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Despite fourth quarter comeback, Wildcats fall to Notasulga

By: Donnamy Steele

The Florala High School varsity football team didn’t go down without a fight, but lost in the first round of the AHSAA 1A State Championship Playoffs against Notasulga on Friday night, 32-30.

Coach Chris Littleton said the loss does not define the special season the Wildcats had this year.

“The kids played their heart out and left it all out here on the field. We got ourselves in too big of a hole early but they battled, battled, battled, and battled,” Littleton said. “I hate that the season is over for them. There’s a great group of seniors. They really did something special this year and this right here doesn’t define it, so I’m really proud of them.”

Notasulga led the scoreboard with a 14-point lead over Florala in the first half. In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats scored three touchdowns, had one interception, and brought the score up to 32-30.

Despite Florala’s persistent defense and offense throughout the final quarter, an incomplete two point conversion at the end of the game led to Notasulga securing the win and a spot in the second round of playoffs.

The Wildcats ended their season with an 8-3 record.