Maplesville High School sophomore Jerry Nix III sprints away from the Ellwood Chrisitan Academy defense Friday evening during the game at Memorial Stadium in Selma.
Maplesville High School sophomore Jerry Nix III sprints away from the Ellwood Chrisitan Academy defense Friday evening during the game at Memorial Stadium in Selma.

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Red Devils keep on rolling, improve to 6-0

Published 1:06am Saturday, October 5, 2013

By Jay Sowers | The Selma Times-Journal

It might have taken a force of nature to stop the Maplesville High School offense on Friday night — unfortunately for the Ellwood Christian Academy defense, any rain and wind from Tropical Storm Karen won’t hit Selma until late Saturday at the earliest.

The Red Devils (6-0 overall, 4-0 region) used a staunch defense, potent kick returns and a quick-strike offensive plan, executed to perfection, to blow away the Eagles (2-4, 2-2) in a 63-6 win at Memorial Stadium.

Maplesville freshman Terence Dunlap led the Red Devils with three touchdowns on runs of 5, 6 and 35 yards.

For Maplesville head coach Brent Hubbert, Friday was everything he could have asked for ahead of the Red Devils’ homecoming game next week against Autaugaville.

“We came out and executed early offensively, put some points on the board, and that really helped because it’s easier to play ahead,” Hubbert said. “Our defense swarmed the football and did what we wanted to do, and special teams got us some great field position — which really, was created by the defense for the special teams.”

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