The Cullman Times
HOLLY POND —
Cold Springs kept its early-season record spotless as the Eagles won a double-overtime thriller over Holly Pond by a final score of 78-76.
The Eagles overcame a 13 point lead in the fourth quarter to force the game into its’ first overtime. No stats were available by deadline.
% Holly Pond 52, Cold Springs 41:
Holly Pond defeated Cold Springs on Friday night, giving the Eagles their first loss of the season.
The Broncos were led by senior Taylor Terry’s 12 points.
Other contributors for Holly Pond included Taylor Rowe, 10 points, and Rachel Finley, nine points.
Cold Springs’ Caitlyn Hall put up 13 points for the Eagles in the loss, while Chloe Harbison dished out nine points. McKinley Davis collected eight points as well.
Holly Pond’s next games will come at home as the Broncos welcome in West Point.
Cold Springs will host Good Hope next Monday.
% Vinemont 43, Decatur Heritage 41
VINEMONT — As Vinemont's starting quarterback for the last two years, Duncan Hopper knows a thing or two about pressure-packed situations.
So when it came time for someone to step up on the final play of the Eagles' season-opener at home against Decatur Heritage, it wasn't surprising the senior knew what to do with the ball in his hands.
Hopper was the hero Thursday night, nailing a shot while driving the lane as time expired to lift Vinemont to nail-biting 43-41 victory.
Coach Roy Johnson said the game was tight throughout and wasn't always pretty considering the school's football players only had two practices to prepare. Despite the struggles, he couldn't complain about the final result.
“We played sloppy, but we will take the win,” Johnson said.
Garrett Sipe was Vinemont's top scorer with 10 points, while Ty Jones and Lance Stanley were close behind with nine apiece. Hopper pitched in seven, Blake Jones was good for six and Jacob Smith had two.
The Eagles will stay at home to play West Point tonight.
% Decatur Heritage 50, Vinemont 43: The Eagles dropped to 1-2 on the early season, dropping a close contest on their home floor Thursday night.
Statistics were not provided for Vinemont.
The Eagles opened the 2012-13 Nov. 5-6 by hosting the Tip-Off Classic. They crushed Parrish 61-15 on the first day but fell 51-27 to Susan Moore on the second.
Junior varsity boys
% Vinemont 43, Decatur Heritage 10: The Eagles' JV squad left the late-game drama to its varsity counterparts, delivering a beatdown in their debut.
Zac Drake and Trey Tucker both scored nine points for Vinemont. Austan Hedgecock contributed seven.
% The Times' sports editor Rob Ketcham and sports writer Jake Winfrey contributed to this report.