Area football roundup: Ranburne, Munford win; Lincoln falls
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Ranburne 49, Sheffield 12

RANBURNE —
Dylan Tullis rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns as Ranburne won its first playoff game since 1989.

Tullis scored on runs of 11, 2 and 27 yards and gained his yardage on 28 carries.

Ranburne (10-1) scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and never looked back.

Dylan Wiggins completed 5 of 12 passes for 153 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. He hit Adam Shepherd with a 30-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter, then closed out the scoring with a 65-yarder to Braden Wilson.

Wiggins also scored on a 4-yard run as he rushed for 50 yards on seven attempts. Brady Whittle had a touchdown on a 1-yard run, finishing the night with 45 yards on eight carries.

Cole Yearta led the defense with eight tackles and a sack. Kyle Lovvorn and Zach Patterson each had seven stops.

Sheffield managed one touchdown each in the third and fourth quarters.

Munford 48, Ardmore 14

MUNFORD —
Rocky Smith rushed for 141 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Munford Lions to a win over Ardmore Friday night in the first round of the Class 4A Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.

The Lions (10-1) will host Guntersville in the second round on Friday.

Monteo Garrett rushed for 92 yards. He also completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Chapman on Munford’s first offensive play, and the Lions never trailed.

Que Taylor added a 4-yard touchdown run with 3:50 to play in the first quarter.

Smith scored from 8 yards out for a 20-0 lead with 5:54 left in the first half.

Tavon Lawson’s 1-yard run put the Lions up 27-0 with 2:15 left in the second quarter, and Munford went into intermission ahead 27-6.

Smith managed touchdown runs of 9 and 46 yards in the second half, and Chapman added an 8- yard touchdown run.

J.O. Johnson 49, Lincoln 16

HUNTSVILLE —
The Lincoln Golden Bears experienced an early playoff exit to J.O. Johnson, which entered having lost only one regular-season game.

The Jaguars did it by dominating the third quarter, breaking open an 8-8 game with 22 unanswered points.

Lincoln trailed 8-0 before scoring with 1:27 to play in the first half.

Golden Bears quarterback Chance Byrd hit receiver Zay Caldwell with an 87-yard touchdown pass. Running back Jamario Howard converted the 2-point conversion.
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