At Good Hope Gymnasium:
Cleveland 14 15 13 13 - 55
Good Hope 21 19 17 11 - 68
GOOD HOPE: Drew Maddox 15, Dawson Turner 14, Noah Fendley 14, Cole Maddox 9, Michael Lowe 6, Tanner Malin 8, Matt Dixon 2.
CLEVELAND: John Fallin 29, Andrew Green 9
Cleveland 13 17 10 14 - 54 (6-10)
Good Hope 6 12 12 20 - 50 (2-15)
CLEVELAND: K.K. McAwally 14, Layna Box 16
GOOD HOPE: Heather Tetro 18, Bailey Tetro 7, Ivey Maddox 13, Cayleigh Garmon 2, Desiree' Odachowski 3, Abby Neighbors 2, Rudi Derrick 1, Savanna Derrick 4.
FLASH NOTES: Monday evening at Good Hope featured hotly contested battles on the hardwood, plus homecoming and recognition of the first ever varsity basketball team to play in Good Hope school history.
The schedule flipped flopped with the varsity playing ahead of the girls on this night. Homecoming was recognized in between the varsity games.
The 1967-68 Raider team received an ovation during halftime of the varsity contest.
This squad played the school's first ever varsity game on October 31, 1967 at Cold Springs High School. They suffered a 30-point loss to the Eagles, but came back two weeks later and fell by only two points to the same squad.
The first ever varsity unit consisted of Roger Shabel, Ronald Gentry, Billy Byrd, Brad Scott, Ricky McDonald, Al Johnson, Roger Pierce. The JV team (known as B team back then) had Mike Weatherford, Danny Presley, Aaron Calloway, Jerry Lynn, Mike Maddux, Keith Heatherly, George Willoughby.
The cheerleaders were Janette Harbin, Doris Rhodes, Glenda Hathcock, Wilmer Bradford, Pam Scott.
Players and cheerleaders who are deceased were recognized. They are Gloria Harris, Dale Holmes, Roy Howard and Ricky Witcher.
The first varsity coach at Good Hope was Bill Lay. His assistant was Bill Hendrix. Lay coached the Raiders for 7 seasons, guiding them to 93 wins, five consecutive winning seasons and the 1970 Cullman County Tournament championship.
With Dawson Turner knocking down four treys and a field goal for his best game seen by Sportspage this season, plus Drew Maddox and Noah Fendley combining for 29 points on scoring from the perimeter, the No. 9 ranked Raiders got ahead of Cleveland and led 40-29 at the half.
Coach Drew Adams' Raiders moved the margin to 57-42 after the third period and never gave the Panthers a chance for a strong final stanza.
The Raiders are now 7-1 at Good Hope Gymnasium with two games left on campus for the regular season.
Good Hope's Lady Raiders is a fixture of varsity players and members of the middle school squad who won the Cullman County Tournament December 17.
Since coach Amanda Swann elevated the likes of 7th graders Heather Tetro, Bailey Tetro, Ivey Maddox, Charley Johnson and 8th grader Cayleigh Garmon, they have shown hard work and determination in getting adequate playing time.
Good Hope was down 40-30 following the third period to Cleveland. Cleveland scored nine points and opened up the advantage to 49-30 less than 3:00 gone by during the fourth.
Heather Tetro delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to 52-50 on a three point field goal with 1:19 remaining.
Good Hope had a chance to take the lead but missed a shot. Cleveland got a point from McAwally with 0:38 to play and led 53-50.
The Lady Raiders had a chance to tie the score, but turned the ball over in the final 10 seconds. McAwally sealed the Cleveland victory with one of two made free throws with a second remaining.
This group of youngsters showed plenty of character in nearing pulling off a miracle on homecoming night and the recognition of the first ever Good Hope varsity team.
Up next for Good Hope: At Cold Springs Thursday 6:00, 7:30
West Point 72, Lawrence Co 64
West Point 70, Lawrence Co 33 (G)
Wallace State 64, Marion Military 60
Vinemont 55, West End 39
Vinemont 53, West End 25 (G)
Photo 1: The 1967-68 Good Hope basketball team recognized at halftime.
