GAYLESVILLE – Sophomore quarterback Tanner Eads completed all six of his pass attempts for 91 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Gaylesville Trojans to a 40-14 football victory over Alabama School for the Deaf on Friday.
The Trojans (4-2) scored all 40 of their points by halftime.
“We were able to put our starters on the sideline and let our younger fellows play,” Gaylesville coach Brian Knapp said. “It was homecoming too, so it’s always good to win when you have homecoming. Just all in all a good night.
“We had a tough loss last week (against Valley Head). We played last week without three major starters, but I thought our kids really battled and were resilient considering what we faced. It was good to bounce back this week and come out with a win.”
Senior all-purpose back DJ Lee added 56 yards on six carries with two scores. He also had a 16-yard touchdown grab and posted seven tackles (two for loss) with two sacks on defense. Junior Jacob Gordon collected 31 yards on three carries with a score.
Sophomore Keylon Higgins had a 33-yard touchdown reception along with five tackles and caused a fumble on defense. Senior Reece Holley had two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Freshman Eli Bryson posted 11 tackles to lead the Trojan defense. Sophomore Briley Mitchell managed nine tackles (three for loss) with a pair of sacks.
Gaylesville travels to Sumiton Christian on Friday.