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LIONS END REGLAR SEASON WITH 42-21 WIN OVER NORTHVIEW
November 2, 2013By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
KAMRYN PETTWAY RUSH FOR 206 YARDS ON SENIOR NIGHT
PETTWAY BREAKS 1,000 YARD SEASON MARK AS LIONS WIN, 42-21
Prattville’s senior running back Kamryn Pettway rushed for 206 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday night, November 1 at Stanley-Jensen Stadium to lead the Lions to a 42-21 victory over Dothan’s Northview Cougars.
It was senior night for 33 Prattville Lions, and the group ended the regular season in a big hooray romping to their seventh straight win. The Lions ended the regular season with a 7-2 record and a second place finish in Region Four’s final standings.
For the hard running Pettway the 206 yards pushed his season’s total to 1,188 yards for the regular season.
Pettway joins couple of former great Lion running backs into the 1,000 mark record books. Jerdois Williams rushed for 1,383 yards in 2008. Justin Albert rushed for 1,457 yards in 2007. Not a shabby record to join those two elite former Lion running backs. Both went on to star in college. Williams had a stellar career at Furman University. Albert went to Auburn University before transferring to Troy University; where he also enjoyed a stellar career.
Prattville will continue play in the post season with a first round home date Friday November 8 as the class 6A playoffs begin. The Foley Lions will visit Stanley-Jensen Stadium. The Foley brand of Lions ended their regular season on a sour note falling to Theodore, 27-26, in the season’s finale and also dropping game nine to Dothan, 20-17 ending with a 5-5 record.
Prattville wasted little time in jumping on Northview. The Lions won the toss and elected to give the ball to coach LaBrain Stewart’s Cougars with the opening series.
The Cougars went three and out and was forced to punt. Prattville took quick 7-0 lead driving 62-yards in five plays. The highlight of the drive came with a 50-yard run by Pettway that carried to the Northview five yard line. Pettway scored two plays later from the two yard line. AJ Reed kicked the first of his six extra points with 8:26 left in the quarter.
Northview picked up one first down on the second possession; however it stalled at midfield. The Cougars was forced to punt with the punt rolling dead at the Lion 28.
Prattville added its second score with a six play drive. Highlights of the 62-yard drive came on a 19-yard run by Kingston Davis, and a 17-yard end around from Denzel Jones that carried Prattville to Northview’s 30.
Joseph Burke picked up four on first down, and then Kalen Whitlow flipped an aerial to Courtney Taylor-Cain that he grabbed on a tip to the two yard line. After a five yard penalty Whitlow hit Seth Knotts in the corner of the end zone for a 14-0 lead with 3:09 remaining in the initial quarter.
Northview wouldn’t run up the white flag taking the ensuing kickoff and putting together a 12-play drive that ended with a 21-yard field goal from Zach Shirah.
The Lions increased the lead to 21-3 with a 94-yard march on their second possession of the second quarter. The highlight of the drive came on a Whitlow to Jones aerial good for 24-yards to the Northview 23. Whitlow scored on a four yard dart over left tackle with 2:24 left in the half.
The Cougars took the ensuing kickoff and marched 69-yards with a six play drive cumulating in a four yard touchdown run from Turner Vincent. The highlight of the drive came with a Benjamin Swicord to Desmine Ogburn aerial good for 41-yards.
Prattville let the Cougars back in the game with the kickoff of the second half. Anthony Brown bobbled Shirah’s kickoff with Shirah falling on it.
The Cougars wasted little time as Swicord hit Ogburn with an 11-yard aerial to the 11. The Cougars had to settle for a 29-yard Shirah field goal trimming the lead o 21-13 with 9:07 left.
Prattville went three and out and a punt on the ensuing possession. Northview took over at the Cougar 36. Prattville’s defense stood tall and forced a punt which was blocked by Justin Chappell and recovered by Walter Steele at the Nothview 33.
Six plays later Pettway added another six pointer with a 14-yard blast over right tackle and a 28-13 lead with 3:18 left.
As the fourth quarter began Northview held Prattville on downs at the Cougar 36. Swicord hit Jovante Lee with a strike to the Lion 8-yard line. Again Coach Ryan Wilson’s defense stood tall holding the Cougars on three runs and an incomplete pass to take over at its 2-yard line.
After an incomplete pass quarterback Kalen Whitlow made a cardinal sin from the end zone attempting to pass. No receiver was open and he attempted to flip a short pass to Knotts which was intercepted at the three yard line by John Howard.
Three plays later Marice Fluellen jumped over Prattville’s defensive front for the touchdown. Swicord hit Ogbun with a two-point conversion to trim the lead to 28-21 with 9:29 left.
Northview attempted an onside kick which Anthony Brown recovered at the Prattville 41.
Prattville drove to the Northview 21 highlighted by a 22-yard run from Kingston Davis. The drive fizzled as Northview held.
The Cougars couldn’t move the ball and was forced to punt. Denzel Jones took the punt at the Lion 45 and returned it to the Cougar nine. Pettway rushed over with 5:56 remaining for his fourth score of the evening and a 35-21 margin.
Prattville added a final touchdown with 19.7 seconds left in the game. Northview turned the ball over at Prattville’s 39-yard line after failing on a fourth and two call.
On first down Pettway broke loose around right end racing 44-yards to the Cougar 22. Two plays later Kingston Davis ended the scoring with three straight runs of 9, 2, and 2 as the clock ticked to 19.7 seconds.