Maplesville stays unbeaten with road win

Published 11:48 pm Friday, September 23, 2011

By Katie Vinzant | Special to the Advertiser

Maplesville stayed unbeaten on the season with a 54-0 victory over host Billingsley on Friday.

The Red Devils, who now hold a 5-0 record, scored their first touchdown during the first quarter with a handoff from quarterback Colby Chambers to Cameron Morrow, who ran the ball 40 yards with 8:25 on the clock. A pass for the 2-point conversion from Chambers to Jared White brought the score to 8-0.

After that first scoring play, the Bears, who are 3-2 on the year, were able to hold off the Red Devils until the second quarter. Only 3 minutes into the quarter, a handoff on the 3-yard line from Chambers to Morrow gave the Devils another touchdown.

Due to a flag on the play, the Devils were pushed back to the 12-yard line for the conversion, but it didn’t faze Chambers as he passed to Damian Mitchell in the end zone, bringing the score to 16-0.

The next Maplesville touchdown came with a little over a minute left in the quarter with a handoff from Chambers to Morrow and a conversion pass from Chambers to Mitchell.

At halftime the Devils had a 24-0 lead over the Bears.

Maplesville’s Brintain Hill ran the ball four yards for another touchdown 5 minutes into the third quarter, but Billingsley’s defense kept the Devils from making the 2-point conversion.

With 2:33 left in the quarter, the Red Devils scored yet again with Hill running the ball from the 4-yard line.

Another Devils touchdown came with only 42 seconds left in the third quarter on a pass from Chambers to Anthony Johnson. Johnson also accounted for the 2-point play, making the lead over the Bears 46-0.

The final scoring play of the game came during the fourth quarter with about 5 minutes left on a quarterback sneak from Chambers from the 4-yard line. He handed the ball off to Mitchell for the conversion to conclude the scoring.

Maplesville’s leading rusher on the night was Hill, who had 86 yards. Morrow had 100 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, while Hill had one touchdown.

Red Devils head coach Brent Hubbert credited the win to the hard work put in by his players during summer conditioning and the practices throughout the week.

“We want every game to be easier than that week’s practices,” he said. “Tonight that really paid off.”