Graceville shuts out Sneads, moves on in playoffs

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Mark Skinner | TIMES - Daquayvious Sorey takes the ball for Graceville during the Tigers’ homecoming game against Cottondale.

The Graceville Tigers showed up and showed out Saturday at Tommy Oliver Stadium when they traveled to take on county rival Sneads. Offensively, it was all Graceville with a 22-0 shutout of the Pirates.
Graceville scored early with a touchdown in the first quarter before adding another one in the third and the final one in the fourth quarter to pick up the shutout.
It was another banner night for Jeremiah Castro with 34 carries for 187 yards and two touchdowns. In the air attack, Neal Adams was six-for-eight for 184 yards passing. Adams favorite target for the night was Quavo Sorey who had four catches for 133 yards.
Xavion Sorey had five tackles and topped that with a pick six on the night. Austin Angerbrandt recorded 11 tackles while Charlie Nichols added seven tackles to his stats.
For Sneads, it was Calvin Stringer with 43 yards, followed by Alonzo Hill with 40 yards. Colton Mercer had 25 yards on the ground.
Anthony Moran had a 35-yard kickoff return.
Friday night, Graceville will travel to Freeport with anticipation of a win and moving on in the playoffs while Sneads will host Jefferson County. This will be the third meeting of these two teams this year. In the September 13 game at Sneads, it was all Sneads with a 34-18 victory before traveling to Jefferson County on October 25 to hand them a 35-20 loss.
Coach Bill Thomas said it will be a challenge to get his team (or any team) ready for a third straight match against the same team but they will be working hard in practice this week to accomplish that feat.
Game times are at 7:30 for all playoff games.

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