Company jogging back Mykel Johnson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for a further, and Zy’air Boyd ran for one particular score and caught a landing pass as Enterprise upset Class 7A No. 6 Fairhope, 35-10, on the street in the initial round of the Course 7A state football playoffs.
Business led 28-3 at halftime.
Johnson’s first landing, a 1-property score, arrived on the initial possession of the video game. Fairhope answered with a Luke Freer subject target. Then, inspite of four untrue get started penalties, the Wildcats ran 18 plays to reply with an Amare Griffin 5-lawn dashing touchdown to make it 14-3.
Business recovered a fumble and, three plays afterwards, Johnson scored his 2nd landing, this a person on a 60-property operate, to make it 21-3. Later, backed up to their 34 property line, quarterback Quentin Hayes pitched to Johnson, who then threw a 66-yard touchdown go to Boyd to make it 28-3.
Fairhope quarterback Caden Creel left the activity following finding damage early in the next 50 %. Ian Parish arrived in to change him. Fairhope responded on its upcoming generate, as Parish went 5-for-6 for 81 yards, which include a 71-property landing pass to Glenn Patrick to make it 28-10 with 18 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter.
The Wildcats answered in just one participate in — a 58-lawn landing run by Boyd to make it 35-10.
Enterprise developments to engage in Auburn. Fairhope (9-2) has its fifth straight season with a first-spherical exit.
Star of the sport: Johnson had 22 carries for 138 yards, went 1-for-1 for 66 yards passing, with a landing move and an interception.
Play of the game: On Enterprise’s fourth possession, after a keeping contact backed them up to their own 34, Hayes gave the ball to Johnson, who then threw a 66-lawn landing pass to Boyd, the initially of Boyd’s two touchdowns on the evening.
Stat sheet: Business – The Wildcats ran 51 performs for 438 yards of offense, 44 on the ground for 313 yards, anchored by Johnson’s 138 and Amare Griffin’s 62. Business was penalized 12 periods for 85 yards, 8 untrue get started penalties, two individual fouls, a single keeping and one encroachment. Hayes went 6-for-7, 47 yards, and total including Johnson, Business went 7-for-8, with a landing move and 1 interception.
Fairhope – The Pirates ran 47 plays for 286 yards of offense, 27 carries for 125 and 20 completions for 161 yards. Creel went 4-for-5, 64 yards, alongside with 9 carries for 30 yards, all in the first 50 percent prior to his replacement, Parish went 7-for-15 for 97 yards and a touchdown pass. Patrick led all rushers with 7 carries for 61 yards. For the video game, Fairhope had additional very first downs, 11-9 and less penalties, acquiring dinged 6 times for 36 yards.
Coachspeak: “We’re very pleased of them, all 3 sides of the ball, heck of an offense, protection, the coaches well prepared for a number of weeks and did plenty of to gain, a enjoyment night time. Playoff wins are hard to get in 7A, the planning in location served.” – Organization coach Rick Darlington