Demopolis conquers Spartans

Published 10:54 pm Friday, September 14, 2012

Rodney Harper makes a terrific 32-yard touchdown, grabbing the ball from behind the Saraland defender's helmet.

Demopolis played a full 48 minutes Friday night, resulting in a dominating 41-14 victory over Saraland.

“I thought we played four quarters tonight. It’s the first time this season we have played four quarters,” said Demopolis coach Tom Causey. “I thought we played extremely hard.”

Demopolis ended the night with a balanced 361 total yards, 171 on the ground and 190 through the air. The Spartans lit it up too, with 152 passing yards but could only muster 57 rushing yards.

Quarterback Tucker Jones calls his own number on a run.

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The Tigers scored first and often, getting on the board with a 10-yard pass from Tucker Jones to Cortez Lewis.

Demeterius Kemp found the end-zone next for Demopolis, on a 1-yard run before Saraland would put points on the board off a short TD scamper.

The Tigers would answer though with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Rodney Harper and pull ahead 20-7 with 6:21 to go before halftime.

Peyton Pearson sacks the Saraland QB.

Peyton Pearson sacks the Saraland QB.

Saraland responded with a touchdown drive, but a quick dagger from Kemp on the next play would end any thought of a Spartan comeback.The junior returned the ensuing kickoff 95-yards to put Demopolis ahead 32-14. The Tigers never looked back.

Jones would add two more touchdowns in the second half: one a rush from the just outside the goal line and the other a massive 78-yard pass to Brock Montgomery.

Roderick Davis was the workhorse, getting 112 yards on 22 carries. Harper led the team in receiving with 64 yards on five catches.

Roderick Davis runs the ball. He finished the night with 112 yards on the ground.

Kemp led the defense with seven tackles and two assists. Peyton Pearson, Timothy Bonner and Keisaun Scott each had a sack.

Demopolis improves to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in regional play. They are at home again next week, facing Selma.