Montevallo falls at home to Midfield

Published 1:22 am Saturday, October 5, 2013

By TREY HICKMAN/For the Reporter 

MONTEVALLO — The Oct. 4 AHSAA Class 3A Region 4 face-off between Montevallo and Midfield was a classic case of a tale of two teams.

While host Montevallo endured a long night on each side of the ball, Midfield executed both offensively and defensively and generally had its way as the visiting Patriots pounded the Bulldogs 69-6.

Midfield’s opening drive proved indicative of the way things would play out as the Patriots covered 62 yards in only four plays to grab a 7-0 lead. Meanwhile, Montevallo found the going tough in the first half against Midfield’s defense, though the Bulldogs managed to stave off a shutout when quarterback Zac Oden hit wide receiver Dalton Harris on a slant route for a 5-yard score.

The latter two periods were a virtual carbon copy of the first half, beginning with a Midfield kickoff return for a touchdown to open the third quarter. When the final second of the fourth quarter had ticked away, penalties had paired with an otherwise lack of production to form a bad combination for the Bulldogs’ offense, while Midfield gashed Montevallo’s defense both on the ground and through the air.

“It’s one thing to get beaten, but to be embarrassed and not fight (is another),” head coach Andrew Zow said. “We have to learn how to win games, learn how to fight, regardless of what the situation is. I don’t see us fighting right now. I see us giving up, I see us looking into the crowd, I see us moping, I see us being selfish. We have to fix it and I just have to find that key element that can get us past that. Right now I have to say that I’m at a loss for words.”

Montevallo (0-6, 0-4 in Class 3A Region 4) is at home again Oct. 11 against region rival Central-Coosa.