MOBILE, Ala. – Leading 41-40, the Warriors’ defense battled to the final seconds to keep the Rattlers from one last score. But LeFlore’s offense drove from their own six-yard line …
MOBILE, Ala. – Leading 41-40, the Warriors’ defense battled to the final seconds to keep the Rattlers from one last score. But LeFlore’s offense drove from their own six-yard line to score with 16 seconds on the fourth-quarter clock to retake the lead for the last time. The 15-yard touchdown run by LHS quarterback JaHiya Robinson was the eighth and final lead change of the night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Elberta scored first on Jamal Woods’ 9-yard run and Hunter Alms’ first extra point to lead 7-0. Robinson thrn scored for LHS from the Elberta four and again on the two-point conversion try for the first Rattlers’ lead (8-7). LeFlore extended that to 16-7 on another Robinson score and the 2-point run before the end of the first quarter.
The Warriors closed the gap to 16-14 when Woods added a TD from the LHS 19. EHS then took the lead back on Woods’ third TD, a 2-yard dive. After the PAT kick hit the upright, the visitors took a 20-16 lead at halftime.
A Robinson TD run of eight yards and another 2-point conversion capped a short drive to open the third quarter and a 24-20 Rattler lead. The quick score was set up by a long kickoff return by De’Andre Pettway to the EH eight.
Elberta retook the lead 27-24 with another Woods’ touchdown, an 8-yard run to cap a 77-yard Warrior drive.
But LHS’ Pettway caught a TD pass from Robinson for a 32-27 Rattlers lead with 5:31 left in the third. LeFlore extended the lead to 40-24 into the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run by Robinson and a Robinson-to-Pettway conversion pass. But the Warriors responded with 17 points to retake the lead 41-40.
EHS quarterback Brady Krueger passed to Travis Smyth for a 49-yard score and Krueger then scored on a 32-yard keeper to make it a 40-39 LHS lead. The Warriors then went for two and took the lead 41-40 on Krueger’s PAT pass to Jacob Hamill with 4:24 left.
But the Rattlers’ longest and most time-consuming drive of the night used all but 16 seconds of the clock to retake the lead and the win – their first of the season - to improve to 1-6 overall, 1-4 in region play.
The Warriors (3-4, 1-3) are set to host St. Paul’s Episcopal tonight. LeFlore played Class 7A Theodore last night.
Other Monday Night Scores
St. Paul’s Episcopal 56, B.C, Rain 14
Williamson 8, Escambia County 0
TONIGHT (Oct. 16) SCHEDULED GAMES
NOTE: Some games may be rescheduled or cancelled due to new COVID-19 restrictions or continued hurricane recovery efforts. Continue to check school websites or AHSAA.com for the latest updates. Most kick-off times are expected to be 7 p.m.
Gulf Shores at BCHS Tigers
Chickasaw at Bayside Admirals
St. Paul’s Episcopal at Elberta Warriors
Fairhope Pirates at Baker
Foley at Mary G. Montgomery
J.U. Blacksher at Orange Beach Makos
Robertsdale Golden Bears at Saraland
Snook Christian at Sparta Academy
Spanish Fort Toros at Citronelle
St. Michael Catholic at Lighthouse Christian
Moved to Oct. 27: Orange Beach Makos at Washington County