Our Junior Varsity Red Devils are 2-0 after hard-fought wins over Thomson and Abbeville.
Red Devils defeat Thomson 6-0
The young Devils were led by QB Garrett Mohr, doing a a great job in his first game as a Red Devil. The game went back and forth for a while until it was broken open by a 26-yard reception from Mohr to Rusty Scott to the eight-yard-line. Jarvis Jones then carried the ball to the 2 on a fullback trap. The Devils switch to a wishbone formation and Allen Crite scored on Killer 6.
Thomson on the next series drove the ball to the Devils 26-yard-line. A sack by Caleb James put the Puppies back on the 34. Our young Devils then took over and drove the ball. The Devils had to punt the ball away late in the 4th quarter when a miscue with the punt gave Thomson the ball at the Devils 32. The Devils held strong and stopped the Bulldogs on 4th down. The Devils then kneeled down and ran out the clock to open 2008 with a big win against a AAA opponent.
JV Nips Abbeville 14-13
The Abbeville Panthers scored first, but missed the PAT to lead 6-0. That lead was seemingly short-lived, as Darrien Gladmon returned the succeeding kickoff for a touchdown, but the return was called back due to an illegal block.
The Devils started at their own 40 yard line. On the opening play Garrett Mohr threw a 33-yard strike to Rusty Scott. The Devils offense stalled and came away with no points.
The game went back and forth as the two strong programs showed off their youngsters. Devil fullback Jarvis Jones ran the ball hard all game against the Panthers.
The Devils got a break when they recovered a fumble on the Panther 31. Gladmon then raced around the right side and scored. The Devils tried for two but failed. The Panthers drove the ball and scored to lead the Devils 13-6 at halftime.
Lincoln County came out after half and battled back. Denzel Gunby made a great interception to stop a Panther drive. The Devils took over and, on third down backed up on the 24 yard line, Mohr threw a beautiful 36 yard pass to Bond Turner for a first down. Two plays later Mohr throws a 26-yard strike to Craig Jones in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. The Devils went for two and got it from Rusty Scott with a catch over the middle for two.
The Panthers drove the ball but the young Devil Defense held and the Devils knelt down with the ball twice to end the 14-13 victory. Their next game is at Washington at 5:00 this Thursday.
(Our thanks to Coach Shawn Davis for providing the above details!)