Ariton drops third straight with loss to Slocomb

Published 10:53 pm Friday, September 25, 2020

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The Ariton Purple Cats football team fell 35-20 against non-region opponent Slocomb on Friday night in Slocomb.

The loss for the Purple Cats drop them to 2-4 on the year.

This game marks their third straight loss against a tough schedule of 3 straight road games.

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The Purple Cats recorded 436 total yards of offense, with 293 through the air, and 143 on the ground.

Ariton quarterback Ian Senn completed 23 of his 39 passing attempts for a total of 293 yards and one touchdown.

Cade Webb led the receivers with 8 catches for 114 yards and 1 touchdown. Isaiah Johnson had 5 catches for 74 yards with 1 touchdown, while Jordan Smith had 5 catches for 53 yards.

The Purple Cat’s ground team was led by Smith, who carried the ball 23 times for 97 yards and 1 touchdown. Senn carried the ball 4 times for 29 yards and 1 touchdown. CJ McNabb carried the ball 4 times for 13 yards.

Chase Hughes led the team in tackles with 11, while Dwayne Riley and Esa Lopez both recorded 9 tackles each, and both had 1 tackle for a loss.

Lopez recorded 64 yards on 3 returns.

Senn made 2 of his 3 extra point attempts for 2 points total.

The Purple Cats scored 13 points in the first quarter and 7 points in the second quarter but were held scoreless for the last two quarters.

The Purple Cats will play region opponent Abbeville on Friday, Oct 2nd, at home in Ariton, their first home game in almost a month. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.