Billingsley can’t catch the Red DevilsBy Staff Reports Published 12:43am Saturday, September 7, 2013
By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser
Billingsley and Maplesville renewed their rivalry on Friday night, with the Red Devils coming in to the contest with a nine-game winning streak over the Bears, including four consecutive shutouts.
The Red Devils made their winning streak 10 straight over the Bears after a 48-0 victory.
The Red Devil offense wasted little time in putting points on the board, scoring on the third play of the game on a Jerry Nix 7-yard touchdown run. With Colby Chambers’ point-after up and good, Maplesville took an early 7-0 lead just 49 seconds into the game.
On a third-and-18 from their own 20, Billingsley quarterback Thomas Nichols rolled out to pass, but his throw fell into the hands of Maplesville defender Damian Mitchell, who returned the interception 35 yards for a touchdown to make the score 14-0.
The Maplesville offense added three more scores in the first half, on two touchdown runs by Damian Mitchell of 15 yards and 14 yards while Chambers added a 45-yard touchdown run, and Maplesville went to the locker room up 34-0 at the half.
On Maplesville’s second possession of the second half, Mitchell scored on a 33-yard run to put the Red Devils up 41-0.
Maplesville added one more score on the evening on a Chambers 6-yard run.
Mitchell led the way for the Red Devils (2-0 overall, 1-0 in region play) with 205 yards on the ground on just nine carries.
“It’s been a long time since one of our backs went for 200 yards, but we will take it as we can get it,” Maplesville coach Brent Hubbert said.
“The defense came out with an excellent game plan, and the kids came out and executed the way we needed to.”
The Maplesville defense held the Bears to just 7 total yards through three and half quarters of play.
Tommy Williams led the way for Billingsley with 51 yards on 8 carries.