For The News Courier
Elkmont used a barrage of running backs that rushed for more than 200 yards in a 24-8 win over Clements Friday. The Red Devils had four players rush for at least 20 yards to pick up their second region win of the season.
The visitors jumped out to an early lead when running back Dustin Ward reached paydirt with a 14 yard run on the Red Devils’ first possession. Elkmont marched down the field again on their next possession with big runs by Chase Renew and Jared Bailey. With quarterback Bryant Wales lined up at wide-out, the Red Devils used a double reverse pass from Wales to Ben Ferguson for a 28 yard score.
Josh Ferrazzas opened up the second half with a bang for the Devils, taking the kickoff 82 yards to the end zone. Later in the quarter, sophomore kicker Alexis Hernandez showed off his great leg with a 37 yard field goal. But Clements showed no signs of quitting. The Colts’ got on the board in the fourth quarter when Jimmy Marsh broke four tackles down the sideline for a 13 yard score.
Renew and Ward led the rushing attack for the Red Devils. Renew collected 64 yards on 8 carries while Ward carried 5 times for 55 yards and a score. Colts running back Demarcus Johnson rushed for 32 yards on 10 tries. Wales completed one pass out of eleven throws, with a 28 yard touchdown. Marcus Mcnaughton threw for 5-11 and 15 yards. Marsh completed 2 of his 4 passes for 15 yards. Ferguson caught the only ball of the night for the Red Devils for a 28 yard touchdown. Johnson finished with 3 catches and 16 yards.
Clements (0-7, 0-5) will travel to Colbert County (5-2, 4-1) next week while Elkmont (2-5, 2-3) is on the road against Deshler (5-2, 4-1).