Photo 2: Good Hope 2019 Homecoming Madelyn Williams (left), 2018 HC queen Madison Creel (right)
Photo 3: Opening tip of Good Hope (white) vs. Cleveland Monday night.
Photo 4: Good Hope's Rudi Derrick (20) on the floor going after the ball.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton
Good Hope's superb 11-2 season on the gridiron has been recognized in the release of the Cullman County coaches football team.
Alan Scott has been named coach of the year, Matt Dixon the overall MVP, Bailey Quick the offensive MVP and Isaiah Green the defensive MVP.
Good Hope turned its program around from an 0-10 mark in 2016, Scott's second year with his alma mater, into a 9-1 regular season, co-champions of Class 4A, Region 5 and a berth to the quarterfinals of the AHSAA playoffs.
The Raiders placed 10 members on the first team, including the position players of the year. Good Hope had a total of 15 players to earn 1st and 2nd team honors.
Here is the 2018 Cullman County coaches football team:
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:
QB - Rylan Jones of West Point, Dayne Black of Fairview
RB - Hunter Persall of West Point, R.J. Evans of Hanceville, Tvyn Ellis of Fairview.
WR - Fred Ellis of Hanceville, Kolton Sapp of West Point, Preston Bagwell of Good Hope, Teague Whatley of Vinemont.
TE - Francisco Ayala of Cold Springs, Tyler Boatright of Holly Pond.
OL - Jacob Ring of Holly Pond, Carson Moon of West Point, Dakota McGraw of Vinemont,
Jackson Hancock of Good Hope, Peyton Hill of Good Hope, Jared Bachelor of Fairview, Will Swann of Cold Springs, Tyler Brown of Vinemont.
ATH - Kyler Chaney of Holly Pond, Dustin Moore of Vinemont
K - Walter Perez of Good Hope
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE:
DL - Riley Kilpatrick of Good Hope, Colyn Cofield of Holly Pond, Brodie Curvin of Vinemont, Brayden Martin of West Point, Levi Garner of Fairview, Alex Corneglio of Holly Pond.
LB - Colton Bagwell of Good Hope, Dylan McDonald of Good Hope, Brody Rusk of West Point, Romeal Simmons of Hanceville, Jordan McCormick of Holly Pond.
DB - Levi Farley of West Point, Issac Ludwig of Holly Pond, Roberto Ayala of Cold Springs, Donte Dumas of Fairview, Matt Schwaiger of Good Hope.
P - Devan Jennings of Fairview
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE :
QB - Jack Hill of Vinemont
RB - Jeremiah Holmes of Holly Pond, Ayden Alexander of Cold Springs, Dallin Dinkle of Vinemont.
WR - Mason Black of Fairview, Logan Guthrey of Hanceville, Lawson Burgess of Cold Springs.
TE - Hudson Wood of Vinemont
OL - Logan McKee of Hanceville, Issac Schwaiger of Holly Pond, Dawson Speegle of Good Hope, Will Bailey of Fairview, Will Akin of Hancevile, Michael Ronerts of West Point, Sam Jones of Good Hope.
ATH - Brody Rowell of Holly Pond, Will Cochran of West Point.
K - Daniel Flores-Carreno of Vinemont.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:
DL -Tyler Thompson of West Point, Jayden Perkins of Holly Pond, Ethan Rasco of Good Hope, Austin Knight of Good Hope, Colby Jones of West Point, Travis Hopper of Vinemont, Jacob McClendon of Cold Springs.
LB - Jared Pugh of Good Hope, Levi Boatright of Holly Pond, Jake Griggs of Vinemont, Dalton Payne of Fairview, Caleb Smith of West Point.
DB - Johnny Quick of Good Hope, Tanner Malin of Good Hope, Rip McBee of Holly Pond,
At Good Hope Gymnasium
West Point 20 12 14 12 - 58 (4-6, 2-2)
Good Hope 21 15 11 19 - 66 (6-1, 4-0)
GOOD HOPE: Noah Fendley 21, Cole Maddox 15, Michael Lowe 10, Tanner Malin 1, Drew Maddox 9.
WEST POINT: Rylan Jones 14, Kolton Sapp 12, Tyler White 12, Will Brown 3, Will Cochran 5, Kobe Bowers 7, Aubrey Cleghorn 2, Tyler Thompson 4.
