AHSAA Class 1A quarterfinal playoff
At McAdams Field - Millport:
Addison 6 0 8 6 - 20 (10-3)
So. Lamar 0 21 7 6 - 34 (10-3)
Add - Zayne Guthrie 53 pass to Luke Chambers (run failed) 1st qtr
SL - Jack Dowdle 1 run (Ian Harper kick) 2nd qtr
SL - Herachio Washington 38 run (Harper kick) 2nd qtr
SL - Dowdle 1 run (Harper kick) 2nd qtr
Add - Guthrie 92 run (Logan Wilkins run) 3rd qtr
SL - Buster Griffin 53 run (Harper kick) 3rd qtr
Add - Guthrie 4 pass to Chambers (pass failed) 4th qtr
SL - Washington 2 run (run failed) 4th qtr
FLASH NOTES: South Lamar displayed a running game that Addison was never able to contain throughout Friday night in trying to punch a ticket to the AHSAA semifinals.
Addison took advantage of an interception by Guthrie in the end zone, giving the Bulldogs the football at their 16 in the first quarter.
A 53-yard pass from Guthrie to Chambers put the Bulldogs ahead 6-0.
Then the South Lamar running attack went to work featuring Washington, who gained 252 yards on the night, hitting through holes in the middle of the Addison defense, plus gaining yardage on end around sweeps.
Three drives by the Stallions ended in touchdowns in the second quarter with the running game, plus critical penalties from the Bulldogs that extended each scoring opportunity.
Addison started the third period by throwing an interception, then forced South Lamar to punt. After a three-yard loss by Tyler Borden dropped the Bulldogs to their eight-yard line, Guthrie executed the read option to a 92-yard TD run and a two-point run on an end sweep by Wilkins had the Bulldogs back in business, trailing 21-14
Big plays continued from South Lamar with Griffin taking it in on a 53-yard run and the Stallions led 28-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Early in the fourth, the Bulldogs were back within one score on Guthrie's short pass in the end zone to Chambers. But the conversion pass failed.
Another march into the end zone enabled the Stallions to maintain a two-score lead. Addison was unable to engineer another TD series, giving up the ball, in which the Stallions took down to the Addison one, before going into victory formation to run out the clock.
South Lamar ran through Addison for 460 yards, gained 49 passing, compiling 509 yards and 22 first downs in this quarterfinal. The Bulldogs amassed 266 yards offense, 97 passing and got 108 yards rushing from Guthrie with the longest play of the game, the 92-yard TD in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs turned it over three times on interceptions and were penalized seven times for 60 yards. South Lamar was flagged 10 times for 105 yards in infractions, getting called three times for 15-yard personal foul calls.
Washington anchored the Stallions with 252 yards on the ground, scoring twice to send South Lamar into the semifinals next week vs. Region 5 rival Pickens County. Pickens County went to Colbert County and came home victorious by the score of 37-8 over Cherokee.
Addison's six-game winning streak ended in visiting the South Lamar campus for the first time. The Bulldogs reached the elite eight for the second straight season under David Smothers.
Addison has gone to the playoffs in each of Smothers' six seasons leading his alma mater. They are 52-19 under him, posting 23 wins in the last two seasons, against four defeats.