FALKVILLE — Falkville High football coach Joel Schrenk was precise and to the point in describing the Blue Devils’ 24-0 loss to Ragland in Class 1A, Region 6 play Friday night at home.
“That game is over,” Schrenk said. “It’s history. Now, it’s time to get ready for Danville.
“Danville is a big rival of ours, if not our biggest. I’m sure our players are looking forward to playing them. We’ve just got to learn from the mistakes we made tonight, get better every day in practice, and move on.”
In falling to the Purple Devils, Falkville (6-2, 5-2) suffered its second defeat in as many games. The loss makes Falkville the third seed out of Region 6 for the state playoffs. Fourth-ranked Ragland holds the top spot. Addison, which handed the Blue Devils its first loss last week, is the second seed.
On Friday, neither Falkville nor Ragland could produce any points in the opening period before the Purple devils scored twice in the second quarter for a 12-0 lead.
Ragland’s Kijana Lindsay scored on a 6-yard run with 10:15 left before intermission. Lindsay then added a 7-yard scoring run with 2:59 left on the clock.
In the third quarter, Lindsay scored on a 1-yard run to make it 18-0 heading into the final period where he once again ran into the end zone with a 36-yard romp to end the Purple devils’ offensive charge with 1:46 to play.
Lindsay finished the game with 85 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Raglan had 406 yards of total offense, while Falkville finished with 173 yards.
“Ragland showed why they’re ranked No. 4 tonight,” Schrenk said. “They have a good football team.”
Ragland coach Jonathan Nix said the win was needed to help his community.
“It has been a rough week,” Nix said.
“I’m proud of our team and the way they’ve handled it.”
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