— posted by Mike Cummings
Hartselle 30, Cullman 27
Quick-hit recap: Hartselle stunned Cullman by scoring the first 16 points of the game, Cullman fought back and took the lead late in the third quarter, and Hartselle won it with a touchdown on fourth-and-goal early in the fourth quarter.
Statistical quick hits: Malcolm Fossett (Hartselle): 33 carries, 240 yards, 3 TDs. Ben Moore (Cullman): 35 carries, 236 yards, 3 TDs. Dax Gillespie (Hartselle): fumble recovery, forced fumble, interception.
Quotable: “The older class passed this game down to us. They told us a lot about this game and what it meant. They told us how it was. So we just came out here and wanted to play our heart out and get a W.” — Malcolm Fossett
“I knew good and well, even when we went and got those quick scores, I knew it would be a dogfight to the very end. If the roles had been reversed, if they had gotten out quick, it was still going to be a dogfight. One, it’s the rivalry; two, it’s two good football teams. We didn’t expect anything other than what we got. That was a great effort.” — Hartselle head coach Bob Godsey