels to Harpersville next week for a region matchup with Coosa Valley.
Fort Dale 57, Hooper 35
GREENVILLE — Hooper registered its highest offensive total of the season, but it wasn’t enough to spoil Fort Dale’s homecoming on Friday night.
R.J. Coker rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown, Zac Rusley rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown and Emmanuel Grant rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown but the Colts couldn’t find enough defensive stops to pull off the victory.
The Colts picked up another touchdown when Robert McGinty grabbed an onside kick and ran 49 yards for a touchdown.
Rusley led the defensive effort with eight tackles and a blocked kick. Shawn Murphy and McGinty each had seven tackles.
Hooper (2-4) returns home to play Glenwood on Thursday at Davis Henry Field. Fort Dale (2-4) remains home to play Monroe next Friday.
Patrician Academy 43, South Choctaw 0
BUTLER — Tyler Lewis threw three touchdown passes, added four extra points and closed out the night with a field goal to lead the Saints to a 43-0 win over South Choctaw Academy on Thursday night.
Lewis completed 5 of 6 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns, throwing 20 yards to Gavin Lewis, 44 yards to Jay Lindsey and 76 yards to Tate Boykin 14 seconds into the second quarter for a 20-0 lead.
Cecil Perry added a 55-yard touchdown run and Boykin scored on a run of 24 yards to give Patrician a 34-0 halftime lead.
Patrician (4-2) travels to Southern for a region game next Friday, while South Choctaw (2-4) plays host to Sparta in a region game.
AISA SCOREBOARD
Pike Liberal Arts 42, Tuscaloosa 14
Fort Dale 57, Hooper 35
Glenwood 21, Monroe 13
Valiant Cross 38, Morgan 25
Lee-Scott 35, Bessemer 12
Patrician 43, South Choctaw 0
Escambia 22, Chipley (Fla.) 7
Wilcox 53, Snook 0
Pickens 33 , Southern 27
Autauga 21, Robert F. Munroe (Fla.) 12
Edgewood 39, Lakeside 34
Banks 46, Abbeville 13
Macon East 28, Jackson 12
Coosa Valley 34, Cornerstone 6
Lowndes 37, Crenshaw 26

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