PREP FOOTBALL: West Point drops region game at Douglas 34-14

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(Bill Piper/The Cullman Tribune)

DOUGLAS, Ala. – After downing Sardis at home last week, the West Point Warriors hit the road Friday night for another regional battle against the Douglas Eagles. The Warriors rallied to take a lead after falling behind early, but the Eagles were able to pull away late and send West Point home with a 34-14 loss.

Douglas scored the first touchdown of the night on a 2-yard quarterback keeper to take an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter and the Eagles maintained that lead going into the start of the second. Douglas scored another touchdown late in the second quarter, but a blocked extra point held the lead to 13-0 going into the halftime break.

The Warriors began to generate some momentum in the third quarter when Ashton Thrailkill picked off an Eagles pass and took it all the way back for a touchdown. The lead was down to 13-7 after the extra point. West Point went into the final frame trailing by just six and Kelton Washington broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run to give the Warriors a 14-13 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately, that’s when Douglas began to take over, starting with a 45-yard touchdown pass that made it a 21-14 game with just over eight minutes to play. The Eagles broke another big run late in the game to stretch the lead to 28-14 and after a West Point fumble was scooped up and taken back for a touchdown, Douglas had secured a 34-14 win over the Warriors.

West Point falls to 5-3 with the loss and will be back home next week for a big region game against Guntersville.

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