Vincent shuts out region foe Central Coosa
Published 12:30 am Saturday, October 6, 2018
By CHRIS MEGGINSON
Special to the Reporter
ROCKFORD – Vincent High School picked up its second-straight win Oct. 5, shutting out Central Coosa on the road, 29-0.
‘It was a big win. It’s the first region win, and we had to win that to keep the playoff hopes alive. It was good to get two in a row,” VHS head coach Lucas Weatherford said. “We’ve dealt with a lot of adversity this season. We’ve had a lot of things go against us and these last two weeks we’ve battled through it and got some guys back.”
Robbie Albright opened the scoring for the Yellow Jackets with a 5-yard TD run, followed by a 2-point pass from Dusty Davis to Zach Munoz to give Vincent an 8-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Chris Hardie, who rushed for 117 yards on 14 carries, made it 16-0 with a 12-yard touchdown run and 2-point run, and then Albright scored from 8-yards out, his second TD of the night. Zack Martin’s extra point was good.
Tae McGregor added a fourth-quarter touchdown from 36 yards out, but Martin’s PAT kick was blocked, rounding out the night, 29-0.
Davis was 5-of-9 passing for 57 yards, while McGregor and Albright rushed for 35 and 34 yards, respectively.
Defensively, it was the first shutout by a Yellow Jackets team since Oct. 14, 2011.
“We’ve improved at defense each week. We didn’t start out very strong and that’s a credit to Coach (Corey) Goodson, Coach (Ted) Gipson and Coach (Ryan) Halla – the three guys who coach our defense. They’ve done a great job to get guys into position and move guys around to give us the best chance to be successful. The guys have worked hard, and we’ve seen a different defense the last two week,” Weatherford said.
Next week, Vincent (2-4, 1-2 Class 2A, Region 4) will travel to Horseshoe Bend (1-5), who will be coming off an open week.
“The last two weeks I’ve seen us turn the corner. I like where we’re headed. We’ve got a big game next week at Horseshoe Bend. That’s going to be another big region game, a road test for us,” Weatherford said.
I think we’re turning the corner. I came in and made some changes. The last two weeks I’ve seen us turn the corner. I like where we’re headed. We’ve got a big game next week at Horseshoe Bend. That’s going to be another big region game, a road test for us.”