The Lincoln County Junior Varsity returned two Harlem fumbles for touchdowns to lead the Junior Devils to a 21-0 win over the Columbia County school. The JV is now 4-1 in 2005.
After a scoreless 1st quarter that saw Lincoln County and Harlem in a good football battle,the junior devils got their offense going. Several strong runs by RB Carlous Hearst and a good run by RB Jarren Brown put the offense in a position to score first early in the second quarter on a QB sneak by Bo Reed from the one yard line. After the PAT by Vance Tarver, the score was LC 7 HHS 0.
The rest of the second quarter saw some aggressive play on defense by both Harlem and LC. " Harlem's defense came ready to play today, but on the other hand, Our defense played well also," commended Junior Devil Head Coach Kevin Blizzard. The halftime score was 7-0
The 3rd quarter opened up with the Red Devil defense taking the field and shutting down the Harlem offense as it had the first two quarters. The Red Devil offense could not take advantage of good field position and was forced to punt several times. Late in the 3rd quarter HHS fumbled and DB Carlos Hearst picked it up and rumbled 40 yards to the end zone for the Red Devils second score of the day. After a missed PAT, LC lead 13-0.
The 4th quarter saw much of the same as the 3rd. Missed oppourtunities for the Devil offense, and good defensive play by the Harlem defense, kept the Red Devil offense out of sync. The bright spot of the day again was the LC defense. Early in the 4th quarter, DB Carlos Hearst picked up another Bulldog fumble and returned it for an LC TD. A successful 2 point conversion made the score LC 21- HHS 0
The second units of offense and defense finished out the game.
"Today was a day for our defense to step up and shine," remarked Coach Blizzard on the big win. "Coach [Mark] Flowers got them ready to play!!!! We also got great play out of our special teams. Their were several times where we punted them deep, as well as on a kickoff, and pinned them deep in their own territiory."
The Devil Junior Varsity will close out its successfully 2005 season October 6 when the Junior Devils host Greenbrier.