Thursday, November 24, 2016

Alabama State 53, Miles 20: Seniors leave good foundation with decisive win

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State senior center Kerry Williams said that winning his final game as a Hornet will leave a sweet taste in what has been a sour season.

The disappointment of the 2016 football season for Alabama State didn’t diminish the excitement of another edition of a Thanksgiving Day tradition in Montgomery.

There were plenty of tears, hugs and laughs to go around on the field before the families of the 18 seniors went back to their seats.

The first half started as slow as many have for Alabama State this season, but the Hornets came up with the big plays they needed.

Alabama State running back Khalid Thomas rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries as the Hornets ended the season with a 53-20 win over Miles in the 93rd Turkey Day Classic at ASU Stadium on Thursday.

Thomas earned the game’s offensive MVP award.


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