FLASH NOTES: Good Hope was able to excel in the final 2:00 when the game went into crunch time with its county rival.
The Raiders went from leading 55-52 to 58-52 as Cole Maddox scored on a three from the left baseline. Then Michael Lowe pushed the lead back to six at 60-54 when he scored on a drive to the hoop, after getting a good pass from Drew Maddox.
Cole Maddox then connected on five straight at the line in a span of 35 seconds. His final two from the stripe gave Drew Adams' Raiders a 65-54 advantage.
West Point was able to tally a three by Rylan Jones with 17 seconds left and a free throw from Will Cochran with 0:05 to go. But time had run out on a comeback by Randy Jones' Warriors.
Good Hope was six of eight in crunch time at the line for 75 percent. The Raiders shot 73 percent from the line in the fourth, making 11 of 15.
Good Hope is now 4-0 in the standings for Cullman County basketball. The Raiders have games left vs. Cold Springs and at Hanceville in trying to lock down the No. 1 seed. The pairings will be announced January 9 at the Cullman County Board of Education office.
West Point is in the process of making up games postponed early in the season due to football teams in the AHSAA playoffs.
The Warriors will play at Holly Pond Thursday, making up a game scheduled November 13. West Point has a rematch at home vs. Good Hope December 21. The Warriors game that was postponed Monday at Jasper, has been set for January 28.
Good Hope will play host to Oneonta Friday, looking to stay on top in the 4A, Area 12 standings vs. their rival from Blount County.
VARSITY SCOREBOARD FROM TUESDAY:
Cold Springs 58, Fairview 47
Hanceville 64, J.B. Pennington 52
Cullman 54, John Carroll 40
Holly Pond 70. Vinemont 38
Michael Lowe of Good Hope (4) and Rylan Jones of West Point wait for official Scott Bailey to toss up the ball in opening tip Tuesday at Good Hope.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.
At Vinemont Gymnasium:
Good Hope 19 16 16 19 - 70 (3-1)
Vinemont 9 10 11 10 - 40 (1-9)
GOOD HOPE: Noah Fendley 15, Drew Maddox 13, Zach Phares 10, Cole Maddox 9, Michael Lowe 4, Tanner Malin 5, Matt Dixon 4, Lawton Farr 3, Dawson Turner 3.
VINEMONT: Katch Johnson 18, Curtis Kennedy 8, Collin Teichmiller 6, Lucas Miller 3, Austin Riddle 5.
Good Hope 14 15 15 11 - 55 (1-3)
Vinemont 10 15 12 6 - 43 (1-6)
GOOD HOPE: Abby Neighbors 14, Desire' Odachowski 12, Savanna Derrick 15, Morgan Hammock 6, Rudy Derrick 8.
VINEMONT: Sadie Stanley 13, Madysen Hacker 12, Bailey Preiss 5, Kanasta Daniel 6, Alexis Helton 7, Brylie Teichmiller 1.
FLASH NOTES: Two games under their grasp with a full staff of personnel, the Good Hope Raiders are in first place in the Cullman County standings. The Raiders got some help Monday night when Holly Pond downed Hanceville 91-86 at Lane Horton Gym in overtime, knocking the Bulldogs out of first.
Coach Drew Adams' Raiders took advantage of a cold shooting Vinemont squad and led Preston Boyd's Eagles 8-0 after four and a half minutes had elapsed. Zach Phares scored the first four points for Good Hope, then Michael Lowe and Noah Fendley added to the cause.
A four-point play from Collin Teichmiller gave Vinemont a brief lift, cutting the marginn to 11-6 at 2:30 in the first. From there, the Raiders zipped the lead to 19-9 as Drew Maddox scored on a steal before time ran out in the first.
Six field goals during a 16-10 spurt in the second, including a three by Cole Maddox with the clock running out, inspired the Raiders to a 35-19 halftime cushion.
Good Hope stayed consistent with a 35-point second half, producing 14 field goals, 12 of them on drives to the basket and short range jumpers.
Drew Maddox launched a three before the period ended, with Good Hope in a comfortable spread, leading 51-30.
A shot by Lawton Farr with 4:23 remaining, sent the score to 62-31 and a running clock for the rest of the encounter.
