Montevallo tops Central-Coosa
By KALA BOLTON / Staff Writer
The Montevallo Bulldogs earned few style points in their 25-6 victory over Central-Coosa to close out the regular season Oct. 28, but Montevallo head coach Jamie Williams said he’ll take them however he can get them.
“A win’s a win, whether it is good or bad,” Williams said. “With all the players who have been hurt, to finish the season 4-5, it’s just a testament to them and all they’ve been able to overcome. Like I told them, everybody is 0-0 now.We’re all back on equal ground.”
The Bulldogs scored 19 unanswered points to start off the first half. R.J. Scaife found the endzone from 9-yards out to put Montevallo on the board with 10:25 remaining in the first quarter, and senior Brett Gray nailed the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead.
Senior Garrius Chappell extended the lead to 13-0 with a 13-yard run with 6 minutes remaining in the first quarter, finding the endzone again on a 53-yard run just five minutes later.
Scaife went down at the beginning of the second quarter, and Williams, taking no chances, sat him out for the remainder of the game.
“A game like this, when you have some starters out, it’s a great chance for some younger guys,” Williams said.
Central-Coosa scored its first and only points of the night with a 76-yard kickoff return with 1:09 remaining in the first quarter.
Gray sealed the win for his Bulldogs with a 29-yard field goal with 6:40 remaining in the first half and a 38-yarder with 8:45 left in the fourth quarter.
“The second half, we were just running the clock and running our base plays,” Williams said. “I think we ran four different plays in second half. We just kept running those same four plays over and over. We didn’t tackle really well tonight, which is frustrating because that’s what we worked on so much during the week. Having said that, they never got in the endzone offensively”
Chappell lead the Bulldogs with 157 yards on 25 carries. Senior quarterback Taylor Burr went 3-for-5, totaling 87 passing yards, and Scaife added 65 yards on six carries.
Montevallo will take on on an undefeated Bayside team to open the playoffs.
“We’re going to try and do our best Rocky impersonation — try to shock the world with them,” Williams said.