Scout was on-hand for Friday’s season opener for Alabama commitment B.J. Emmons, as Morganton (N.C.) Freedom took on defending 2A state champion Shelby (N.C.). The Golden Lions edged the Patriots 40-28, but Emmons scored three touchdowns, including one on a more than 100-yard interception return for six, in the defeat.
Emmons, who reflected on his Crimson Tide commitment after the game, finished the night with 89 yards on 24 carries. He also notched several tackles, the interception and registered a pair of his kickoffs as touchbacks.