Northridge dominates Tuscaloosa County in last regular-season game

Northridge Football

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Javon Williams

Northridge High School was on the road for its last regular-season game against cross-town rival Tuscaloosa County, but that didn’t stop the Jaguars from coming out on top with a 37-6 score.

The Jaguars started its season off strong with a 6-0 record before going on a three-game losing streak before Friday’s game saw an end to it.

The weather during the game made it hard for the Jaguars, who only attempted two passes within the first few drives. The Jaguars then kept the ball moving on the ground 14 times before senior wide receiver Christopher Jack put Northridge on the board with back-to-back touchdowns.

The Wildcats were scoreless in the first half, but the defense held the Jaguars to a field goal before the half, 16-0.

Coming out of the half, the Wildcats forced the first punt from the Jaguars. A 12-yard pass from junior quarterback Brax Garrison to senior wide receiver Charles McGee put 6 on the board for the Wildcats.

The Jaguars stopped a fake punt from the Wildcats that led them to a four-play touchdown drive from senior quarterback Whit Winfield to junior quarterback Kollyn Shelnutt.

The Jaguars pushed the gap even further with a 2-yard rushing touchdown from junior running back Toryion Spears.

Shelnut connected with junior wide receiver Ben Willoughby for the final 44-yard touchdown of the game.

The Jaguars finished the regular season with a 7-3 record and are moving on into the playoffs. Its first postseason game will be against Opelika on Nov. 5.

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