GURLEY — Madison County knocked Scottsboro from the ranks of the unbeaten in Class 5A Region 8.
The Wildcats suffered their first region loss and had their four-game winning streak snapped in a 20-7 loss to the Tigers Friday night.
“We made mistakes tonight. It all goes back to when you don’t prepare correctly and you’re not ready and they are,” said Scottsboro head coach Don Jacobs said. “You just made their year and hope to goodness you didn’t cost us ours. We’ll see what we’re made of come next week.”
Scottsboro (4-2, 3-1) hosts region rival Arab (4-2, 2-2) next week for Homecoming.
Madison County (5-2, 3-1) held a 7-0 lead at halftime thanks to Braydon Parton’s 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Scottsboro tied the game with 8:39 left in the third quarter on Cam Bass’ 18-yard touchdown run and Mee de Jongh’s PAT. But Madison County went in front 14-7 on Austin Mills’ 87-yard touchdown pass to Mehki Barnes.
Scottsboro then drove to the Madison County 12-yard line before a fumble ended the drive. After the teams traded possessions, the Tigers scored on a Barton 3-yard touchdown run with 2:13 remaining to seal the win. Madison County converted two fourth-down conversions on its final scoring drive.
Mills finished 16-of-24 passing for the Tigers while Isaiah Perdue ran for 62 yards.
Bass led Scottsboro with 81 rushing yards on 15 carries while Jacob Manning had 63 yards on 19 carries. Manning was 3-of-8 passing for 32 yards.
› Stats courtesy of Greg Bell, WWIC 1050 AM