Elba shuts down Highland, 60-20

Published 11:22 pm Friday, October 25, 2013

It was a back-and-forth contest in the north end of the county in the beginning of a fight for the second seed spot in 2A, Region 3, but the Elba Tigers pulled away to defeat Highland Home 60-20.

The Tigers struck first with 4:11 left in the first quarter and Darrean Burks two-point conversion was good.

Highland Home’s Chris Wooten took it in from 3 yards out with 14 seconds left in the first. Andrew Akers’ kick was good.

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Wooten struck again on a long TD run with 10:55 left in the second.

With 9:57 left in the second, Burks hit Paris Edwards for another TD.

Highland’s Donate Lee sailed through the end zone with 7:19 left in the second and Akers’ extra point was good, putting the Squadron up 20-16.

Elba put up six unanswered touchdowns before the game ended.

Squadron Kirk Meriweather was injured during the game and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.