Youngstown, FL – Alabama completely dominated the 2012 Hall Iron Bowl outscoring Auburn 44-6. The rout was expected due to several key Auburn players out for the game. The Tide defense was able to suffocate the Tiger’s offense to a series low of six points. The lowest output for Auburn’s offense prior to today’s game was 25 points in 2006. Ironically, that game was also played in Youngstown.
Alabama won the coin toss and also struck first with Cindie McDonald hauling in a touchdown pass. Marc Hall would tack on the additional 2-points to make it an 8-0 game. Alabama would again strike early with D.J Saldana hauling in his first of four TD receptions with Marc again converting for two. Auburn would get it’s only points of the game with Will Waddy getting his first career TD reception. Bama’s offense found the end zone late in the first quarter with Donnie Saldana on the receiving end of his first career TD reception with Marc converting from two yards out to make it a 24-6 game.
Alabama dominated the 2nd Quarter scoring two more times with D.J. Saldana hauling in two touchdown passes from quarterback David Hall. Leading 36-6, Alabama began substituting heavily on offense.
The only score in the second half came in the 3rd quarter thanks to D.J. Saldana’s last touchdown reception from back-up quarterback Donnie Saldana. D.J. would also convert for two to end all scoring leading 44-6.
Alabama emptied the bench in the 4th quarter as Annabelle and Dixie Hall were able to get a few receptions in before the game ended.
The Alabama defense was able to force 4 interceptions. Four Bama defenders (D.J., Marc, David, and Cindie) were on the receiving end of those interceptions. Back-up quarter back Jonathon Hall was intercepted once with Mike Hall throwing three picks.
Auburn‘s Mike Hall had the lone Auburn turnover intercepting quarterback David Hall late in the game.
Alabama’s D.J Saldana took home the MVP trophy as a result of his on the field performance.
Other Award Winners were:
Most Improved: Sara Hall
Best Catch: Jonathon Hall
Biggest Threat on the Field: Cindie McDonald
Best Defender: Marc Hall