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Alabama State takes down Tuskegee in Turkey Day Classic

The Alabama State Hornets took down the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 97th Turkey Day Classic.
The Alabama State Hornets took down the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 97th Turkey Day Classic.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 5:29 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama State Hornets took down the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 97th Turkey Day Classic.

The Hornets strike first. Jacory Merritt takes the ball four-yards to get Alabama State on the board first.

Alabama State strikes again late in the first quarter. Joe Owens Jr. fires to Merritt for the six-yard touchdown.

The Hornets had the lead 14-0 heading into the second quarter.

With over 12 minutes left in the second quarter, Alabama State adds points to the board with a 19-yard field goal from Hunter Hanson.

The Golden Tigers get on the board with a safety with 8:26 left in the half.

But, the Hornets put more points on the board with 31-yard field goal from Hanson.

At the half, the Hornets had the lead 20-2.

With 10:11 left in the third quarter, the Golden Tigers get their first touchdown of the day. Bryson Williams finds Latrevien O’Neil for the 43-yard score.

Alabama State had the lead 20-9 heading into the fourth quarter.

With 11:45 left in the game, Alabama State extends their lead. Robert McMinn returns the punt 37-yards for the Hornets touchdown.

The Hornets put more points on the board. With 8:17 left to play, Hanson makes the 31-yard field goal.

With 2:35 left in the game, Alabama State strikes. Merritt takes the ball two-yards for the touchdown.

Alabama State extends their lead with 50 seconds remaining. Dontrey Manley takes it to the house for the 40-yard score.

The Hornets won the game 43-9.

The Hornets finish the season 5-6.

The Golden Tigers finish the season 3-8.

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