Wenonah falls short of first state title in school history

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT)- The Cinderella story of Wenonah’s 2016 football season came to an end one win short. The Dragons fell to Beauregard 33-13 in the 5A state championship Thursday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

In the first half Wenonah looked destined to win its first ever state championship. Trailing 7-0 late in the first quarter Telvin Miller returned a fumble for a 74-yard touchdown to tie the game. Quarterback Carlos Rogers gave the Dragons their first and only lead, 13-7, with 15 seconds left in the half on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Hudson.

However, the second half was a different story. Beauregard scored four straight touchdowns in the second half, three in the fourth quarter to break the game open. Wenonah was outgained in the game 436-193.

Depsite the loss the Dragons still found the season a success. After losing two out of three games in the month of September, Wenonah rallied back to win eight straight games entering Thursday’s title game, despite a short roster. The Dragons dressed 38 players Thursday night, which is unusually small for a 5A school.


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