Hanceville tops Cold Springs, 36-20


HANCEVILLE – It was a defensive battle in the first quarter of Friday night’s game between the Cold Springs Eagles and Hanceville Bulldogs, with both teams exchanging punts on their opening drives. The two slugged it out, and in the end, the Bulldogs came out on top, 36-20.

Both offenses struggled to get their momentum going. At the end of the first, it was 0-0.

The Bulldogs put a drive together in the second, ending with no. 19 Alex Campbell rushing for a 1-yard touchdown, capping off a 48-yard drive. The 2-point conversion was no good, making the score 6-0 with 11:49 left in the quarter.

The Bulldog defense forced Cold Springs to punt the ball, and no. 6 R.J. Evans rushed 25 yards to score another TD after a 42-yard drive. Again, the 2-point conversion was no good, and the score was 12-0 with 4:56 in the half.

Cold Springs put a drive together with a 16-yard pass from no. 1 Brodi Williams to no. 4 Mason Harris to put the Bulldogs on the board. The extra point was good, making the score Hanceville 12, Cold Springs 7, which was the score going into halftime.

After the break, Cold Springs came out and punted on their first possession. Hanceville had a good drive going at fourth-and-13, but came up short on the Eagles’ 11-yard line. Cold Springs put together a drive topped off with no. 24 Caleb Roden rushing for a 3-yard TD, making the score Cold Springs 14, Hanceville 12.

On the kickoff following the TD, Hanceville’s no. 5 Ayden Alexander had an 80-yard kickoff return to put Hanceville back on top 20-14 after the 2-point conversion with 6:04 left in the third quarter.

In the fourth, no. 10 Jordan Lacey passed to Harris on a 77-yarder to score a TD. The PAT was no good, and it was a tied game with 11:44 left to play.

Later in the fourth, Cold Springs had a bad snap causing a bad punt, giving Hanceville good field position at the Cold Springs 40-yard line. Hanceville scored on Evans’ 25-yard TD run, making the score Hanceville 28-20 with 10:25 left in the game.

Cold Springs punted after failing to get a first down.

Hanceville put a drive together and no. 11 Romael Simmons ran for a 31-yard TD, with a 2-point conversion making the score 36-20 with 6:50 left.

Cold Springs turned the ball over on downs, and the Bulldogs ran out the clock.

Final score: Hanceville- 36, Cold Springs- 20.

Hanceville had 244 yards rushing on 51 attempts and four rushing TDs. Hanceville had 42 yards passing on 4-of-8.

Cold Springs had 32 yards rushing and one TD, 165 yards passing on 7-of-22 with two TDs.

Hanceville will travel to Addison next Friday night while Cold Springs will host Berry at home.

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