Guthrie leads Addison to quarterfinals

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 11/17/17

Addison marches on to the state quarterfinals.

The Bulldogs put together an offensive clinic Friday night, beating the Hackleburg Panthers 41-16 on Friday night in their second-round playoff game at Ray Family Stadium.

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Guthrie leads Addison to quarterfinals

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Addison marches on to the state quarterfinals.

The Bulldogs put together an offensive clinic Friday night, beating the Hackleburg Panthers 41-16 on Friday night in their second-round playoff game at Ray Family Stadium.

Addison broke the game open late in the third quarter, scoring 21 points in less than six minutes to turn a six-point lead into a runaway.

Addison will play a Class 1A, third-round playoff game at South Lamar next week. South Lamar (9-3) advanced with a 21-14 win over Cedar Bluff on Friday.

Against Hackleburg, Addison quarterback Zayne Guthrie was an unstoppable force, totaling four touchdowns on the night. He had rushing touchdowns of 7, 24 and 6 yards and added a 60-yard touchdown pass.

Addison (10-2) held a slim 14-8 lead at the half.

Guthrie started the Bulldogs’ second-half run at the 1:33 mark of the third quarter, scoring on a 24-yard run. Early in the fourth quarter, he connected with Wilkins on the 60-yard touchdown pass for a 26-8 lead. After a bad snap led to an Addison safety at the 9:51 mark, Guthrie followed with a 6-yard run two minutes later as the Bulldogs pushed their lead to 35-8. Addison’s final score came with 1:11 left on a Caleb Crider 1-yard run.

The first half was all about ball control. Both teams had just two possessions in the first half. Both Addison possessions resulted in touchdowns.Ben Robinson scored Addison’s first touchdown at the 5:15 mark of the first quarter on a 3-yard run. The two-point conversion gave Addison an 8-0 lead.

Hackleburg (10-2) responded with a score of its own thanks to Kaleb Moore 1-yard score with 8:16 left in the first half.

Guthrie capped the first-half scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run with 1:25 left in the second quarter.

Addison finished the game with 306 yards, with 246 coming on the ground. Tyler Borden ran for 101 yards for Addison and Guthrie had 65 yards.