Red Devils claim battle of the ‘villes

Published 12:06 am Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Maplesville Red Devils harnessed their fourth consecutive win last night in a 50-0 shutout of the Autaugaville Eagles.

The undefeated Devils (4-0) kept the Eagles winless (0-5) in a homecoming victory that represented the best of Maplesville football, coach Brent Hubbert said.

“Our kids probably played the best first half of football we’ve played in a couple of years,” he said. “We executed well on both sides of the ball. I think that shows maturity, and it’s carrying over each week.”

Hunter McCay drew first blood for the Devils with a 7-yard touchdown early in the first quarter. Chris Bailey followed up quickly with a 28-yard score.

Autaugaville was forced to punt after a fumble, clearing the way for McCay to strike again.

The score was 21-0 after the first quarter.

Maplesville continued their assault as Matt Hamner connected with Brian Bailey for a 4-yard touchdown pass. Then, McCay found the end zone again to make the score 33-0 at halftime.

Hamner ran 21 yards for some paydirt in the third, and Patrick Alteena stacked on three more points with a 46-yard field goal.

In the fourth, Kuwan Barnes got a piece of the action with a 7-yard touchdown run.

Top rushers were McCay (14 carries for 106 yards) and Bailey (6 carries for 42 yards). Bailey was also the top receiver with 3 catches for 51 yards.

Hamner threw 9 of 14 for 120 yards.