MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Fairhope High School head football coach Adam Winegarden says he has seen a lot of outstanding individual performances in his prep coaching career. However, he said Nate Andrews topped them all Friday night.
Andrews, the Pirates’ quarterback, rushed for 268 yards in a key 58-23 Class 6A, Region 2 win over Northview to seal a playoff berth for Fairhope. More importantly, he scored seven touchdowns – five coming in a 188-yard second half effort. His touchdown runs covered 4, 42, 53, 4, 1, 2 and 30 yards.
“I have never had a player score seven touchdowns in one game,” said Winegarden. “Nate actually had an eighth touchdown called back. It was just a phenomenal performance.”
Fairhope wound up in a tie for second place behind region champion Daphne in Class 6A, Region 2 with a 6-2 region record. Foley came out of the tie as the second seed and Fairhope captured the third seed. Enterprise is the fourth qualifier from Region 2.
Foley running back Cedrix Reed was also recognized in the AHSAA Spotlight. Reed rushed for 211 yards and four touchdowns, including a go-head 65-yard TD run with 2:51 left to play to give the Lions a 34-29 win over Dothan. The Lions secured second place in Class 6A Region 2 with the win and will host a first-round state playoff game.