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Red Bay football team defeats Phil Campbell

After a back-and-forth first quarter, the Red Bay Tigers rolled to a 52-20 win over the Phil Campbell Bobcats to end the regular season. Both teams enter the playoffs this week as four seeds. Red Bay goes to Tuscaloosa Academy, and Phil Campbell goes to Gordo.

Red Bay used a dominating run game to stymie Phil Campbell. The Tigers rushed for 316 yards on 45 carries while limiting the Bobcats to 146 yards. Turnovers played a role early in the game with Phil Campbell having two fumbles that went for touchdowns, slowing any moment the Bobcats may have built up.

Jaxson Vinson accounted for 206 of Red Bay’s 316 rushing yards for the Tigers.

The teams were exchanging touchdowns early on with Phil Campbell taking a 12-8 lead in the first quarter. After that, Red Bay scored six unanswered touchdowns to close out the game.

Red Bay opened the game with a four-yard run by Cody Carnes to take an 8-0 lead early.

Phil Campbell responded with a long run by Hayden Wingo to the Red Bay one yard line. Braxton Mayfield punched the ball in to cut the lead to 8-6.

Phil Campbell tacked on another touchdown with 2:19 to go in the first quarter when freshman quarterback Hayston Scott ran the ball around the left side of the field to score from nine yards out giving the Bobcats a 12-8 lead.

After that score by Scott, it was all Red Bay. With 8:41 to go in the second quarter, Vinson scored the first of his four touchdowns. This one was from five yards out to give Red Bay a 16-12 lead, a lead they would never relinquish.

Holden Inmon scooped up a Phil Campbell fumble and went 64 yards for the touchdown to give Red Bay a 20-12 lead.

Vinson capped off Red Bay’s first half, scoring with a dagger, from seven yards out to give the Tigers a 28-12 lead at halftime.

Red Bay was in firm control and looked to put the game away early in the second half.

Vinson scored two more touchdowns of 25 yards and 46 yards to extend Red Bay’s lead to 44-12.

Red Bay added one more score on a four yard run by Brayden Tabbs to give the Tigers a 50-12 lead.

Phil Campbell scored once more as time was expiring on an eight-yard run by Scott.

In other scores around the county, Vina won their first game of the year beating Waterloo 42-32. Tharptown lost to Whitesburg Christian 44-0.