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October 26, 2013

Sturns passes for 214 yards; Alto spanks Sandies,57-20




Mounting another drive, the Sandies managed another score by Shaun Walker from 13 yards out, but Alto wasn’t far behind with a Jyran Shaw 25-yard run. The final touchdown of the game came from a one-yard Isaac Lewis goal line over-the-pile dive to seal the score at 57-20.


One noticeable difference on the part of the Sandies was the utilization of a new defensive scheme, which often included no down linemen.


Alto Head Football Coach Paul Gould was excited about the win and what it meant for the Yellowjackets’ journey through one of the UIL’s toughest districts.


It’s such a big deal to win these district games,” said Gould in a postgame interview. “Playing against Grapeland, as competitive as they are, it’s good to get the win. They never stopped attacking all night, so it’s good to continue with another win.”


Grapeland will next face Shelbyville (4-4, 1-2) at home on Friday. Alto will also stay home to face the San Augustine Wolves (3-6, 2-2).



Alto 57, Grapeland 20

Alto 12 28 7 10 – 0

Grapeland 0 0 7 13 – 0


First Quarter

A – Javie’Ontae Mumphrey 12 pass from Zach Sturns (kick failed)

A – Jacolby Whitaker 2 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

A – Tyarius Hackett 49 pass from Zach Sturns (Nicolas Leon kick)

A – Javie’Ontae Mumphrey 32 fumble recovery (Nicolas Leon kick)

A – Jacolby Whitaker 15 run (Nicolas Leon kick)

A – L’Darius Pope 69 pass from Zach Sturns (Nicolas Leon kick)

Third Quarter

A – Fumble recovery in Grapeland end zone (Nicolas Leon kick)

G – Shaun Walker 7 run (Jaques Faulk kick)

Fourth Quarter

A – Nicolas Leon 27 kick

G – Shaun Walker 13 run (kick failed)

A –Jyran Shaw 25 run (Nicolas Leon kick)

G – Isaac Lewis one run (Jaques Faulk kick)



First down 16 17

Rush-yards 167 147

Passing yards 214 17

C-A-I 9-15-0 8-21-1

Fumbles-Lost 7-6 5-3

Punts-avg. 1-42 4-32

Penlties-yards 7-70 2-20



Rushing — A: Jacolby Whitaker 11-51, Zach Sturns 10-60, Keenan Johnson 6-36, Willie Skinner 1-4, Jyran Shaw 1-25. G: Shaun Walker 10-51, Isaac Lewis 18-24, Trevelon Hart 6-8, Riley Chipman 6-62, Jaques Faulk 1-2.

Passing — A: Zach Sturns 9-14-0-214, Keenan Johnson 0-1-0-0. G: Isaac Lewis 7-20-1-67, Jaques Faulk 1-1-0-3.

Receiving — A: Javie’Ontae Mumphrey 2-31, Tyarius Hackett 2-60, L’Darius Pope 2-92, Jyran Shaw 2-19, Leroy Lewis 1-12. G: Shaun Walker 2-22, Jacolby Simpson 4-38, K.J. Campbell 1-0, Riley Chipman 1-10.


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