CROSSVILLE — Winning region games on the road is tough for any team. Even more so for a squad bit by the injury bug.

With three players out with ankle injuries — including running back Derrick Stancil — Holly Pond mustered little offense in a 13-2 loss at Crossville Friday night.

The Broncos (1-2, 0-2 Class 3A, Region 6) saw two promising drives end with turnovers against the host Lions.

After a 50-yard run by Chris Cahoon, Holly Pond found itself on Crossville’s 10-yard line halfway through the first quarter. But a Broncos fumble ended the drive there.

The Broncos’ only points came on a safety with 2:34 left in the first.

Crossville got on the board with 10:35 left in the third on Colton Mays’ 24-yard run. Mays also scored from 13 yards out with 4:57 left in the fourth to ice the game.

Holly Pond’s Chris Pugh had four receptions for 68 yards — including three grabs for 43 yards in the third quarter.

Cahoon led the Broncos’ rushing attack with 89 yards on nine carries, while Pat Duke added 38 yards.

Quarterback Wesley Cook finished with 121 yards passing.

• J.B. Pennington 40, Winfield 23: J.B. Pennington stayed perfect in Class 3A, Region 7 with a big win over Winfield Friday night.

The visiting Tigers ran their way past the Pirates 40-23 in Winfield to improve to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in Region play.

Pennington hosts Hanceville next week in Region 7 play.

• Sulligent 47, Cold Springs 6: At Sulligent, the Eagles got 209 all-purpose yards out of Blake Denney.

Denney scored the only touchdown of the game for Cold Springs (0-3, 0-2 Class 2A, Region 7) on a three-yard run set up by Brandon Harbison’s interception.

Jamie Patterson led the defense with seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

• Oakman 14, Falkville 7: Visiting Falkville fell to 2-1 on the year and 1-1 in Class 2A, Region 7.

The Blue Devils travel to Winston County next week for another Region matchup.

• Lynn 21, Meek 8: Just down the road from the Winston County-Addison matchup, the Meek Tigers and the Lynn Bears battled it out on Friday night. 

With the fans shaking the cowbells and a big boost of energy late in the game, Lynn pulled out a 21-8 victory and improved to 3-0 on the season and in Class 1A, Region 7. 

Meanwhile, Meek has stumbled out of the gates to a 0-3 region mark. 

Lynn’s defense struck early in the first quarter with 7:08 left, when Tyler Wilson and Hank Harbin dropped Meek quarterback Scott Barrett in the end zone for a safety and for a 2-0 advantage.

“Our defense was outstanding tonight,” said Lynn coach Philip Smith.  “We led a charge for most of the game.”

On the very next series for the Bears, with 4:51 left in the first quarter, Matt Bridgmon scampered in from five yards out to push the lead out to 8-0. The conversion attempt failed.

Lynn’s defense held Meek to just 169 total yards of offense. The Bears’ offense, however, struggled until the fourth quarter. 

With 11:44 left in the game, Bears quarterback Tyson Jones, who threw for 124 yards on 6-of-12 passing, hooked up with Bridgmon for a 54-yard touchdown strike.

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