North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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November 16, 2013

AHSAA Class 2A football playoffs: No. 2 Lanett 46, No. 8 Fultondale 41

Marlon Bridges' sixth touchdown dooms Wildcats with 14 seconds left



The Wildcats held Lanett to a turnover on downs on the ensuing drive, but the Lanett defense held Fultondale to a three-and-out, giving the ball back to its offense with2:30 to play.

That’s when Lanett went on its seven-play scoring drive, with Bridges taking carries on six plays — leaving the game for one snap with a cramp.

“Fultondale, they had a great game plan,” Story said. “They made plays when they needed to make them. It just came down to who had the ball right there at the end. Our offensive line did a good job of driving the ball down the field, opening the holes for (Bridges). He was cramping there, and I got a little concerned, but once we got him out there, I told Seagle, ‘Feed him.’

“That’s what we did.”

Brandon Lewis ran for 137 yards on 22 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter. Kris Lewis was 6-for-11 in passing for 156 yards, with Antwan Wheeler catching three passes for 104 yards and a touchdown late in the third period.

The Wildcats finish the season with a 10-2 record under first-year coach Richie Busby.

Jeff Robinson contributed to this report.



First quarter

Fultondale: Kristopher Lewis 2 run (Enrique Aguilar kick), 8:34

Lanett: Marlon Bridges 61 run (conversion failed), 7:47

Lanett: Bridges 29 run (Bridges run), 3:23

Fultondale: Brandon Lewis 4 run (Aguilar kick), 2:24


Second quarter

Lanett: Bridges 5 run (Mandell Ray run), 3:22

Fultondale: Kristopher Lewis 5 run (conversion failed), 0:26


Third quarter

Fultondale: Brandon Lewis 4 run (Aguilar kick), 5:30

Lanett: Bridges 1 run (Bridges run), 4:13

Fultondale: Kavin Wheeler 57 pass from Kristopher Lewis (Aguilar kick), 2:38


Fourth quarter

Lanett: Bridges 1 run (Bridges run), 11:06

Fultondale: Kristopher Lewis 1 run (Aguilar kick), 8:32

Lanett: Bridges 6 run (Jamarious Barrow pass from Ray), 0:14

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