The Haleyville Lions headed north again this Friday to take on Rogers, looking to spoil Homecoming for the Pirates. Both teams played solid defense until Conner Kiser went under center, threw a lateral to Tanner Ivey who found Dakota Rushing for the long touchdown pass with :37 left in the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, the Lions mishandle the ball in their own endzone allowing the Pirates to score a safety, making the score 6-2 Haleyville. Just before the half, Ivey calls his own number and runs in for a touchdown on 4th and goal.
Rogers opens up the second half with a long touchdown pass to make the score 12-8 but Ivey finds Matt Smith twice in the endzone to post a final score of 26-8. The win guarantees the Lions a playoff spot. Be sure to check out some video from the game by clicking the YouTube link on this page.
Next week is Senior Night for the Lions as West Limestone comes to town. Game time is 7:00pm.