Can’t catch him: Maplesville freshman Jerry Nix (3) eludes the Holy Spirit defense.

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Devils cruise by Holy Spirit

Published 1:42am Saturday, October 20, 2012

Maplesville held up its end of the bargain to set up a showdown with region foe Keith next week.

The Red Devils’ 64-0 win over Holy Spirit on Friday meant they will enter the Week 9 showdown unbeaten in Class 1A, Region 3 play, just as Keith was entering Friday’s action.

Autumn Smith was crowned Maplesville's Homecoming queen at halftime of Friday's game.

MHS struck early and often on Friday, with Damian Mitchell rushing for three touchdowns (from 26 yards out, seven yards and 33 yards) before Holy Spirit could even muster a first down.

The visitors had only two first downs on the night, and, unofficially, ended the game with negative total yardage.

The Devils would score on a pass from Colby Chambers to Anthony Johnson, an interception return for a touchdown by Kendarius Bradley, a 78-yard run by Anthony Moore and a 30-yard field goal by Brandon Morrow before halftime, when Homecoming festivities were held.

MHS began sending substitutes into the game in the second quarter.

In the second half, Maplesville got scores on a run by Corey Hall, a pass from Cole Spencer to Stevonta Bradley and QB keeper by Spencer.

Mitchell rushed eight times in the game for 135 yards, and Dalton Ray rushed 11 times for 71 yards.

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