Demopolis runs wild at SatsumaBy Justin Averette Published 10:18pm Friday, October 19, 2012
Things started a little shaky for Demopolis’ offense on the road Friday at Satsuma.
But the Tigers rebounded fast and went on to win, 47-0.
The Gators got the ball to start the game, but went 3-and-out and punted.
On Demopolis’ second snap, Tucker Jones was picked off.
Satsuma couldn’t capitalize on the error and was forced to punt again.
Demopolis got the ball back but fumbled on first down, making two turnovers in three snaps.
The Tigers got it together after that though. They scored two TDs in the first quarter and lead 26-0 at half.
A 38-yard run by Tucker Jones put DHS on the board 7-0 with 3:13 to go in the first quarter.
Demeterius Kemp intercepted the ball on the next Gator possession.
The Tigers took advantage of the turnover when Jones found Rodney Harper from 63 yards out to put the Tigers up 13-0.
Kemp scored the next points for the Tigers, dragging tacklers 27 yards for a rushing TD.
Demopolis would score once more TD before half off a 20-yard pass from Jones to Brock Montgomery.
The Gators had their best shot for points just before half on a short fieldgoal attempt, which was blocked.
Davis, Cortez Lewis and Tyler Oates added rushing touchdowns in the second half of 66, 15 and 36 yards, respectively.
The Gators missed another field goal late and couldn’t avoid being shutout.
The Tigers finished the night with 555 total yards, 448 on the ground and 107 through the air. Davis accounted for 209 of those rushing yards on 10 carries.
Satsuma had 146 total yards, 100 passing and 46 rushing.
Tyler Merriweather lead DHS on defense, with six tackles, three assists and a sack. Kemp had the first half interception.
Demopolis now looks to a regional showdown with Jackson next Friday.
Head coach Tom Causey told his team to take next week day-by-day, practice-by-practice.
“This team has been pretty mature,” Causey said. “I think they will be fine.”