Talladega rolls Appalachian

The Talladega Central Tigers made quick work of visiting Appalachian, jumping out to a big lead early and never looking back in a 52-13 blitzing of the Eagles.

The Appalachian offense put up decent numbers – 225 total yards – but the Eagle defense had all kinds of trouble slowing down the Tiger offense.

Trey Calvert again led the Eagles on offense with 139 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.

Jasper Hutchens completed 5 of 17 passing for 65 yards and a touchdown with Peyton Dean catching four passes for 62 yards and a score.

Zach Walling and Chase Cooper led the Eagle defense with seven tackles each. Calvert, Hutchens, Isaac Duarte and Andrew Whittington had four tackles each. Calvert also had an interception.

Appalachian (4-5 overall, 0-5 in 1A Region 4) closes the season hosting Ragland (6-3, 4-1) this Friday night.