AL­COVY

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mid­dle for a four-yard score at the 4:41 mark of the third quar­ter, giv­ing Al­covy a 30-8 lead.

A three-and-out forced by a Tigers de­fense that was ag­gres­sive and hard hit­ting all night gave the ball back to An­der­son and the of­fense, who took just one play to find Nico John­son streak­ing down the side­line wide open for a 52-yard scor­ing strike to ex­tend the lead to 37-8 with 22 sec­onds left in the third quar­ter.

Things got a lit­tle sloppy for Al­covy there­after, as El-Amin hit Huzzie and Travion Hamp­ton on big pass plays, set­ting El-Amin up for a one yard touch­down plunge at the 11:37 mark in the fourth quar­ter.

On Al­covy’s next drive, An­der­son fum­bled af­ter rip­ping off a big run, and four plays later, El-Amin con­nected with Kevon Rouse four a six-yard score which even­tu­ally proved to be the game’s fi­nal score.

Du­luth would re­cover the on­side kick af­ter the Rouse score, but that only set the stage for Wil­cox’s late game hero­ics, which set the stage for feel good mo­ments as Al­covy looks ahead to its next chance at a win when it hosts Mead­owcreek at Sharp Sta­dium next Satur­day.

And per­haps Edgar summed up things best for his team, as he chal­lenged them in the postgame hud­dle not to al­low Fri­day night’s suc­cess to get to their heads.

“We can’t be com­pla­cent,” he said. “Be­ing 1-0 is great. But be­ing 2-0 is even bet­ter.”

Check out our postgame cov­er­age video interview with Coach Edgar’s full re­ac­tion to his team’s win on www.cov­news.com, un­der the “Al­covy” tab in the sports sec­tion.

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