ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Jeremy McMullen had two of his four touchdown runs in the first half Friday night to lead the Aliceville High School football team to a 42-14 victory against Sulligent.
Aliceville (2-1, 2-0 Class 2A, Region 4) built a 20-0 halftime lead and cranked out 452 yards of total offense and 20 first downs. McMullen rushed 24 times for 249 yards. McMullen scored on runs of 2, 1, 50 and 13 yards.
Quarterback Jocarious Spruill was 16 of 24 for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Christopher Crowell had six receptions for 110 yards, while Joe Robinson had seven receptions for 100 yards. Spruill hit Christopher Crowell for a 59-yard touchdown pass and Joe Robinson for an 8-yard touchdown.
Sulligent (1-2, 1-1) was held to 34 yards of total offense. The Blue Devils were 2 of 16 passing and turned the ball over five times. Sulligent scored on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Ladereus Coleman to Jamar Plant. Deion Jenkins also had a 62-yard interception return for score.
Marquez Marshall (14 tackles) and Jakari Garner (10) led Aliceville’s defense. Gerald Sterling had three sacks, while Crowell, Thomas Colvin, and S.J. Washington each had an interception.
Each team remains region play Friday night. Aliceville will travel to Cold Springs, while Sulligent will travel to Lamar County.
n Pickens County 42, Lynn 0: At Lynn, Ala., a battle of ranked teams got out of hand quickly as the Tornadoes scored three first-half touchdowns and cruised to a Class 1A, Region 5 victory.
Pickens County (3-0, 2-0) is averaging 50 points per game.
Against Lynn, quarterback Devonte Simon had four rushing touchdowns. Simon also threw for a pair of passing scores.
Pickens County will travel to Brilliant for another region game Friday night.
n Lamar County 41, Hatch 32: At Vernon, Ala., The Bulldogs clicked on all cylinders offensively in their first Class 2A, Region 4 victory of the season.
Dallas Cockerham paced Lamar County with three rushing scores and a passing touchdown. Cockerham rushed 19 times for 193 yards. He threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Devin Dias. Alex Wheeler added a pair of rushing scores.
Ryan Barham led Lamar County with eight tackles.
Lamar County, which is already averaging 33 points per game, will look to keep the high-octane offense on track with another region home game Friday night against Sulligent.
n Pickens Academy 41, South Choctaw Academy 12: At Carrollton, Ala., The Pirates topped last season’s win total with a convincing victory.
Pickens Academy (4-0) saw Garrett Estes and Josh Lewis top 100 yards rushing. Estes rushed 27 times for 101 yards and five touchdowns. Josh Lewis rushed eight times for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Estes scored on an 11-yard run and the back-to-back 3-yard runs as the Pirates led 20-6 at halftime. Estes added an 8-yard scoring rush in the third quarter and a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Lewis scored on a 9-yard run. Lewis also kicked five extra points.
Defensively, Joel Pratt led the way with 10 total tackles.
Pickens Academy will look to build on its fast start and its 2-0 district start when Eastwood Christian comes calling Friday night in Alabama Independent School Associations Class A, Region 2 play.
n Brilliant 37, South Lamar 14: At Millport, Ala., The Stallions saw an improved offensive effort, but it was not enough to earn their first victory this season.
South Lamar (0-3, 0-1 Region 5-1A) received a 44-yard touchdown pass from Blake Mitchell to Dylan Wilson. Mitchell also added an 8-yard rushing score.
Brilliant quarterback Chance Key threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more. Key scored on runs of 43 and 53 yards and threw touchdown passes of 4 and 32 yards to Jason Lawson.
South Lamar will play host to Lynn in a region game Friday night.