FROM STAFF REPORTS
NORTH DEATSVILLE, Ala. -- Russell County cruised to a 55-19 victory over Marbury thanks to a prolific ground game that produced five touchdowns.
Joshua Johnson had touchdown runs of 80 yards and 5 yards, while Byron Johnson rushed for touchdowns from 8 and 7 yards out.
Deandre Horace had a 50-yard fumble return for a score, and Cameron Brooks returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.
Quarterback Curtez Woods threw a 50-yard pass for as score to Caleb Smith for Russell County's other touchdown.
Joshua Johnson had 142 rushing yards and 19 receiving yards on the night. Caleb Smith had 128 all-purpose yards and forced two fumbles, and Chevel Smith had an interception he returned 43 yards.
Russell County (4-3, 3-2 5A Region 2) will host valley Friday at 8 p.m.Russell County at TeamRussell Co. 27 14 7 7--55
Ho 0 7 0 12--19First Quarter
R -- Joshua Johnson 80 run (Patrick Flynn kick), 9:12
R -- Deandre Horace 50 fumble return (Flynn kick), 8:07
R -- Joshua Johnson 5 run (Flynn kick), 6:05
R -- Byron Johnson 8 run (kick failed), 2:26Second QuarterR -- Byron Johnson 7 run (Flynn kick), 5:50
R -- Caleb Smith 50 pass from Curtez Woods (Alonzo May kick), 0:26Third QuarterR -- Cameron Brooks 75 punt return (May kick), 5:41Fourth QuarterR -- Dontavius Hill 9 run (Flynn kick), 9:26
Team records: Russell County 4-3. Next: Valley at Russell County, Friday, 8 p.m.