Devils impressive in season opener

Published 11:17 pm Friday, August 27, 2010

By Ace Futrell

VINCENT – The Maplesville Red Devils put the Vincent Yellow Jackets away, 26-0, Friday behind a strong passing game by senior quarterback Matt Hamner.

On Maplesville’s first drive, Hamner threw to sophomore Anthony Johnson to get to the 50-yard line. On the next play, senior Hunter McCay ran for a 50-yard touchdown with 6:13 left in the first quarter.

Maplesville kept the pressure up and scored another touchdown with 4:09 left in the second quarter on a pass from Hamner to sophomore Kelvin Hall.

Maplesville won’t be celebrating for long, as coach Brent Hubbert feels there are several adjustments that need to be made in preparation for their next game.

“The defensive effort wasn’t where it should have been and we had too many penalties, but it was our first game,” Hubbert said.

Maplesville plays its next game Sep. 3 at Keith.

“I liked the effort—we hung in there and fought hard,” Vincent head coach Dwight Spradley said. “Being low in numbers made it more difficult, but tonight was encouraging.”