PREP FOOTBALL: Vinemont drops road matchup at J.B. Pennington 27-18

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The Vinemont Eagles fell to J.B. Pennington on the road 27-18 Friday night. (Ryan Guthery for The Cullman Tribune)

BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It was an absolutely perfect night for some football between the Vinemont Eagles and J.B. Pennington Tigers Friday night, but unfortunately for Eagles’ fans, it ended with a 27-18 loss for Vinemont.

Vinemont received the opening kick and found the end zone in just six plays as Colby Miller scampered into the end zone from 31 yards out to put the Eagles up 6-0 with 8:56 remaining in the opening quarter. Pennington answered right back to go up 7-6 with 5:28 remaining in the first.

Vinemont regained the lead when Miller went 16 yards for his second touchdown of the night, putting the Eagles up 12-7 with 1:00 remaining in the opening quarter, but the Tigers regained the lead 14-12 thanks to a touchdown pass with 2:48 remaining until halftime.

Once again, the Eagle offense drove down the field, and five plays later, Miller found Teague Whatley for a 47-yard touchdown with 1:21 remaining in the half. With 13 seconds left until the break, the Tigers took the lead back and headed to the locker room with a 21-18 advantage.

Vinemont had several opportunities in the second half, recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchback, not being able to capitalize on a first-and-goal from the 3-yard line and stalling on fourth down several times. J.B. Pennington put the game out of reach late when it found the end zone again to pull ahead 27-18 and hold on for a win at home.

Vinemont will be back home next week for its final regional matchup against the Holly Pond Broncos.

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