The Woodville football team fell to a state-ranked opponent Friday night.

Visiting Class 1A No. 8-ranked Decatur Heritage spoiled the Panthers’ Homecoming by handing them a 55-14 setback at Frazier Field.

Woodville (0-6) got an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Sam Peek, who added 38 rushing yards on 16 carries and also completed five passes for 30 yards. The sophomore threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to senior Justice Archer and then ran for the two-point conversion.

Defensively for Woodville, Peek, Dane Wilks and Jayce Hucks had three tackles each.

Decatur Heritage (4-2) improved to 9-0 all-time against the Panthers.

Woodville resumes Class 1A Region 7 play next week at region leader Cedar Bluff.

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