Thorsby loses 4th straight

Published 10:59 pm Friday, October 7, 2016

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Staff Writer

THORSBY – Thorsby played host to the Class 2A Region 4 leader Aliceville Yellow Jackets on Friday night in the first matchup ever between the two teams.

Aliceville came in with a 5-1 (4-0) record and hadn’t lost since their first game of the season at Gordo in a game they would lose 20-0.

Thorsby came into the matchup with a 1-5 overall record, but held a 1-2 record in region play; meaning playoff hopes were still alive.

In order to continue any hope of the playoffs they would have to take down the Yellow Jackets in their toughest game of the year, but that task would prove to be too much as the Rebels would fall in this one by a score of 51-7.

It was a tough blow for Thorsby, but depending on how other games turn out tonight they still could have an outside chance of making the playoffs. After falling to 1-6 (1-3) it’s not very likely, but with two region games left against Billingsley and Keith there’s a shot.

The Rebels will travel to Billingsley next Friday, Oct. 14 to take on the Bears, and even if playoff hopes are lost it could still be a game to help build this young teams confidence.