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Curtis collects 294 yards, 4 TDs for Ardmore

From Staff Reports

Landon Curtis helped Ardmore High begin its season with a victory.

The senior running back gained 294 yards on 36 carries and scored four touchdowns in a 25-9 win Friday over Elkmont.

Curtisí running accounted for all but 68 of Ardmoreís yards. E.J. Barnes added 45 rushing yards on eight carries.

Elkmont started the scoring with a 27-yard field goal by Brandon Solomon in the opening quarter.

Ardmore struck back before the end of the period when Curtis scored on a 37-yard run. He added a 12-yard touchdown in the second quarter for a 12-3 lead at intermission.

Elkmont sliced the lead to 12-9 when Brandon Baker returned the second-half kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

But Ardmore put away the win with two touchdowns in the final quarter. Curtis scored on a 4-yard run. He then added a 1-yarder to cap his night.

Hazlewood 7, Tarrant 0: A strong night of defense lifted the Class 1A Golden Bears to a home win over 4A Tarrant.

The win marked a big turnaround from when these two teams met last year in Tarrant. In that one, Hazlewood lost 42-6.

On Friday, however, Hazlewood allowed only 25 yards and four first downs.

On offense, the Golden Bears managed only one touchdown when Keginald Harris completed a 70-yard pass to Dave McCoy. That marked the only pass Hazlewood completed all night.

Turnovers hurt Hazlewood, which lost two fumbles and two interceptions. The Golden Bears drove inside the 10-yard line once and the 20 another time and didnít score in either instance.

West Limestone 42, Holly Pond 28: Tommy Reyer accounted for six touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a season-opening win.

Reyer rushed for three touchdowns, returned a kickoff for another score and tossed two touchdown passes.

Reyer rushed for 116 yards on 15 carries, while teammate Chris Wilbanks gained 111 yards on 27 attempts. Wilbanks scored twice on 2-point conversion runs.

They paced a West Limestone offense that gained 259 rushing yards on 48 carries.

For Holly Pond, Taylor Baker rushed for 111 yards on 15 carries.

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