Veteran Katch Johnson was hot for the Eagles with three treys in the fourth period. But Vinemont was never able to develop consistency in missing numerous short range field goals and turned the ball over multiple times, thanks to Good Hope's aggressive defense with good movement from the hands and feet.
Victory was achieved for the Good Hope Lady Raiders, but coach Amanda Swann did not see it. Swann was not in attendance in school Monday as the coaching duties were handled by Justin Aby, the Raiders' JV coach and assistant to Adams.
A spark for the Lady Raiders was three-point shooting. Odachowksi ripped two in the opening quarter that sent them ahead 14-10 and added one in the second. Two others came from the Derrick sisters, with Rudy scoring at 5:20 in the second and Savanna tossing in one with 4:48 left to push the lead to 25-15.
Vinemont closed out on a three by Daniel, a bucket by Hacker and Helton and free throws from Preiss that narrowed the deficit to 29-25 at the break.
Good Hope regained momentum to begin the third on a trey from Rudy Derrick and one by Odachowski, moving the score to 35-27 with just 3:00 into the stanza.
Savanna Derrick drove to the hoop for a field goal as Good Hope was up by 44-34, then a three-point play by Helton gave James Brown's Lady Eagles a chance, trailing 44-37 as the fourth started.
Vinemont managed just six points in the fourth, scoring only twice from the line in the final 3:40. They could not reduce the lead to less than six points and two baskets with less than a minute remaining by Neighbors, sealed up the Lady Raiders' initial triumph of the new season.
Up next for Good Hope: Vs. Fairview Tuesday, 6:30, 8:00.
Up next for Vinemont: At Hanceville Tuesday, 6:00, 7:30
Photo 1: Good Hope's Cole Maddox (2) works on driving against Katch Johnson (20).
Photo 2: A crowd of Good Hope (black) and Vinemont players (white) going for the ball.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton.
Sportspage Game of the Week
AHSAA 4A quarterfinal
At Gilbreath Stadium - Oneonta:
Good Hope 0 0 0 8 - 8 (11-2)
Oneonta 7 7 8 7 - 29 (10-3)
ON- David Hall 3 run (Erik Vargas kick) 9:29 in 1st
ON - Tavares Hill 4 pass to Jaden Kent (Axel Chacon kick) 0:05 in 2nd
ON - Hill 53 pass to Kent (Pass good) 6:35 in 3rd
ON - Hall 30 run (Vargas kick) 11:35 in 4th
GH - Matt Dixon 18 run (Colton Bagwell run) 5:13 in 4th
FLASH NOTES: Things that had gone well for Good Hope so far in November, went in the opposite direction Friday night.
Getting scored on first by the opposition, a turnover on the first series that stopped a potential scoring drive, a miscue late in the second that presented Oneonta field position in which the Redskins converted into a second score right before halftime.
Another mistake that resulted in Oneonta scoring midway in the third, put the game out of reach for the Raiders to comeback.
In all, the Raiders suffered through a playoff game high four turnovers, gave the ball up two other times on fourth down failures. That was enough for the co-champions of 4A, Region 5 to be put out of the postseason by a ball club that seeded 4th from Region 6.
Playing in front of a vocal crowd for the first time since October 12, the Redskins set the tone with first series of driving 63 yards in seven plays and take a 7-0 lead.
Good Hope was close of matching Oneonta in its initial series, going from the Raider 38 to the Redskins' 19. But Colton Bagwell could not maintain possession, resulting in a fumble and an Oneonta recovery.
The Raiders kept the game at a 7-0 disadvantage until Bailey Quick mishandled a snap at the Good Hope 41 with 1:20 left in the half. The Redskins got four completions in five tries by Hill, who dropped a 4-yard pass into the hands of Kent, a much taller receiver than the Good Hope secondary, giving them a 14-0 lead at halftime.
Hall was a nightmare for the Raiders all game on both sides. He stole an option pass in the air from Quick, intended for Dixon on the short side of the field. Oneonta marched 55 yards in just two plays with Hill hitting Kent for a 53-yard score and a 22-0 lead at the end of the third.
