Rivalry week in North Alabama

North Alabama high school football fans watched some of the biggest rivalry games of the season Friday night. ScoutSouth.com brings you the game recaps.

Tuscumbia: Perhaps no rivalry means more to the communities than Deshler versus Colbert County, and the fans witnessed a hard fought defensive struggle that ended in a 7-2 Deshler victory.

Both Colbert County and Deshler played great defense against two of the more high-powered offenses in the area. Each team had their opportunities, but both were turned away by the opposing defenses.

The one time Colbert County didn't get the job done and proved the difference in the game. Deshler scored after a shanked punt traveled less than 10 yards, which is as good as a turn over.

Chase Blackburne connected with Jermeriz Owens out of the backfield for a five-yard touchdown pass. Kenyatta Abernathy sealed the victory when a bone-jarring hit shook the ball loose inside the Deshler 20-yard line.

Coach Cody Gross must be thinking about the ‘what ifs' this morning as he watched his Indians turn the ball over three times inside Deshler territory.

Haleyville: Another hated rivalry took place in Northwest Alabama this week as the Hamilton Aggies traveled to Haleyville for what is a long, and storied rival game between the two schools.

The Haleyville Lions entered the contest once beaten by Fayette County last week, and high hopes of handing the Aggies their second loss of the season. It didn't come to fruition, but the Lions did throw a scare into the Aggies.

Josh Hollingsworth passed for two touchdowns to lead the Aggies to a 14-13 victory. Hollingsworth also sealed the game with an interception with three seconds left to play in the contest.

Caddo: The West Morgan Rebels won the battle of the border Friday night as they defeated East Lawrence 49-22 in what both teams consider one of their biggest rivalry games.

Rebel return man, Terrance Carter took the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and the Rebels never looked back. They used a second quarter 28-point burst to put the game out of reach early in the evening, and cruised to the final buzzer.

Arley: The Meek Tigers played host to the Addison Bulldogs Friday night in hope of knocking off the Bulldogs. Addison is not having one of their better seasons, and the Tigers had hoped to take advantage. The only problem is, Meek had only won one game entering the contest.

While both teams have certainly had better seasons it didn't do much to douse the rivalry between the two schools that are separated by only nine miles of two-lane black-top. Both teams entered the game with only one win on the season. Addison left town with two wins.

The Addison Bulldogs have rebounded since their 0-3 start this season, with two straight victories. The Bulldogs crushed Oakman last week 33-0, and they added another shut-out to the resume' Friday night by defeating Meek 27-0.

Blake Robinson rushed for 193 yards, and three touchdowns on 19 carries, as the Bulldogs blasted rival Meek 27-0.

Double Springs: An old area foe traveled up to Double Springs Friday night to take on the Winston County Yellow Jackets, and they left town with a 42-7 loss.

The Carbon Hill Bulldogs and the Winston County Yellow Jackets were once area rivals, but the two teams are in different classifications these days, with only an occasional game between them.

The Yellow Jackets used another strong showing in the rushing game, and a stingy defense to defeat Carbon Hill 42-7 Friday night.

The Jacket rushing attack was once again led by junior running back Josh Johnson, as Johnson racked up 185 yards, and two-touchdowns on 13 carries. The Jackets finished the game with a team total 358 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

Other rivalry games from around the region:

Lauderdale County over Lexington, 21-11

Sheffield is off to their first 5-0 start since 2001 after defeating region rival, Rogers High by a score of 21-14.

More Scores from week five.
Hazlewood 50, Phillips 36
R.A. Hubbard 41, Waterloo 0
Speake 53, Shoals Christian 19

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