West Morgan gets past Good Hope

By Decatur Daily Sports

CULLMAN — Cameron Schrieber threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Connor Dillard and added another pass to Daniel Laporte for the 2-point conversion to lift West Morgan past Good Hope 34-28 on Thursday as the teams opened the 2021 season.

Jalen Fletcher led the Rebels with 83 yards and two touchdowns.

West Morgan trailed 14-6 after the first quarter, 22-19 at halftime, and 28-26 after the third period.

“I’m just extremely proud of our players for the effort,” first-year Rebels coach Drew Phillips said. “Just being resilient and not giving up. We’ve got a bunch of selfless individuals. They play for each other, and that was evident tonight.”

West Morgan lost the 2020 opener to Good Hope 47-19. The Raiders finished the season 10-2 in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. The Rebels went 3-7 with no postseason berth.

West Morgan (1-0) will host East Lawrence next Friday. Good Hope (0-1) will play at West Point.