Guntersville's 8th grade football team kept its unbeaten record intact Tuesday night when they downed Scottsboro 28-0 at home.
The Wildcats came out to find Scottsboro running a gimmick offense. The black and gold Wildcats put a huge lineman in the backfield and he was plowing over Guntersville's much smaller defenders.
The coaches told the boys to hit him low, below the knees if possible and to wrap up to stop him.
The teams battled to a 0-0 tie after a quarter, but Guntersville's hot connection of Antonio Spurgeon to Brandon Fussell got the Wildcats on the board in the second.
Fussell caught a pass in the flat, then turned on the jets for a 65-yard touchdown. The extra point failed and Guntersville led 6-0 with 4:55 to play in the first half.
Fussell scored again with 1:30 left in the half on a 23-yard touchdown reception. John Michael McElrath caught the 2-point play to put the Wildcats up 14-0 at the half.
The Wildcats added 2 more touchdowns in the second half, both by C.J. Gomera. One was a pass reception and the other a long touchdown run.
One of the 2-point plays converted to make it 28-0.
"I thought it was our best game on offense since the season started," Coach Kenny Chaffin said. "After a slow start, the defense picked it up and played pretty good too."
"The linebackers played really well," Chaffin said. "Evan Taylor had an interception. The other linebackers are Jace Huddleston, Uriah Horton and Colby Simpson."
The Wildcats are away at Pell City next week before hosting Arab the following week for the final game of the season.