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Autuaga Academy adds another, knocks off Bessemer on Homecoming

Autauga Academy

Story & Photos by Brynlee Gontko

AUTAUGA ACADEMY – The Autauga Academy Generals capped homecoming week by crowning a new queen and blowing out Bessemer Academy 45-8. The Generals (No. 2 in the AISA behind Escambia Academy in the most recent Alabama Sports Writers Poll) scored 14 points in the first quarter and never looked back.

The Generals hopped right into it, scoring on the Rebels early and often. Quarter Robert Rose III handed the ball off to Karl Ligon who carried it in for six. Noah Ray added another score, turning a Rebels pass into a pick-six with three minutes left in the first quarter.

The Autauga Academy sideline roared to life as the Generals added a third touchdown to their collection. Rose connected with James Wright, turning the score into a 21-0 mark. Rose tossed another dime to Anden Hilyer in the second quarter with Autuaga up 28-0. The Generals offensive onslaught continued with the backdrop of a constant running clock. Autauga went into the intermission leading 38-0.

Homecoming took centerstage with senior quarterback Lake Barber and senior cheerleader MacKinley Seamon getting crowned Homecoming King and Queen by last year’s winner, Jordan Barnes.

With that matter of business settled, the teams took the field for the final two quarters.

Bessemer scored in the second half, bringing a little hope to the crowd. The hope was short-lived as Autauga scored their final touchdown of the night. Barber – wearing a helmet instead of a crown – capped the scoring with a touchdown pass.

The Generals defeated the Rebels 45-8.

The Generals have been completely solid all season and look to continue that next week traveling back to the Sunshine State. Autauga – who undefeated in the State of Florida – travels to Quincy next week to face the Munroe Bobcats. Bessmer will be home next week, hosting Lee-Scott.

Both games kick at 7 p.m.

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