Friday, November 3
Ray Talley Stadium - Hanceville
RADIO: WKUL (92.1) FM
GOOD HOPE: 3-6
SERIES: Hanceville 26-15
2016: Hanceville 32-13
LAST WEEK: Hanceville was idle
Good Hope lost to Dora 35-7
FLASH NOTES: Someone will end the season Friday night with a victory and say goodbye to a losing skid.
Hanceville has been hampered with eight consecutive defeats following a win over Cold Springs in the first week.
Good Hope comes to Talley Stadium with four straight losses.
Both will use this as an opportunity to play with high intensity and do what they can to leave a bitter taste in the mouth of the other.
Hanceville has not defeated Good Hope at home since 2011, a 50-14 margin that time. The Bulldogs have lost their last two home games with the Raiders from 2012 and 2015.
This is the fourth straight season the Bulldogs have closed out the schedule playing the Raiders.
Hanceville is trying to avoid a 1-9 record that they Bulldogs unfortunately had back in the 2008 season.
Hanceville is 1-2 this year vs. county teams, Good Hope is 2-1.
Friday, October 20
Pate Field - Locust Fork
3A, R 6
HANCEVILLE: 1-7, 0-5
LOCUST FORK: 3-5, 3-1
SERIES: Hanceville 14-4
2016: Locust Fork 49-35
REGION 6 STANDINGS: Fultondale 4-0, Pennington 4-1, Locust Fork 3-1, Holly Pond 2-2, Susan Moore 1-3, Vinemont 1-3, Hanceville 0-5.
FLASH NOTES: Hanceville played well in portions of last week's 40-20 setback to Holly Pond. Romeal Simmons ran for 189 yards and had two touchdowns on runs of 76 and 56 yards.
But the Bulldogs gave up a TD on the first play from scrimmage, fumbled a punt inside their 10-yard line late in the second that led to a Holly Pond score and a 20-6 lead at halftime.
The Bulldogs battle a Locust Fork unit that was idle from region play last week. This squad is good in the region and has struggled with an 0-4 mark.
Hanceville concludes regional play, trying to avoid a winless mark. Locust Fork finishes the regional schedule next week with leader Fultondale.
At Ray Talley Stadium - Hanceville
3A, Region 6
Holly Pond 6 14 8 12 - 40 (5-2, 2-2)
Hanceville 0 6 0 14 - 20 (1-7, 0-5)
HP - Jeremiah Holmes 62 run (run failed) 11:44 in 1st
HP - Holmes 48 run (run failed) 9:49 in 2nd
HV - Romeal Simmons 76 run (pass failed) 9:29 in 2nd
HP - Holmes 3 run (Holmes run) 4:48 in 2nd
HP - Brody Rowell 27 run (Rowell run) 5:22 in 3rd
HP - Kyler Chaney 3 run (run failed) 11:08 in 4th
HV - Simmons 56 run (Alex Campbell run) 5:27 in 4th
HV - Bo Joles 11 pass to Brendan Flanigan (run failed) 3:14 in 4th
HP - Dustin Stancil 15 run (run failed) 1:19 in 4th
FLASH NOTES: Run-oriented Holly Pond made a statement on the game's first play by controlling the line of scrimmage and getting Holmes on the outside for a 62-yard touchdown run.
The Broncos were a team of big plays in the first half, accounting for 200 yards of total offense, all by the ground game. Holmes rambled for a 48-yard score early in the second then got a three-yard run to the end zone late in the quarter after Hanceville mishandled a Holly Pond punt at its five-yard line.
Romeal Simmons scored twice on impressive runs of 76 and 56 yards to spark Hanceville, but the Bulldogs were stymied by losing four possessions on fourth down plays in the second half, three consecutive times seeing a potential scoring march end in frustration.
Holly Pond produced three second half scores on TD drives of 69 and 60 yards in the third quarter and a 66-yard series during the final period.
The Broncos finished with 349 yards on the ground with Holmes ripping through the Bulldogs for 224 yards and three touchdowns. Rowell, Chaney and Stancil provided some punch to the running of Holmes with the Broncos enjoying a victory away from Holly Pond for the first time this season.
Hanceville suffered its seventh straight setback. The Bulldogs had 246 yards of offense, 10 first downs, were led by Simmons with 188 yards gained and two touchdowns.
This was the first game in a month for Holly Pond to get on the bus and travel in a short drive from campus down to Ray Talley Stadium. The Broncos are 4-1 at home this season and 1-1 now in games played on the road.
Fultondale manhandled Susan Moore 48-14 to go to 4-0 in the region standings. J.B. Pennington belted Vinemont 49-6 with the Tigers 4-1 and in second place. Locust Fork was idle from regional play as the Hornets are 3-1 with games left against Hanceville next week and Fultondale on the 27th.
The Broncos are 2-2 now after Friday's victory. Holly Pond host Fultondale next week and goes to Vinemont on the weekend of the 27th.
Susan Moore fell to 1-3 in losing to Fultondale while Vinemont visits Susan Moore next week and entertains Holly Pond the week after. The Eagles are 1-3 in the standings, not yet eliminated from the playoff picture.
Photo of Hanceville offense in the 1st quarter, sending R.J. Evans (6) in motion.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton
Friday, October 13
Ray Talley Stadium - Hanceville
RADIO: WKUL-FM (92.1)
3A, R 6:
REGION 6 STANDINGS: Fultondale 3-0, Pennington 3-1, Locust Fork 3-1, Holly Pond 1-2, Susan Moore 1-2, Vinemont 1-2, Hanceville 0-4.
SERIES: Hanceville 22-12
2016: Holly Pond 40-16
LAST WEEK: Hanceville lost to Susan Moore 40-22
Holly Pond lost to Locust Fork 20-8
FLASH NOTES: Hanceville wants to put together four quarters of good football for the first time since early in the season in the quest to end six consecutive losses.
The Bulldogs have gone through falling behind early in the last three games and unable to mount a strong comeback.
Hanceville tangles with a Holly Pond crew that is playing on the road for the first time in a month. The Broncos have been a road team once this season, going to Blountsville on September 8.
It will be a slight adjustment for the Broncos since they have dealt with playing on campus for the last four assignments.
Holly Pond is right in the midst of a playoff berth, fighting it out with Vinemont and Susan Moore for the final position out of Region 6. The Broncos have a win against Susan Moore and will play at Vinemont on the 27th.
Hanceville can turn its season around by knocking off the Broncos in its next to last assignment in regional play.
Friday, October 6
Ray Talley Stadium - Hanceville
Hanceville: 1-5, 0-2 in 3A, R 6
Susan Moore: 1-4, 0-2 in 3A, R 6
SERIES: Susan Moore 6-2
2016: Susan Moore 55-21
LAST WEEK: Hanceville lost to Clements 40-6
Susan Moore lost to Oneonta 62-25
REGION 6 STANDINGS: Pennington 3-0, Fultondale 2-0, Locust Fork 2-1, Holly Pond 1-1, Vinemont 1-2, Hanceville 0-2, Susan Moore 0-2
FLASH NOTES: A losing streak will end for one of the teams called the Bulldogs. Hanceville has gone through five straight defeats after opening 2017 by beating Cold Springs 36-20.
Susan Moore has been defeated in its last three assignments after the Bulldogs won at Winston County 35-20 on September 8.
Hanceville is 0-10 in games vs. an opponent from outside the county in Craig Flanigan's second year with his alma mater.
The Bulldogs are looking to build momentum with three of their final four games in 2017 to be played at Ray Talley Stadium. The next two weeks will be a home atmosphere as Hanceville gets Holly Pond to visit on Friday the 13th.