Week 11 recaps
Published 2:01 pm Monday, November 1, 2021
By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer
The 2021 regular season wrapped up on Oct. 29. In the final week of play, local teams like Chilton County High School and Thorsby High School finished their regular seasons with wins.
Others were not as fortunate, but some who lost in their season finales will get a chance to bounce back in playoff games this week.
Here is how each local team did in its regular season finale.
Elmore County 10
After nine games of frustration and struggles, Jemison High School was finally able to break through for its first win in 2021.
Head coach John Therrell picked up his first win as head coach of the Panthers in the thrilling home victory, as his team made enough big plays to clinch the win over Elmore County.
The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in this game, scoring two quick touchdowns to claim a 14-3 advantage after one quarter. Jemison never looked back, scoring one more touchdown in the fourth quarter to win the game 21-10. With the victory, the Panthers finished with a 1-9 record in the 2021 season.
After winning its first nine games, Maplesville High School was unable to finish the regular season with a perfect record. The Red Devils fell to Montevallo, giving them a 9-1 record.
The game was a defensive showdown from the start as neither offense was able to get much going in the first half. Maplesville and Montevallo traded touchdowns, and the score stood at a 7-7 tie at halftime.
In the second half, the Bulldogs were able to put two scores on the board while continuing to shut down the Red Devils offense, giving them the win in the season finale.
While the loss is a tough one for Maplesville, this game did not mean much for the Red Devils’ championship aspirations. Maplesville won its regional championship and will open up the playoffs with a matchup at home as a result.
Like Maplesville, Isabella High School finished the regular season with a tough loss in a defensive battle.
The Mustangs and Bears kept each other scoreless for three quarters until Keith was ultimately able to pull away in the fourth quarter.
The Bears scored two touchdowns in the final period, allowing them to edge an Isabella team that had won seven straight games prior to this loss.
Also like Maplesville, this game did not mean much as it pertains to Isabella’s championship aspirations. The Mustangs won their regional championship, and they will also have home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, and possibly beyond.