BONIFAY — Holmes County built a 35-0 halftime lead while winning its first Homecoming game in at least five years, according to head coach Kevin Womble.
The Blue Devils, 4-1, also won their fourth straight game after an opening loss to Baker. They did so while not allowing a first down during the first half.
“It was all 11 guys doing their job,” Womble said. We came out defensively and couldn’t ask for a better performance. It was 3-and-out the entire first half.”
The Blue Devils countered with 262 yards rushing and 62 passing. Michael Paul had 10 carries for 82 yards and Kevin Martinez nine for 64. Ray Powell had 8-48 and two touchdowns rushing and one receiving.
Quarterback Tyler Lee also threw a TD pass to Will Brunk.
Womble looked ahead to next week’s game at Blountstown.
“We’ve definitely got our work cut out for us,” he said. “They’re the class of the Panhandle, them and Baker.”
BLOUNTSTOWN — Blountstown surpassed 50 points in the first half for the second week in a row while crushing Liberty County 65-0 on Friday night in Class 1A football.
The Tigers, 3-1, dominated the winless Bulldogs, 0-4, in the annual rivalry between the schools bordering opposite sides of the Apalachicola River.
Seven different players scored touchdowns for Blountstown, which amassed 472 yards rushing and did not attempt a pass. Liberty County was held to 0 total yards on 35 offensive plays.
Denzel Washington scored on runs of 58 and 1 yard and Jar’Kevis Bess on runs of 35 and 5 yards for the Tigers, who led 41-0 after one quarter.
Kevon Godwin had a 10-yard scoring run, Trevin Smith scored from 42 yards and Trent Smith from 41. Kentrell Lawson capped the first-half onslaught with a 4-yard TD run 4 minutes, 51 seconds before halftime.
Montarius Brown had a 75-yard touchdown run in the second half, and the Tigers also registered a safety to conclude the scoring.
Bess had nine tackles on defense for Blountstown. Duncan Hosford and Lucas Barber each had four stops for the Bulldogs.
Blountstown hosts Holmes County next Friday in a Panhandle Conference showdown. Liberty County is idle.