The Adairsville Tigers (5-2, 4-1) grabbed a big region win with a 32-0 victory over the Sonoraville Phoenix on Friday night.
Ja’Maury Johnson scored the game’s first touchdown with a 3-yard run with 4:26 left in the first quarter. Following a Sonoraville penalty, Connor Crunkelton converted the 2-point conversion to give Adairsville an early 8-0 lead. The score didn’t change, but Adairsville was well in control. The Tigers may have felt they left some points on the field, but the Adairsville defense had four, first-half sacks to create pressure on the Sonoraville offense all night. With 50 seconds left in the second quarter, Emanuel Lopez connected on a 35-yard field goal to give Adairsville an 11-0 lead at the half.
In a span of 38 seconds, everything unraveled for the Phoenix in the third quarter. Crunkelton connected with Courtney Slocum for an 80-yard touchdown pass. On Sonoraville’s first possession, Chris Roper intercepted a pass and returned it to the Sonoraville 24-yard line. On the very next play, Crunkelton connected with Evan Sanders for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Before the Phoenix could blink, Adairsville added 14 more points on the scoreboard.
Adairsville continued to get pressure on the Phoenix quarterback all night long and limited the amount of scoring opportunities for their opponent. David Gough would score on a 13-yard run to add an emphasis to the win with just 90 seconds left in the game.
The Tigers will host Rockmart next Friday for a big region matchup that could have major playoff seeding implications. Kickoff is set for 7:30.