CENTREVILLE - A third-quarter touchdown run by Latrell Morrison and a 202-yard rushing performance by Deshun Murrell provided enough distance for the Bibb County Choctaws to survive against Citronelle 21-13 in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday night.

 

After Citronelle had pulled to within 14-13 at halftime, Bibb County answered in the third quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run by Morrison for the winning margin.

The Choctaws jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter behind touchdown runs of 1 and 3 yards by Murrell, who played with a broken hand. Murrell rushed for his game-high 202 yards on 40 carries.

Bibb County (8-3) travels to Greenville (9-2) next Friday in the second round.

 

Vigor 45,

Central 8

PRICHARD - Junior Javonta Leatherwood scored the only touchdown for the Central Falcons in their 45-8 loss to Vigor in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs.

Leatherwood reeled off an 11-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. He rushed for 62 yards on 23 carries and finished the season with more than 2,000 yards rushing and a career total of 4,806, both school records.

The Falcons also had a safety in the second quarter for their other points.

Central finished its season with a 4-7 record, while Vigor (10-1) advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

 

CLASS 4A

Hillcrest-Evergreen 35,

Sipsey Valley 0

EVERGREEN - Jordan Moore and Cade Dailey led the Sipsey Valley offense in the open-round loss to Hillcrest-Evergreen.

Moore passed for 92 yards and Dailey rushed for 30 yards.

Dalton Boswell led the Sipsey Valley defense with five tackles, seven assists and one sack. Tyler Hamner had three tackles, five assists and one fumble recovery.

Sipsey Valley ended it season with a 5-6 record.

 

UMS-Wright 43,

West Blocton 8

MOBILE - Kayden Blake scored the only touchdown for the West Blocton Tigers in their opening-round loss to UMS-Wright.

Cameron Shadwick led the Tigers in rushing with 67 yards on eight carries, while E.J. Whetstone rushed for 38 yards and Blake finished with just 17 yards rushing.

West Blocton ended its season with a 4-7 record.

 

CLASS 3A

Winfield 40,

Houston Academy 3

WINFIELD - Chris Broyles rushed for two touchdowns and caught another as the unbeaten Winfield Pirates eliminated Houston Academy in the opening round of the playoffs.

Broyles finished with a game-high 134 yards rushing and scored on runs of 68 and 9 yards. He also caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Elkins.

Elkins completed 12 of 15 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Besides the scoring pass to Broyles, Elkins threw a 9-yard touchdown to Brock Hollingsworth and a 30-yard scoring pass to Walker Junkin. Elkins also added a rushing touchdown on a 3-yard run.

Winfield (11-0) hosts Flomaton (8-3) next Friday in the second round.

 

CLASS 2A

Aliceville 26,

Sheffield 0

ALICEVILLE - Zavien Wilkins rushed for 213 yards and one touchdown to lead the Aliceville Yellow Jackets to an easy victory over Sheffield.

Wilkins scored his touchdown on a 69-yard run in the third quarter.

Kavon McGraw followed with 141 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. McGraw scored on runs of 22 and 16 yards.

Markevion Rice scored the final Aliceville touchdown on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Rice also led the Yellow Jacket defense with eight tackles and two sacks, while Justice Craig had seven tackles.

Aliceville (9-2) hosts Collinsville (10-1) next Friday night in the second round.

 

CLASS 1A

South Lamar 41,

Phillips 6

MILLPORT - Buster Griffin rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns as the South Lamar Stallions pounded Phillips in the opening round of the playoffs.

Griffin scored on runs of 51, 36 and 38 yards to lead a South Lamar rushing attack that piled up 317 yards.

Herachio Washington followed with 100 yards and one touchdown on seven carries. Washington scored on a 10-yard run and also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jack Dowdle.

Jarrett Bryant scored the last South Lamar touchdown on a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Grant Williams led the Stallion defense with 13 tackles and one sack, while Grayson Lindsey had nine tackles.

South Lamar (11-0) travels to Winterboro next Friday for the second round.