Cordova rally falls short against Hanceville
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HANCEVILLE — The Hanceville Bulldogs jumped out to a 19-0 lead early in the second quarter then held off a furious rally by the Cordova Blue Devils to claim an 39-22 victory in Class 3A Region 7.

Hanceville used the running of Torrey Green and Sheldon Lewis early in the game while getting support from Brontae Harris.

The Bulldogs got on the board after Dante Reese recovered a Blue Devils fumble.

Green put the Bulldogs on the board with a three-yard run. Kody Smith added the point after and with 8:24 left in the opening quarter, Hanceville led 7-0.

Later in the first quarter, Green added his second touchdown with a 4-yard run.

The point after failed and with 1:11 left in the quarter, the Bulldogs led 13-0.

Senior Sheldon Lewis electrified the Bulldog faithful by racing 38 yards to pay dirt. Earlier in the game Lewis had a 66-yard that set up Green’s first touchdown. Smith’s point after failed and Hanceville led 19-0 with 7:42 left in the first half.

Cordova tweaked its offense on their next possession and picked up the tempo that led to a Chase Trotter touchdown run. The two point conversion cut the Hanceville lead 19-8.

Hanceville’s final score of the half came on a 54-yard burst by Brontae Harris. Smith added the point after and with 3:01 left in the half, the Bulldogs led 26-8. That’s how the half would end.

Green added his third touchdown of the night on 49-yard run. The two-point conversion failed and Hanceville led 32-8.

Green’s final touchdown of the night came early in the final quarter on a 16 yard run. Smith added the point after and the Bulldogs led 39-8.

Zack Smith would put the Blue Devils back on the board with a short run. The two-point conversion failed and left the score 39-15.

Andrew Minor put the final points on the board for Cordova with a four-yard run.

Jamaal Cooper added the two-point conversion to make the final margin 39-22.

The Bulldogs then ran out the clock to move to 6-3 overall and finish second in Region 7 at 5-2. The Bulldogs earned a trip to the state playoffs in two weeks with the win.

Cordova (2-7, 2-5) closes out the regular season at home against Curry next week.