The Hueytown defense stopped Bessemer City five times on fourth down conversion attempts. Coupled with three turnovers, the Golden Gophers were able to pull off a mild upset over the visiting Tigers, 20 - 7.
Hueytown's Rod Madden scored two touchdowns in the win. As for Bessemer City, a preseason top-ten ranked team in class 6A, it is a disappointing beginning to a promising season.
BC head coach Martez Edwards says the blame belongs to him for not getting the Tigers prepared for the opener. Meanwhile, Hueytown head coach Scott Mansell, who has only been on the job for 18 days, could not be more proud of his team.
Up next for both teams, two big games: Hueytown takes on Spain Park and Bessemer City goes up against shades Valley.
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