Graceville defeats Cottondale to move on in playoffs

Mark Skinner | TIMES - Cottondale’s Cody Foran dives as Graceville’s Damon Robinson dodges Friday night.

Graceville High football started out with a blemish-free record, picking up four solid wins before suffering their first loss. That loss was followed by a second one before Graceville was back on the winning side with a 33-6 win over county rival Cottondale. Their third loss followed with an 18-6 lost to Vernon. Friday night, the Tigers traveled to Cottondale and had their engines clicking on all eight cylinders as they handed the Hornets another 33-6 loss.
The workhorse for the Tigers Friday night was Jeremiah Castro who had seven carries for 153 yards and three trips to the promise land. By the third trip, he was content to set up residency there.
Aneas Myrick made sure he got his name in the stat books with six carries for 57 yards and a trip to the end zone. Neal Adams had a touchdown pass to Quavo Sorey for a score.
Leading the way defensively was Charlie Nichols with eight tackles, followed by Tanner Spooner and Austin Angerbrandt added seven tackles each.
For Cottondale, it was the air attack from Caleb Nix to Christian Jordan for their lone touchdown of the night.
The win moves Graceville to 6-3 on the season and in control of their own destiny for a playoff run. A win against Sneads next Saturday or a loss by another team will give them a spot. Cottondale will have a little further journey as they are on the road at Jefferson County. Cottondale with kick off at 7 p.m. while Sneads and Graceville go head to head at 4 p.m.


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