Choctaw Co. no match for JV Tigers

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Bu Jerry Hinnen / Sports editor

It could get easier from here for the Demopolis High junior varsity football team. But probably not.

The DHS JV rolled to a 30-0 victory over an overmatched Choctaw Co. squad Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers scored all their points in the first half and emptied the bench for the remainder of the game.

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“We played everybody and everybody got to play for an extended period of time,” said DHS JV head coach Dusty Davis. “It was a good opportunity to get everyone some playing time. And when the younger kids got in they got in they did a good job. That’s we want, for everybody to execute no matter the score.”

The tigers took command early both on the ground and in the air. Sophomore quarterback Scott Cannon threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to freshman Brian Taylor and the other to junior Antwain Nelson.

Freshmen Rick Boone and Marlo McLain kept the Tiger ground game going as each scored a touchdown of his own in the first half. DHS converted three of four two-point opportunities to take a 30-0 lead into halftime.

With the game well in hand, DHS began substituting liberally as early as the second quarter.

The game ended on an odd note when backup quarterback freshman Jacob Kerby kneeled to end the game and the Choctaw coaching staff surprisingly called a timeout. In response the DHS coaching staff called for a running play to McLain, who nearly added a last touchdown at the buzzer.

The win moves the Demopolis JV to 4-0 on the season. Their next game will be a rematch with Greensboro Oct. 17 in Demopolis.