PREP FOOTBALL: Vinemont downs Cold Springs 30-6 in regular season finale

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(Christy Parker/The Cullman Tribune)

VINEMONT, Ala. – After defeating Holly Pond last week, the Vinemont Eagles returned home to square off against another county rival Friday night and they handled Cold Springs 30-6 to cap off the regular season with a win.

Vinemont got off to a fast start when Colby Miller ran in for a 4-yard touchdown to put Vinemont up 8-0 with 9:17 remaining in the opening quarter. Cold Springs went three and out and Vinemont blocked the punt to set their offense up with excellent field position, 3 plays later Kayden Henderson put the Eagles up 14-0 with an 18-yard touchdown run with 5:44 left in the first quarter. Cold Springs went three and out on their second possession, giving the ball back to a hot Vinemont offense. On the last play of the first quarter Colby Miller found the endzone from 19 yards out to put Vinemont up 22-0 headed to the second quarter.

Cold Springs was able to move the ball on their third possession but was forced to punt, three plays later Colby Miller outran the defense for a 79-yard touchdown, his third of the night, to put Vinemont up 30-0 with 4:14 remaining until halftime. Cold Springs ate up the remainder of the clock, sending the ballgame to halftime with the home team up 30-0.

In the second half the backups received a lot of valuable playing time. Cold Springs received the second half kick-off and moved the ball on the ground but an incomplete pass on fourth down ended the drive. Cold Springs defense forced a three and out to give the ball right back to their offense, this time a lengthy drive was capped off with a 4-yard touchdown run by Seth Williams to cut the led to 30-6 with 8:10 remaining in the game. Vinemont fell a yard short when they went for it on fourth down on their next possession to continue to milk the clock and Cold Springs was looking to add some points on the board but time expired and Vinemont held on to win it 30-6.

After the game, Vinemont Head Coach Stephen Robinson said he thinks last year’s playoff experience will help his team’s confidence going into the postseason this time around.

“Absolutely it does, I think it gives the team more confidence, we now know how we have to prepare for a playoff game”.

Vinemont finishes the regular season 5-5 with the win and the Eagles will be on the road next week to take on Lauderdale County in the opening round of the state playoffs. Cold Springs finishes the season 0-10 and will be going into the offseason with plans to bounce back in 2022.

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