Field position boosted Oneonta at the start of the fourth. Taking a 25-yard punt and beginning from the Good Hope 30, Hall went through the defense for his second score and the Redskins held a commanding 29-0 advantage.
Showing pride, the Raiders manufactured a 15-play, 72-yard series that took 6:07 off the clock. Dixon got the score on an 18-yard run. He and Bagwell would garner 57 yards in the drive with Bagwell scoring on a two-point try.
Good Hope kept the Redskins out of the end zone on Oneonta's next series, but the Raiders gave the ball back to the home team when Quick was intercepted by Riley McGill at the Good Hope 29 with 1:21 remaining.
Two kneel downs enabled the Redskins to run out the clock as the rain fell and Good Hope dropped to 0-5 all time vs. the Redskins, losing for the third time in a playoff encounter.
In his final game as a Raider, Dixon rushed for 109 yards. The talented senior had 68 through halftime, with his longest run coming on the first series of 29 yards.
Oneonta's defense kept the Raiders from establishing an efficient passing attack. Quick was one of eight for three yards in the second half, throwing two interceptions. Aside from Dixon's 41 yards on the ground in the second half, the rest of the Raider runners could only net 52 yards.
Good Hope accounted for 233 yards offense, 11 first downs. The passing game managed 24 yards on three completions by Quick.
Oneonta amassed 363 yards on the offensive side, gaining 191 by the run and 172 in the air. Hill was eight of 13 with the 53-yard toss to Kent, the longest in his completions.
The Redskins had 15 first downs, but suffered 58 yards on five penalties, four in the third quarter that sent them from the Good Hope 9, back to the Raider 42 on the final series of the stanza.
Good Hope gained a berth to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1997. The 11 wins are the most by the Raiders since the '97 campaign of a 13-1 record.
Scott has turned the Raiders around from an 0-10 club in 2016 to 11-2, starting the 2018 season at 5-0 before the only regular season loss to Northside on the first Friday in October.
Good Hope went 6-0 at James Shabel Stadium and enjoyed defeating No. 2 ranked Jacksonville in the playoffs and No. 4 Fayette County in the regular season.
Oneonta is the only 4 seed to reach the semifinals of this year's playoffs in all classifications. The Redskins head to Deshler next week.
Sportspage Game of the Week
AHSAA 4A playoff game
At James Shabel Stadium - Good Hope:
Jacksonville 0 6 6 0 - 12 (11-1)
Good Hope 7 13 7 0 - 27 (11-1)
GH - Matt Dixon 1 run (Walter Perez kick) 4:56 in 1st
GH - Isaiah Green 36 run (Perez kick) 11:51 in 1st
GH - Dixon 19 run (kick failed) 1:32 in 2nd
Jax - Rontarius Wiggins 4 run (run failed) 0:28 in 3rd
GH - Bailey Quick 20 pass to Dixon (Perez kick) 10:22 in 3rd
Jax - Luke Jackson 28 pass to Jewels Gray (pass failed) 8:49 in 3rd
FLASH NOTES: Rising to the challenge in playing their first postseason game at Good Hope since 2008, the Raiders stunned the No. 2 ranked Golden Eagles with big plays early in the game to grab momentum.
A 50-yard slant pass from Quick to Dixon set up the Raiders first TD of the game late in the first. The drive ended when Dixon plunged over from the one, completing an 85-yard series that consumed over 3:00 of the clock.
After forcing a punt, the Raiders again utilized balance in the offense in which they had 93 yards in the first quarter to set them up at the Jacksonville 36.
On the first play of the second, Green was loose around the left side for 36 yards and the Raiders went up 14-0 as Perez kicked the extra point.
Jacksonville hurt itself when a bad snap sailed over punter's DeMarien Stewart head in being downed at the Golden Eagles' 20. Two plays later, Dixon scored on a 19-yard dash and the Raiders were in front by the score of 20-0.
The visitors got a chance to erase the zeros off the scoreboard as they moved 56 yards to the Good Hope end zone with Wiggins taking it in from the four. But they failed on the conversion and headed to the locker room trailing 20-6.
Jacksonville would have a nightmarish second half, turning the ball over four times. The Raiders got the ball on the second half kickoff when Yessman Green mishandled and Matt Schwaiger fell on it for the Raiders at the Jacksonville 39. Dixon would make a great catch in the right corner of the end zone of a 20-yard pass from Quick and the Raiders extended the lead to 27-6.
