Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aggies smash Ashville

By Shannon J. Allen
The Reporter
Published August 30, 2008

ASHVILLE — Senior quarterback Jared Fontaine made sure Albertville’s first-ever meeting with Ashville entered the win column.

Fontaine rushed eight times for 123 yards and two touchdowns and completed three of four passes for 75 yards and two TDs to Madison Tharp, propelling the Aggies to a 38-14 triumph Friday night.

It was Albertville’s third consecutive victory in a season opener.

Ashville grabbed an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Barry Woods scrambled 6 yards for a touchdown.

Albertville answered with a nine-play, 69-yard drive Fontaine capped with a 13-yard scoring toss to Tharp with 1:57 left in the first.

The Aggies took the lead for keeps on Fontaine’s 76-yard dash to the end zone at the 9:38 mark of the second.

Albertville drove 54 yards on nine plays on its first series of the third period. Kane Hubbard scored on a 4-yard run with 6:15 remaining.

Fontaine connected with Tharp on a 52-yard scoring pass with 3:46 to play in the third.

The Bulldogs responded with a 65-yard drive that featured a 2-yard TD run by Courtney Williams.

Albertville then drove 74 yards in 11 plays. Fontaine scored from 2 yards out with 5:24 to play, giving the Aggies a 35-14 cushion.

Aggie linebacker Addison Powell recovered a Bulldog lateral at the Ashville 1-yard line.

Four plays later, Troy Simmons nailed a 21-yard field goal, making it 38-14.


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