LOACHAPOKA — Loachapoka scored touchdowns on its first four drives, and used a hot start to beat Horseshoe Bend 38-20 on Friday night.
The win marks Loachapoka’s second straight after four losses to start the season.
Aaron Frazier hit Tyrell Pierce for a 29-yard touchdown to open the day’s scoring, then rushed in two more first-quarter scores as the Indians built 26-0 lead going into the second frame.
Indians head coach L.C. Cole said Loachapoka entered the game hoping to get out to a lead and put Horseshoe Bend behind and in position to move away from its triple option.
Frazier and the Indians did just that.
Loachapoka led 26-6 at the half and 38-6 going into the fourth quarter.
Loachapoka is set to return to Class 1A-Region 4 play next week against rival Notasulga.
After forcing a three and out to start the game the offense march down the field on an 80-yard drive to go up 6-0 after quarterback Aaron Frazier hit wide receiver Tyrell Pierce for a 29-yard touchdown reception.
Frazier’s touchdown toss to Pierce capped an 80-yard scoring drive, kick-started with a three-and-out forced by the Loachapoka defense.
On the Indians’ next drive Frazier capped off a six-yard, 69-yard drive with his first rushing touchdown of the day.
Loachapoka 38, Horseshoe Bend 20
HBS - 0 6 0 14 - 20
LHS - 26 0 12 0 - 38
LHS - Pierce 39-yard reception from Frazier (XP no good), 7:37
LHS - Frazier 1-yard run (XP no good), 4:11
LHS- Hutchinson 30-yard run (XP no good), 2:26
LHS Frazier 1-yard run (2 point try good), 0:29
HBS- Johnson 3-yard run (XP no good), 8:38
LHS - Hutchinson 14-yard run (XP no good), 8:37
LHS - Hutchinson 2-yard run (XP no good), 0:46
HBS - Johnson 1-yard run (2 point try good), 7:12
HBS - Tidwell 2-yard run (XP no good), 3:40