Winterboro runs over Red Devils

Published 10:34 pm Thursday, October 20, 2011

Score six more: Winterboro’s Curtavius Gray dives into the end zone Friday despite the efforts of Verbena’s Quandarrius Hilliard (1) and Jesse Ellis.

Verbena turned the ball over too many times to be competitive with Winterboro Friday on Senior Night.

The Red Devils lost 13 turnovers and lost the game, 59-12.

Winterboro had four turnovers of its own, allowing Verbena to stay in the game through one quarter. The Red Devils trailed 6-0 after one period thanks to a 1-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Taylor Garrett on a fourth down play.

The Bulldogs went up 13-0 on a 27-yard run by Curtavius Gray less than one minute into the second quarter, but Verbena answered with an 88-yard pass play from Jaryus Wilson to Bay Lucas that gained all the way down to the Winterboro 2-yard line after a penalty was tacked on.

Duante Talley ran it in from there, with 10:08 on the clock.

Talley led Verbena in rushing with 56 yards on 11 carries even though he didn’t play in the second half.

It was all Winterboro (9-0 overall, 7-0 region) from there. The visitors were up 38-6 at halftime and led 52-6 before VHS (2-7, 0-7) scored again.

This time, it was a 10-yard pass from Wilson to Phillip Hensley, who outleapt a defender for the ball at the goal line.

Jesse Ellis led the Verbena defensive effort with 14 tackles.

The Devils visit Billingsley (5-3, 4-2) next week for a non-region game that is also the last of the regular season for both teams.