The Auburn High football team kept it close with the number one team in the state of Alabama, but fell to the Central Red Devils 34-28 on Friday night. Central took an early 7-0 lead over the Tigers in the first, but Jay Walker evened the score with a 36 yard touchdown later in the first. Auburn senior Brooks Fuller then connected with JaMarcus Knight to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead. The first quarter ended with a 5 yard run by Central’s A’montae Spivey to once again tie the game at 14. With time expiring in the second quarter, Trey Elston caught a 5 yard touchdown from Fuller to give the Tigers a 21-14 lead at the half.
But the number one team in the state had a huge third quarter, especially A’montae Spivey. Spivey had a 43 yard touchdown run followed by a 79 yard touchdown run to put the Red Devils back in front 28-21. Spivey struck again in the fourth with a 22 yard rushing touchdown to make it 34-21. Auburn scored to make it 34-28 and recovered an onside kick to give the Tigers offence a chance, but they were unable to score and lost by a 34-28 final.
Auburn quarterback Brooks Fuller finished the game 16 for 34 passing and 186 yards while Auburn running back Jay Walker had 24 rushes for 169 yards and a touchdown. JaMarcus Knight was the Tigers leading receiver with 6 receptions for 89 yards. For Central, quarterback Peter Parrish went 11 for 17 passing and 96 yards and A’montae Spivey had 10 rushes for 197 yards and four touchdowns.
Next Friday night Auburn will travel to Prattville to take on the Lions who were victorious over Enterprise on Friday, 45-21. The Auburn High broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner will have coverage from Prattville Friday night beginning at 6:30 CT on Wings 94.3. The game will also be streamed online at wingsfm.com and on the Wings 94.3 app.