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Ariton falls to Brantley, 56-0

The Brantley Bulldogs have added two straight shut-outs to their season win column, this time over the Ariton Purple Cats. The Bulldogs easily managed a 55-0 win over Florala, and Friday night, they topped that with a 56-0 win over region foe Ariton.

The Bulldogs wasted little time getting points on the board as quarterback Chase Hall threw a 13-yard pass to Tory Upshaw for the first touchdown of the night; Adam Hill’s point-after attempt missed, but the Bulldogs took an early 6-0 lead with 9:50 left in the first quarter.

The next Brantley TD came on a 19-yard pass again from Hall to Upshaw. This time, Chester Person ran in for the two-point conversion for the 14-point Bulldog lead with 1:23 left in the first quarter. But the Bulldogs weren’t finished with first-quarter scoring yet as Russ Kilcrease recovered a Brantley punt on the BHS one yard line after Ariton didn’t pick up the ball. Two plays later, Derek Holley went in for the score; Hill’s kick was true, and Brantley ended the first quarter with a 21-0 lead.

Brantley wasted no time as Clint Kilcrease recovered an Ariton fumble on the first play of the second quarter. Zach Wiley then took the handoff around right end to the 17-yard line for a first down; Devonte Porter scored on a 9-yard run; Hill’s PAT was good, and Brantley led 28-0 with 11:08 left in the second quarter.

The next points came from an Adam Hill field goal with 6:04 on the clock, making the Brantley lead 31-0. Within the next three minutes, Chase Hall let loose a 53-yard pass to Chester Person for the next TD. Hill missed the PAT, but the Bulldogs led 37-0 going into the half.

During the third quarter, Zach Wiley ran in a Bulldog TD on a 3-yard run; Hill missed the PAT. Brantley now led the Purple Cats 43-0 going into the fourth quarter.

Derek Holley scrambled downfield 36 yards for the next Bulldog TD with 9:15 left in the game. Hill missed the PAT, but the Bulldogs had a commanding 49-0 lead.

The final score of the night came on an 18-yard run by Adrian Howell with 4:05 on the clock; Hill’s PAT was good, and the Bulldogs sent the Purple Cats packing after a resounding 56-0 defeat.

The Bulldogs are now 3-1 for the regular season and 3-0 in region play. Brantley will host county foe Highland Home Friday night at 7 p.m.