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Andalusia preps for second spherical in opposition to Demopolis

After delivering an enormous first spherical win on the highway final week, Andalusia (7-4) returns dwelling for spherical two of the 5A playoffs in opposition to Demopolis (7-4) Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Each groups started the postseason on the correct foot. The Bulldogs made the journey to Sylacauga and had over 500 offensive yards in a 42-7 win. The Tigers dispatched B.C. Rain at dwelling, 49-7.

“We played a complete game, which is all you can hope for especially in the playoffs. We’re really, really proud of the effort our guys played with. We had a couple miscues and allowed Sylacauga to stay on the field almost the entire first quarter,” Head Coach Trent Taylor stated. “When it was all said and done, we did what the goal was and kept them out of the end zone.”

The 2 groups meet for simply the third time general and their first encounter within the playoffs. AHS holds a 2-0 lead within the sequence with common season wins in 1978 and 1979.

Brian Seymore, who beforehand coached at Andalusia from 2008 by 2014, is in his fifth 12 months at Demopolis. DHS is in its thirty ninth playoff look with an general report of 44-36. The Tigers have a 12-8 second spherical mark and are 5-2 on the highway. The Bulldogs are 10-3 within the second spherical with a 6-1 dwelling report.

“(Coach) Brian (Seymore) does an outstanding job on the defensive side of the ball. Demopolis has always been very athletic, and this year is certainly no exception to that. Defensively, they’re probably as good as any team we’ve played this year. They’re super aggressive and run to the ball extremely well. They’re exactly what you want your defense to do and are really talented up front. They have three defensive linemen who are really good and also very huge. They don’t get too fancy with it. Their quarterback does a really good job of managing the game and gets it to their playmakers out on the edge.”

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Every workforce reached the second spherical in 2020 earlier than bowing out of the playoffs. Andalusia dropped a hard-fought contest at Central-Clay County, 28-21. Demopolis hosted Religion Academy however had hassle on the offensive facet of the ball and fell 31-6.

The winner of this recreation advances to the quarterfinals in opposition to UMS-Wright or Greenville subsequent week.

“It’s always good to be at home. We’ll have a great crowd no doubt, and hopefully, we can give them something to cheer about every now and then,” Taylor stated.

 

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