Thorsby falls to Comer in home region showdown

Published 9:15 am Saturday, October 8, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

Thorsby High School dropped its second AHSAA Class 2A Region 4 game of the season on Oct. 7 falling to B.B. Comer High School 44-16. The Rebels fell back the fourth place in the region, one game behind Isabella and Vincent high schools.

Comer scored the first 24 points of the game including a 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Chris Wilson seconds before halftime, and the Tigers led 24-0 at the break.

“They have a great football team … they are big up front and have great running backs,” Thorsby coach Daryl Davis said. “We had some turnovers in key spots that hurt us, but in the end, they were just a great team.”

On its first drive out of halftime, Comer took the ball to the doorstep of the end zone inside the Thorsby 10-yard line. Then, the Rebel’s Remington Taylor intercepted a pass and took it 94 yards the other way for a touchdown. Thorsby added a two-point conversion to take a third out of the Comer lead at 24-8.

The Rebels recovered the onside kick the on ensuing kickoff, and got the ball back near midfield looking to make it a one-score game. However, Comer’s Wilson picked up his second fumble recovery and took it the distance 52 yards for his second scoop-and-score of the game.

“We had the momentum there, and we had them on the ropes,” Davis said. “We came out of halftime and were doing exactly what we wanted to do, and then the turnover just killed the momentum.”

Comer added two more insurance touchdowns before Taylor got his second touchdown of the game, a 50-yard scamper. Nate Thomas added a two-point conversion to bring the final total to 44-16.

Thorsby (5-2) will get a chance to extend their cushion on fifth-place in the region Ranburne High School and clinch a playoff spot when the two schools face off on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

“That is a huge game … our guys have had a good year and played hard,” Davis said. “We told them they have to get over this and focus on next week. This is a huge game, especially for our seniors, and we will have a good week of practice and get ready.”