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Purple Cats, Bulldogs fall on the road in region play

The Ariton Purple Cats dropped their second consecutive game on Friday night when they fell to G.W. Long 52-6 in Skipperville.

The loss for the Purple Cats drops them to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in region play.

The Purple Cats fell behind early, allowing 38 points in the first half.

After going into halftime trailing 38-0, the Purple Cats scored their only points in the fourth quarter on a Jordan Smith touchdown run.

The Purple Cats finished with 290 yards of offense, 209 of which came on the ground. Quarterback Ian Senn completed 10 of his 21 passes for 81 yards. Smith led the Purple Cats on the ground with 110 yards on six carries. Isaiah Lopez added 42 yards, while Zack Phillips finished with 27.

Landon Thrash and Smith led the defense with eight tackles. DeWayne Riley and Kyron Danzy each had seven tackles, while CJ McNabb finished with six. Riley added two tackles for loss and Danzy had three.

The Purple Cats will travel to take on Slocomb next Friday night.

Trinity 26 Pike County 0

After winning comfortably in their season opener last Friday night, the Bulldogs made their first road trip of the season on Friday when they traveled to Montgomery to take on the Trinity Wildcats. The Bulldog offense struggled and Pike County fell to the Wildcats 26-0.

The Bulldogs and the Eagles played to a tight 3-0 score in the opening half. After tacking on three more points early in the second half, the Wildcats gained a comfortable lead after scoring three more touchdowns.

The Bulldogs offense was held to less than 100 yards in the loss. They picked up their first first down in the second half in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The Bulldog offense never made it into the red zone on Friday.

The Bulldogs will be back in two weeks when they host Montgomery Catholic.