Jacksonville answered with a 64-yard scoring drive, aided by three 15-yard penalties on the Raiders.
But what Good Hope needed was ball control and the Raiders had that, taking off the final 4:00 of the third with possession and leading 27-12.
The Raiders gave the ball up on downs at the Jacksonville 24 early in the fourth. It would be a challenging time for the Golden Eagles as their final three possessions ended with interceptions. The first was a pick off by Zach Bagwell in the Good Hope end zone with 6:19 remaining.
Jacksonville regained it after a Raider punt, then gave the pigskin back to Good Hope when Dixon intercepted and returned to the Jacksonville with 4:19 to play.
Another drive for the Raiders ended on downs at the Jacksonville 11. After a pass play netted 16 yards and a first down, the Golden Eagles season of staying undefeated came crashing down as Riley Kilpatrick, a defensive lineman, stole Jackson's pass for the Raiders third interception in the quarter.
Frustration set in for Jacksonville with Gray being ejected for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty as the Raiders went into victory formation.
Good Hope finished with 329 yards total offense, 220 by the ground as Dixon churned out 146 yards and scored twice. Dixon caught five passes for 105 yards and a score as he amounted 251 yards of running and receiving in this second round game.
The Raiders held Wiggins, who had 246 yards the week before and 4 TDs in a 39-21 win over Rogers. Wiggins managed just 50 yards in the game, getting six yards on three carries in the second half.
Good Hope would have 13 first downs to nine for Jacksonville. Quick averaged 32.8 yards per five punts with Perez converting three of four extra points. Perez is 11 for 12 so far in conversions during two rounds of the 4A playoffs.
Alan Scott's Raiders made history by reaching the quarterfinals of Class 4A for the first time. Once again, Jacksonville failed to claim a 2nd round victory and has never done so in 10 years the Golden Eagles have made the postseason.
Up next for Good Hope: At Oneonta Friday 7:00 p.m. (Live on WKUL-FM)
4A SCORES 2ND ROUND:
Oneonta 59, DAR 20
Hokes Bluff 33, North Jackson 13
Deshler 42, Fayette Co 21
Andalusia 51, Headland 0
Hillcrest-Evergreen 42, Alabama Christian 0
UMS Wright 48, Trinity 7
American Christian 10, Catholic Montgomery 3.
Sportspage Game of the Week
AHSAA 4A state playoff 1st round
At Milton Frank Stadium - Huntsville:
Good Hope 14 20 14 14 - 62 (10-1)
St. John Paul 7 7 7 7 - 28 (8-3)
GH - Matt Dixon 25 run (Walter Perez kick) 8:21 in 1st
SJP - Seth Brown 30 pass to Victor Malone (Jackson Bridges kick) 4:48 in 1st
GH - Dixon 9 run (Perez kick) 1:37 in 1st
SJP - Brown 41 pass to Dee Sledge (Bridges kick) 10:34 in 2nd
GH - Dixon 16 run (Perez kick) 9:30 in 2nd
GH - Tanner Malin 30 interception (Perez kick) 5:46 in 2nd
GH - Isaiah Green 36 run (pass failed) 0:53 in 2nd
GH - Dixon 1 run (Perez kick) 9:06 in 3rd
GH - Green 27 run (Perez kick) 2:33 in 2rd
SJP - Brown 11 run (Bridges kick) 0:00 in 3rd
GH - Colton Bagwell 23 run (Perez kick) 9:08 in 4th
GH - Bagwell 65 run (Perez kick) 7:16 in 4th
SJP - Brown 32 pass to Jeffry Ross (Bridges kick) 4:12 in 4th
FLASH NOTES - A healthy Matt Dixon was huge for Good Hope in getting a playoff victory for the first time competing in Class 4A of the AHSAA.
In his first ever playoff, Dixon finished with 252 yards rushing on 25 carries and a four touchdowns. The senior had the hat trick by halftime as Good Hope broke a tie game with three second quarter scores, one coming on the defensive side on a pick six by Malin from 30 yards out.
