Per Times Daily
MUSCLE SHOALS – Ranked No. 3 in Class 6A, the Muscle Shoals Trojans cruised to an easy win over Columbia in which Trojan reserves took over for starters midway through the first quarter.
Jackson Bratton returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, and Eugene Malone's 10-yard touchdown run a minute later made it 14-0. Logan Smothers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Nick Griffifth (with Mikey McIntosh catching a two-point conversion).
Javar Strong returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Muscle Shoals led 29-0 just over four minutes into the game.
A second pick-six by Strong made it 36-0, and Smothers found Ty Smith for a 22-yard score and 42-0 lead.
Freshman Devin Townsend had a 12-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter for the Trojans.
In the second quarter, freshman Zyan McCoy added touchdown runs of 57 and five yards, with reserve Axel Matzir making the extra points for a 62-0 halftime lead and final margin.
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