North Alabama game recaps

Tyler Caldwell of Cullman High, and Tim Simon of Cordova High turned in huge performances this week to go along with plenty of other top performers for week three of the 2008 football season.

Oakman: The Wildcats rebounded from a region loss a week ago to defeat the Falkville Blue Devils 14-7 Friday night. Oakman played stingy defense and used their running game to control the game.

The Wildcats had two rushers with more than 100 yards on the evening. Damiane Douglas and Da'Paul Bevelle both went over the century mark as the Wildcats staved off a late rally by Falkville to earn the win.

Madison City Schools Stadium: Bob Jones hosted the seventh ranked Florence Falcons Friday night, and a shootout broke out inside the stadium. No, not one involving guns, but Bob Jones quarterback, Nick Acosta, was throwing darts to his receivers. Acosta finished with 250 yards passing and zero interceptions.

The passing game wasn't the only thing working for the Patriots, as they compiled 215 yards on the ground as they used a 26 point burst in the second quarter to help them glide past the Florence Falcons by a score of 46-22.

Florence running back Shawn Southward finished the game with 98 yards on eight carries, with no fumbles lost. However, the Falcons did help the Patriots cause by turning the ball over six times during the game. Five fumbles lost, and one interception plagued the Falcons' offense.

Arley: The Meek Tigers hosted a 2-0 Lynn Bears' team who have yet to play a game at their home stadium by the tracks. The Bears used a strong defensive showing in this game to defeat the Tigers 21-8.

The Bears were led on defense by Blake Hodges, who tallied 11 tackles in the game. Hodges had to leave the field for an extended period of time due to dehydration. After receiving fluids through an IV he returned to pick up where he left off.

The Bear offense was led by Tyson Jones, as his passing percentage was 50-percent on the night. Jones hit Matt Brigemon for 54 yards and a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to douse any hopes of a Tiger come back. Jones finished the game with 124 yards passing and one touchdown.

Meek was led by Sean Hiller with 119 yards rushing on 19 attempts, with the Tigers lone touchdown.

Addison: The Bulldogs are off to their worst start in many years, and it didn't get any better when the Winston County Yellow Jackets came calling Friday night.

The Yellow Jackets used a conservative game plan to defeat the Bulldogs, as junior running back Josh Johnson rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. The Jackets dominated the line-of-scrimmage as they finished the game with 300 yards rushing, and 28 yards passing, with one turnover.

After a convincing 21-6 victory over the Bulldogs the Jackets are 3-0 on the season, with a talented Falkville team headed into Malcolm Blake Stadium Friday night.

The Blue Devils are 2-1 on the season after falling to the Oakman Wildcats 14-7, last week. Winston County defeated Oakman earlier in the season, 7-6. This one looks to be a good game in the making.

Parrish: The Tornadoes are off to a horrible start to the 2008 season by their own standards. They fell behind 33-0 at the half, as the Hackleburg Panthers cruised to a 47-20 victory.

The Panthers appear for real this season as they have been on a roll since the season opener. The Panthers are 3-0 after wins over Meek, South Lamar and Parrish.

Parrish will host another winless team in the Meek Tigers Friday night at Harland-Nelson Stadium.

Cullman: Cullman quarterback Tyler Caldwell continues his onslaught on opposing defenses. Caldwell passed for 309 yards and five touchdown Friday night as the Bearcats blasted Pleasant Grove 49-7.

Caldwell completed 19-of-25 attempts, and here is the shocker, he only played in the first half. caught up with Tyler Caldwell at his home in Vinemont, and he recalled what he saw on the field Friday night.

"I only got to play for the first half," Caldwell said. They basically played man coverage, and they just couldn't stay with our receivers. I had guys open all over the field."

Caldwell will lead Cullman into Curry next week as the Bearcats will battle with the Yellow Jackets at Hudson-O'Rear Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 PM.

Gordo: The Cordova Blue Devils and the Gordo Greenwave had a slobber knocker, as both teams took their licks, and continued to step up for more. In the end the Blue Devils came away with a bloody nose, but they earned the victory with one final punch, as Mark Ingram scored his second and final touchdown of the evening from 10 yards out.

This game was exactly as Coach Reginald Bush (Cordova) called it earlier in the week. Coach Bush told us Gordo was the most talented team they faced last season, and he expected a hard fought game. He was right on the money with his prediction.

Cordova's Tim Simon finished the game with 205 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Ingram and Ryan Smith also had big games for the Blue Devils, as they fought their way to a 39-27 victory over a tough Green wave team. Cordova amassed 564 yards of total offense on the evening.

West Point: The West Point Warriors have been most opposing teams homecoming game for several years, but that might have changed this season, as the Warriors are off to a perfect 3-0 start.

The Warriors scored 36 unanswered points to demolish the Corner Yellow Jackets, as they improved to 3-0. The Warriors will host an undefeated Midfield team this week, and while winning is new to these Warriors you know they are battle-tested after being in 5A Region 8 for the past two seasons.

The Warriors did battle with the likes of Russellville, Hartselle, Athens, J.O. Johnson and Muscle Shoals. The move down to 4A seems to agree with the Warriors, but they will be tested this week as Midfield rolls into town.

Winfield: The Pirates are off to a dismal start as they dropped another one to J.B. Pennington by a final score of 40-29. The Pirates fall to 0-3, while Pennington moved to 2-1 with their only loss coming in the first game of the season.

Pennington was led by quarterback Lee Morton, as he connected on nine passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns. Morton had only three passes fall incomplete during the game.

Other scores of interest:
Good Hope 38, Danville 13
Ardmore 25, Central Florence 0
Austin 42, Grissom 13
Deshler 56, Lawrence County 7
Fairview 61, Priceville 13
Athens 31, J.O. Johnson 8
Vinemont 67, Carbon Hill 7
Aliceville, 21, Sumiton Christian 7
Sulligent 47, Cold Springs 6
Fultondale 23, Hale County 7 provides the scores to this week's action [click here].

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