Red Devils fall to region foe LoachapokaBy Emily Beckett Published 10:38pm Friday, September 20, 2013
In their third region game of the season, the Verbena Red Devils (0–4 overall, 0–3 region) suffered a 46–7 loss at home to Loachapoka (4–0, 3–0) on Friday.
The Indians posted the only points in the first quarter with a touchdown and continued with three more touchdowns in the second quarter, plus a 2-point conversion, to make it 26–0 at halftime.
Loachapoka got away with three more touchdowns before Verbena finally answered with an Adam Heflin touchdown on a 1-yard run with 2:41 left in the fourth quarter.
Tristan Short’s kick was good, giving the Red Devils seven points on the board before the end of the game.
Senior Jared Mims had 117 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Heflin had 61 yards on 11 carries.
Verbena head coach Mike Harris said blocking and tackling are still problem areas for his young team, along with a rash of injuries lately.
“We’ve got so many young kids and a lot of injuries,” Harris said. “We’re still not blocking and tackling very well. We’ve got to block and tackle. We’ll just tell them to keep their head up and work hard.”
Verbena will play the Isabella Mustangs on Sept. 27.