MOULTON — In a matter of 3 minutes, 10 seconds, Gabe Vernon and the Lawrence County Red Devils turned a scoreless game into a blowout, as the Red Devils went on to beat county rival R.A. Hubbard 28-0 Friday night.
The win was the first over Hubbard since 1972 and the Red Devils (3-7) completed the sweep of Lawrence County schools for the first time in school history.
Vernon scored on runs of 11 and 10 yards, and hauled in a 77-yard touchdown catch to lead the Red Devils.
The running back finished with 134 yards on 14 carries.
Lawrence County’s defense also stepped up, holding the Chiefs to negative yards in the second half and only 85 total yards for the game.
Clay Terry was phenomenal in the passing game after taking a few sacks early in the game.
The senior quarterback finished the night 8-of-15 passing for 169 yards a touchdown and interception.
R.A. Hubbard running back John Owens led the team with 51 yards on the ground.
R.A. Hubbard travels to Collinsville in the Gadsden area Friday for the first round of the state Class 1A playoffs.
Auburn 49, East Limestone 14: Torren Haley eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark on the season, rushing for 152 yards and two scores on 29 carries, but it wasn’t enough as East Limestone’s season came to an end with a loss at Class 6A, No. 5 Auburn.
Dontavious Brooks and Selwyn Torbert each accounted for two touchdowns as Auburn opened a 42-0 lead before Haley got the Indians (4-6) on the board with his first touchdown, a 28-yarder, late in the third quarter.
After a Jadarius Drummonds touchdown run pushed the lead to 49-7,
Haley closed out the scoring with a 4-yard run with less than two minutes to play.
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