By NEMS Daily Journal
New Albany bounced back from last week’s loss to Cleveland to defeat Senatobia 13-12 Friday night, on the road, in its Division 2-4A opener.
“That was a big win for us, especially after the way we played last week” Bulldogs coach Ron Price said, referring to his team’s 31-13 loss. “We had an outstanding week of practice and we beat a good Senatobia team.”
New Albany (5-2) scored on its opening possession when Riley Alef caught a 9-yard TD pass from Spencer Day.
The Bulldogs also scored on their first possession of the second half with Josh Creekmore scored on a 2-yard run,
Senatobia (3-3), which led 12-7 at halftime, suffered an interception at midfield late in the game. Brady Barnes had the steal for New Albany.
“That was a big interception,” Price said. “We were able to run out the clock.”
New Albany graduated 22 players from last season’s 13-1 team that reached the state quaterfinals.