Alan Scott's Raiders had rushed for 269 yards by the half and netted 13 first downs. The Raiders extended the lead with two scores in the third quarter as they had gained 129 on the ground in that stanza and broke the game open.
A touchdown was taken off the board when the officials gave the ball back to St. John Paul with 5:39 to go in the third. An apparent lateral was reportedly called an incomplete pass. The drive would stall out for the Falcons at the Good Hope 42 as Green would take the ball to the end zone on a 27-yard jaunt and the Raiders were ahead at the time, 48-14.
Dixon ran one time for 30 yards early in the final period, then gave way to Colton Bagwell would tally 106 yards on five runs in the fourth and two touchdowns.
The Raiders ran roughshod over the Falcons for 548 yards, eight touchdowns and 24 first downs.
While Dixon got four touchdowns, Green scored twice, Colton Bagwell had two TDs and Malin's defensive TD.
Brown, a talented signal-caller for St. John Paul, finished with 243 yards in the air on 13 completions. But the interception by Malin enabled the Raiders to go up by a 28-14 count and the Falcons never recovered.
This was St. John Paul's first ever berth to the playoffs. The Falcons came into the game 8-2 in 2018, after winning six games since they started football in the Huntsville area in 2012.
The game was relocated to historic Milton Frank Stadium due to reported field conditions and clock problems at Discovery Middle School Stadium in Madison, the site where the Falcons had played during the regular season.
Up next for Good Hope: Vs. Jacksonville Friday 7:00 p.m. in 2nd round (WKUL-FM):
4A SCORES (North Region)
Oneonta 43, Brooks 34
DAR 36, Northside 30
Jacksonville 39, Rodgers 21
North Jackson 47, Curry 6
Hokes Bluff 38, Central Florence 14
Fayette Co 26, Randolph 8
Deshler 21, Anniston 7
Sportspage Game of the Week
At James Shabel Stadium - Good Hope:
Hanceville 0 12 0 6 - 18 (1-9)
Good Hope 7 22 14 6 - 49 (9-1)
GH - Isaiah Green 2 run (Walter Perez kick) 5:55 in 1st
GH - Bailey Quick 44 run (Zach Bagwell pass to Green) 8:48 in 2nd
HV - Fred Ellis 83 kickoff return (run failed) 8:33 in 2nd
GH - Quick 20 pass to Zach Bagwell (Perez kick) 6:57 in 2nd
GH - Quick 10 pass to Bagwell (Perez kick) 5:27 in 2nd
HV - Bo Joles 24 pass Logan Guthrie (run failed) 0:30 in 2nd
GH - Colton Bagwell 6 run (Perez kick) 4:30 in 3rd
GH - Green 23 run (Perez kick) 2:24 in 3rd
GH - Perez 26 FG 8:14 in 4th
HV - Jones 54 pass to Romeal Simmons (run failed) 7:29 in 4th
GH - Perez 32 FG 2:20 in 4th
FLASH NOTES: After giving up a 2nd quarter TD on a kickoff return, Good Hope shook off the effects of Hanceville trying for a comeback, scoring two touchdowns in a span of 1:30 to build a 29-6 advantage.
That seemed to take some steam out of Hanceville, even though the Bulldogs got a TD in the final 30 seconds following a Good Hope fumble that was recovered at the Hanceville 37.
But rushing for 139 yards in the third quarter, scoring twice on ground plays of six by Colton Bagwell and a 23-yard dash from Green, the Raiders put the game out of reach by taking a 43-12 advantage to the final period.
Getting two field goals from Perez served as a valuable tool for the Raiders with the playoffs waiting for them next week. Perez kicked a 26-yard with 8:14 to go in the game and then added one from 32 yards out in the final two and a half minutes.
Two years ago, the Raiders were at the bottom of county football, 0-10.
Now in 2018, with 20 seniors leading the way, Alan Scott's squad has turned it around by winning nine out of 10 tries. The Raiders came into the finale rated 10th in the state 4A rankings.
Hanceville suffered through nine consecutive losses under first-year coach Cody McCain after beginning the campaign by routing Sumiton Christian 48-14.
Good Hope will be 3rd from 4A, Region 5 after Fayette County got past Dora 27-19 Friday night. The Fayette win gives them 17 victories over defeated non-regional teams while Northside has 15 victories.
