Despite putting together another fantastic passing performance, Lyman Ward Military Academy’s rushing attack was stuck in the mud on Friday night, and that was the biggest difference in a 55-22 loss to Ezekial Academy.
Garret Davison was once again on fire from the quarterback position for the Fighting Rangers (1-5). He finished the night 17-for-29 with 256 yards and three touchdowns. All three of his scoring plays went to Jerry Bosworth, who collected 181 yards on nine receptions.
Other top receivers were Joseph Reese, who had five catches totaling 56 yards, and Zachary Faqua, who finished with three catches for 19 yards.
But Lyman Ward’s ground game managed only five yards on 21 carries. Ezekial, on the other hand, had 180 passing yards to go along with 233 rushing. The Knights got rushing touchdowns from Matthias Smith, Brennen Knighten and Griffin White, and quarterback Seth Johnson completed scoring passes to Chris Carter twice and Jerrell Smith once.
Maxwell Webb was the star of the show defensively for Lyman Ward, completing nine tackles, including six solos and one for a loss. Sawyer Ray had six tackles, and Christopher Owens and Michael Rogers each had three.
Cunigan takes 5th at Warhawk Challenge
Lance Cunigan put up another stellar performance for Benjamin Russell’s cross country team during Saturday’s Warhawk Challenge at AUM.
Cunigan edged out Auburn’s Cole Arrington by less than a second. Cunigan finished in a time of 17:13.48.
Layton Bradford was the next-best competitor for BRHS, taking 103rd in 21:34.02.
Horseshoe Bend’s top runner was freshman Grady James, who clocked in at 22:12.22 for 127th place out of 249 competitors.
On the girls side, Ashley Walker had a fine finish for the Wildcats. She placed 62nd, crossing the finish line in 26:20.76. Abigale Sims also squeezed into the top 100, captured 99th place in 28:55.35. Horseshoe Bend’s top female finisher was Jackie McCord, who clocked in at 31:02.41 for 119th place.
Last weekend, Lance Cunigan had a great time at the Jesse Owens Classic, featuring some of the best runners in the state. He clocked in at 16:53.92, which was good enough for 50th out of more than 300 runners.
Registration open for trapping workshops
Registration is now open for trapping workshops administered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). Workshops are scheduled for both youth and adults, and are offered as a cooperative project between ADCNR, the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, USDA Wildlife Services and Safari Club International.
The educational workshops will provide instruction on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information about furbearers and furbearer management and proper techniques of using trapping as a sound wildlife management tool.
All workshops are limited to 25 participants. The youth workshops are recommended for ages 7 and up and are free. Youth ages 7 through 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Youth over 16 are not required to have an adult present, but it is recommended.
• November 11-12, 2017, Hamilton, Ala. (Marion County)
• February 24-25, 2018, Southern Sportsman Lodge (Lowndes County)
• November 4-5, 2017, Pell City (St. Clair County)
• December 1-3, 2017, Red Bay (Franklin County)
• December 9-10, 2017, Citronelle, AL (Mobile County)
• December 15-17, 2017, Geneva State Forest (Geneva County)
• December 29-31, 2017, Greensboro, Ala. (Hale County)
• January 19-21, 2018, Scottsboro, Ala. (Jackson County)
• February 16-18, 2018, Spanish Fort, Ala (Baldwin County)
With one exception, registration is free and available online at www.outdooralabama.com. A registration fee is associated with the adult workshop in Lowndes County to cover food and lodging.