WOODVILLE – The Gaylesville Trojans kept their playoff hopes alive with a 52-28 victory at Woodville in Class 1A, Region 7 football action on Friday night.
Senior running back Jacob Gordon led the Trojans (5-4, 3-3) with 162 yards on just six carries with two touchdowns. He also caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Kyler Bradley. Bradley also connected on a 24-yard touchdown pass to senior running back Hunter Penney. Penney recovered a fumble on defense.
Senior running back Michael Reynolds ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Junior fullback Keylon Higgins had 103 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown run, on just five first-half carries.
Freshman linebacker Hunter Allmond picked off a pair of passes to go along with three tackles and an assist. Junior lineman Briley Mitchell posted seven tackles, including two for loss, with four assists.
Freshman lineman Karrson Ray, sophomore linebacker Brayden Sharp and Reynolds registered a sack apiece. Eighth grade Jack Sentell forced a fumble.
Gaylesville has next week off before closing out the 2021 regular season against Alabama School for the Deaf on Oct. 29.
The Trojans can still make the Class 1A state playoffs with a Coosa Christian loss to Cedar Bluff next Friday. That would put both teams at 3-3 in region play, but Gaylesville would have the tiebreaker over the Conquerors by virtue of the Trojans’ 20-17 win at Coosa Christian on Sept. 10.