Second-year Alcovy ends season with 17-10 loss
Winder-Barrow finishes with 38-yard touchdown pass
The Alcovy football team’s season came to an abrupt end as it fell to Winder-Barrow for the second time this year 1710 on Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.
“I can’t be any prouder of my group of kids,” said Alcovy head coach Kirk Hoffmann. “Look at where we came from; let’s not hang our heads, let’s just use this as a building block.”
Alcovy (2-8 overall, 1-5 Region 8-AAAA, Sub-region B) received the ball on its very first possession to start the first quarter.
Quarterback Ryan Ledford began to find his rhythm early, connecting with receivers Eric Strozier (8 catches for 175 yards) and Cody Edwards to build a 7-play drive. It was stalled after a short gain on the ground and two incomplete passes to force a Tigers punt.
But punter Tim Walsh’s kick was partially blocked by Zach Mann at the 48-yard line for a 6-yard punt.
Winder quarterback Greg Dixon then called his own number for the Bulldoggs on their first possession, but was drilled on a gang tackle led by Kelvin Yates for a 3-yard loss. And on third and 13 at the Bulldoggs 39-yard line, Yates — along with Maurice Valentine — sacked Dixon for a 12-yard loss, bringing it to the Bulldoggs 28.
The Tigers continued to have trouble moving the ball against Winder (5-5, 1-5 Region 8AAAA, Sub-region A) for much of the first quarter. They all but fell apart due to a holding penalty and a 12-yard sack by Detric Davis, driving Alcovy back to midfield.
Ledford recovered to connect with Strozier again, this time for 13 yards, only to have it come back by another hold-