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Week Eight recaps

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer

Entering the final stretch of the season, many teams in Chilton County faced pivotal games in week eight.

Maplesville faced Notasulga, winning 27-0 in a game that may have decided who will end up being named the regional champion.

Isabella and Thorsby both collected blowout wins on their Homecoming nights, while Jemison fell in its Homecoming game.

Three other local teams hit the road for big regional matchups in week eight. Here’s how those games went.

 

Wetumpka 21

CCHS 7

 

Chilton County High School fell to Wetumpka in a tough game on Oct. 8.

The loss was the Tigers’ second in a row after losing on the road to Helena in week seven.

In the week seven loss, the CCHS offense exploded for 40 points, nearly pulling off the upset. However, in this game, the Tigers could not get much going on the offensive side of the ball.

Running backs Rashard Childers and Jamon Dejarnett managed to gain just 35 yards combined on 13 rushes, while quarterback Cannon Miller picked up just 147 yards through the air on 15 completions.

On defense, the Tigers bounced back from a tough performance against Helena to limit the Wetumpka offense to just 21 points.

The defense limited the Wetumpka attack despite a lack of splash plays in the game. The unit forced just one turnover and did not pick up a sack in the effort.

 

Loachapoka 42

Verbena 20

 

Verbena High School lost its second straight regional match on Oct. 8, falling to Loachapoka High School 42-20.

The loss dropped Verbena’s record to 4-4 on the season.

The game was very competitive in the first half. The Red Devils overcame a 16-6 deficit in the first quarter to come within two points by halftime, trailing 16-14 with two quarters to go.

Unfortunately for Verbena, things got away from them in the second half. Loachapoka was able to put together a pair of scoring drives in the third quarter, and then scored a couple of more times in the fourth to pull out the win.

 

Billingsley 35

Autaugaville 13

 

Billingsley pulled out a massive win at home in week eight, upsetting an Auataugaville team that had only lost once this season going into the game.

After ending a five-game losing streak the week before in Verbena, the Bears were able to carry that momentum over into this game, as the offense exploded for a second straight week after struggling for much of the season.

Things were close in the first quarter, as each team put together a pair of scoring drives. Billingsley led 14-13 at the end of the quarter.

It was all Billingsley the rest of the way, however, as the Bears scored three more touchdowns in the game, sealing the victory.