D180930 falkville vs priceville

Falkville's Christian Angulo gains yardage as Priceville's Clark Clark defends at Falkville High School on Friday. More photos at decaturdaily.com. [CRYSTAL VANDER WEIT/DECATUR DAILY]

FALKVILLE — Class 1A Falkville remained unbeaten, fueled by an offense that scored touchdowns every time it stepped on the field against visiting Class 4A Priceville.

Quarterback Aaron Dove accounted for six of the scores with five touchdown passes and one rushing score as Falkville beat Priceville 48-28 on Friday.

Dove's touchdown passes went for 47, 12, 2, 20 and 2 yards.

"We had a really great night on offense," Dove said. "We didn't punt."

Noah Holmes caught two of the tosses and Christian Angulo, Mike Philyaw and Austin Smith each had one. Philyaw also rushed for a 5-yard touchdown on a reverse.

"They make me look great," Dove said of the team's wealth of offensive targets.

"I thought we played extremely hard," Falkville coach Joel Schrenk said. "They're a 4A team. We're 1A. They have a lot of big guys and a lot of guys. We hung right in there and played extremely well tonight."

Priceville quarterback Brock Payne had a touchdown pass and TD run. The pass went for 2 yards and the run for 70. Michael Matthews and Jerry Burton each rushed for a score.

Falkville went up 14-0 within the first five minutes of the game. Dove connected with Holmes on a 47-yarder, then Dove ran for 48 yards on the team's next possession.

Priceville (0-5) kept the game close and closed within 14-7 on Matthews' 16-yard run with 5:07 left in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs trailed trailed 27-7 with 10:30 remaining in the first half after Dove completed a 2-yard pass to Angulo.

Payne answered on Priceville's next drive with a 70-yard touchdown run, but Falkville (6-0) stretched the margin back to 20 points on a Dove-to-Philyaw touchdown pass.

Priceville ended the half with a Payne 2-yard pass to White with 1 second left before intermission. The Bulldogs scored again on the opening drive of the second half to pull within 34-28 when Burton ran it in from the Falkville 3 at the 5:27 mark of the third quarter.

The Bulldogs got no closer as Falkville scored two more touchdowns to secure the win.

Priceville will go back to its 4A, Region 7 schedule with a home game against Danville this coming Friday. Falkville will host 1A, Region 7 rival Coosa Christian.

"We need to have a great week of practice and get ready for Coosa," Schrenk said.

Dove was also focused on finishing the region slate on a strong note.

"I'm real excited to see what we can do," Dove said about the team's final stretch of regular season games.

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