Cougars ranked No. 2 in 1st ASWA poll

Published 2:54 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Escambia Academy remained at No. 2 in the first high school football poll from the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

The poll was released late Tuesday, and the Cougars (2-0) are behind top-ranked Bessemer Academy. EA plays BA in the final game of its regular season on Fri., Oct. 28.

EA is coming off of a 41-12 rout over the two-time AISA Class 1A defending champion Abbeville Christian. The Cougars led 13-6 at halftime, but broke the game wide open in the third quarter, scoring 21 unanswered points to pull away for good.

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Kainoa Gumapac and Patrick McGhee scored on pick sixes, and Fred Flavors caught a long pass for a touchdown in the third.

In the fourth, Paolo Gorme scored on a 1-yard dash.

EA is off this week, and will travel to face Northview in a cross-boarder rival showdown.