By John Goolsby, Prep Sports Editor
GADSDEN-Southside Gadsden (3-1, 2-0) defeated the Springville Tigers (1-3, 1-1) in a 5A region 6 game.
Mason Teague started the scoring off on an eight-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead.
The Panthers extended the lead to 14-0 on a two-yard run by Mason Teague with 4:56 remaining in the half. The score was set up by a 39-yard pass from Jordan Bryant to Cayden McMichael.
Springville answered back with an 80-yard drive that was capped off with a 29-yard touchdown run by Mahlon Alverson to cut the lead to 14-7 with 1:46 on the clock.
Teague scored on a 41-yard run to open the scoring in the third period. The score gave the Panthers a 21-7 lead at the 9:05 mark.
The Tigers again would answer back with a score. Another 80-yard drive ended with a Jake Connor 38-yard pass to Noel Cox with 5:26 to go in the third. The Tigers trailed 21-14.
Teague and Southside weren’t done scoring on the third. Teague scored his fourth touch of the night on a 22-yard jaunt to give the Panthers a 28-14 point lead with 47 seconds remaining in the third.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Panthers attempted an onside kick. Springville recovered the kick and took over at the Southside 49.
The Tigers would punch it in on another Alverson score from seven yards out to cut the Panther lead to seven with 8:15 remaining in the game.
Southside would put the game away on the next play. Koal Garrett took the kickoff and didn’t stop running until 91 yards later.
The Panthers took a 35-21 lead and would end their night with a big region win.
The Tigers host region foe Alexandria next Friday night.