Fayette is the region top seed with Northside getting 2nd on a 42-27 win over Good Hope October 5.
Up next for Good Hope: 4A playoff at St. John Paul November 9 at 7:00 p.m. (WKUL-FM)
Sportspage Game of the Week
At James Shabel Stadium - Good Hope:
Haleyville 0 7 0 0 - 7 (2-5, 1-3)
Good Hope 13 0 0 10 - 23 (6-1, 3-1)
GH - Drew Maddox 36 run (kick failed) 7:43 in 1st
GH - Matt Dixon 4 run (Walter Perez kick) 1:57 in 1st
Haley - Charles McAlpine 7 pass to Jackson Kennedy (Jose Sandoval kick) 6:53 in 2nd
GH - Perez 29 FG 9:10 in 4th
GH - Colton Bagwell 63 run (Perez kick) 7:14 in 4th
FLASH NOTES: Needing big plays, the Good Hope defense delivered when needed to key the Raiders to their first ever victory over Haleyville and keep them on the heels of Fayette County and Northside in 4A, Region 5 play.
An interception by the Lions early in the third quarter enabled Haleyville to utilize McAlpine's passing, while the running attack was never able to click consistently.
But on fourth and goal from the Good Hope four, a pass to Kennedy never got into the end zone. Isaiah Green dropped him short of the goal line and the Raiders took over.
With Good Hope using instant replay, Haleyville coach Todd McNutt challenged the call. But the video evidence showed the Raiders had done what had been called on the field as a turnover for the Lions on downs inside the Raider one.
Good Hope was unable on three plays to get a first down. Then Alan Scott took a huge gamble, with Bailey Quick, his QB and his punter, throwing a 40-yard completion to Green that gave the Raiders first and 10 from their 46.
Haleyville challenged that play, seeing if Green was not an eligible receiver in the formation. The play stood in favor of the Raiders as four challenges have been performed in games for Good Hope at Shabel Stadium this season. All calls have not been overturned.
Up 13-7 at the start of the fourth and with possession from the fake punt gamble, the Raiders got a 34-yard run by Colton Bagwell to give them a first and goal from the four.
However, the Raiders had two negative plays and a false start that pushed them back to the Haleyville 20. They were able to get the ball down to the Lions' 12, where Perez kicked a 29-yard field goal from the right hashmark and it was 16-7 Good Hope, less than 3:00 into the final stanza.
Haleyville's next series resulted on Zach Bagwell intercepting McAlpine at the Good Hope 37.
All the Raiders needed was one snap as Colton Bagwell rambled down the left sidelines for 63 yards and the Raiders had breathing room on the scoreboard.
Colton Bagwell became the primary runner for the Raiders in the second half when Matt Dixon was unable to carry the ball in the second half after he apparently hurt his right shoulder on offense late in the first half.
Dixon remained on the defensive side for the final half, but was never comfortable to put the ball in his right hand and carry it properly.
But Bagwell is a solid runner and would account for 135 yards on eight carries in the second half, picking up 129 yards on six runs in the fourth quarter.
Haleyville's four possessions in the second half resulted in downs at the Good Hope 1, two interceptions by Zach Bagwell and turnover on downs at the Haleyville 36 when McAlpine was dropped for an 11-yard loss on fourth down by Green and Ethan Rasco.
Without Dixon, who had 46 yards on 11 carries by halftime, the Raiders outgained the Lions running the ball in the 2nd half 151 to minus 7.
Good Hope finished the with 391 yards total offense, 275 by rushing and 15 first downs.
Quick completed six of eight with one interception, netting 116 yards. The fake punt pass to Green was the longest of the night, 40 yards, while a 33-yard completion to Matt Schwaiger took place in the first quarter.
McAlpine finished with 230 yards in the air on 24 of 43 attempts. He threw two interceptions and had a third one picked off Zach Bagwell ruled as an incomplete pass.
Good Hope punched its ticket of having its first winning season under coach Scott and first since the 2013 season.
The Raiders are 4-0 at James Shabel Stadium this season. They dropped the Lions to 0-4 in road games this season and severely hurt Haleyville's playoff chances.
Up next for Good Hope: At Curry Friday 7:00
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton