Family Iron Bowl 2006

   Youngstown, Florida - Quarterback David Hall rushed for three scores and also threw for two more touchdowns as Alabama cruised to a 37-25 win over rival Auburn on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Unlike a year ago, both defenses showed up early and often for a low scoring and hard hitting first half.

 

   Alabama’s offense finally got the ball moving towards the end of the first quarter after a few Auburn defensive stands and got on the board after wide receiver Matt Boyce caught a strike from David to make it 6-0. Stand-out place kicker Gretchen Hall missed the extra point.


   During the second quarter trailing 6-0, Auburn quarterback Teddy Hall heaved a deep ball to running back Mike Hall who came down with and walked into the end zone after the defender went down to make it a 6-6 game. The Auburn offense opted to go for two but the pass fell incomplete. Just before halftime Alabama marched right down the field to make it 12-6 after David found Marc Hall on a quick out route to take the lead going into halftime.

 

   Alabama opened the third quarter up with an electrifying 99-yard touchdown run by quarterback David Hall to open the game up 18-6. This time the extra point was made by Donnie Saldana to extend the lead 19-6.

2006 Box Score

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Auburn

0

6

13

6

25

Alabama

6

6

7

18

37

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   But Auburn responded with receiver Priscilla Hall catching a couple of passes on key third down conversions to keep a drive going that set-up a touchdown run by Mike. Facing 3rd and Goal from the Alabama 2 –yard line, Auburn opted to run a toss sweep with Mike crashing into to the end zone to get the Tigers back in the game at 19-12. With the momentum swinging Auburn’s way, the Auburn defense also stepped up getting a huge interception. While at the Alabama 10-yard line, Teddy scrambled to his right and got to about the two where he was almost stood up but ended up punishing the defender with a lick of his own to go in for the score to make it a 19-18 game. Trailing by a point, Teddy was able to make the extra point to knot the game 19-19.


   However, Alabama wasn’t done yet. Again, the offense was able to move down the field methodically which ended up as another touchdown run from the Bama quarterback on a 5 yard scramble  to wrestle the lead back 25-19. The Fourth quarter has never been kind to Auburn yet in this rivalry and this year was no exception. Auburn quarterback Teddy was flushed out of the pocket and forced the ball into coverage that was picked off by Matt and returned for a touchdown to extend the Bama lead 31-19. With Teddy on the sideline due to a knee injury on the last play, Auburn running back Mike Hall assumed the signal calling position and marched the Tigers down the field and found wide-out Richard Doviak for the score to make it 31-25. Alabama would add on another touchdown late in the fourth quarter with David scrambling in for his third rushing touchdown of the game to seal the victory 37-25.


    Auburn’s Priscilla Hall garnered game’s MVP after catching a few clutch passes to keep Auburn in the game late. Defensive End Jonathon Hall also had a stellar day getting one sack and rushing many throws that led to two interceptions.

  

   Alabama’s defense was led by stand-out corner Cindie  finished the game with two interceptions and one sack. Defensive pressure by DE Donnie Saldana, CB Megan Gray, LB Wendi Dockery, and LB Marc Hall forced 4 interceptions by two different Auburn quarterbacks that proved to be the difference.

 

   Injuries were common throughout the game with many to note after a hard hitting and sometimes brutal contest. Auburn’s Richard Doviak (shoulder/ribs); Teddy Hall (knee, broken finger); Mike Hall (toe). Alabama's only significant injury was to WR/CB Cindie  with a finger injury.

2006 Stats

Alabama






Passing

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

David Hall

11

24

n/a

2

2

Donnie Saldana

3

12

n/a

0

0

Rushing

Att

Yds

TDs



Marc Hall

1

n/a

0



Matt Boyce

1

n/a

0



David Hall

9

n/a

3



Wendi Dockery

1

n/a

0



Receiving

Rec

Yds

TDs



Matt Boyce

3

n/a

1



Marc Hall

5

n/a

1



Cindie Mcdonald

1

n/a

0



Donnie Saldana

5

n/a

0









Defense

Sacks

Int

Safety

TD


Cindie Mcdonald

2

2

0



Matt Boyce

0

1

0

1


Marc Hall

0

1

0



Wendi Dockery

1

0

0



Auburn






Passing

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

Teddy Hall

7

33

n/a

1

1

Mike Hall

3

13

n/a

1

3

Rushing

Att

Yds

TDs



Teddy Hall

9

n/a

1



Mike Hall

6

n/a

1



Receiving

Rec

Yds

TDs



Mike Hall

4

n/a

1



Kim Hall

1

n/a

0



Priscilla Hall

3

n/a

0



Richard Doviak

2

n/a

1



Defense

Sacks

Int

Safety



Mike Hall

0

2

0



Jonathon Hall

1

0

0



Kim Hall

1

0

0