Devils (D)claw spread of Tigers

Devils (D)claw spread of Tigers
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South Fulton routed Halls 33-7 on Friday.
The Red Devils held the Tigers’ Tony Franlin-esque spread offensive scheme in check, limiting the Lauderdale Countians to just 203 yards of total offense.
“Our defensive line owned Halls tonight,” South Fulton coach Kelly Spivey said. “The ends finished No. 1 and 2 on our tackle chart and I can’t tell you when the last time that happened.
“The box score and stats don’t really tell the story in terms of how dominant we really were up front because Halls got about 80 yards off our back-ups in the fourth quarter.”
Indeed, one quick sweep of the stat sheets shows that the Tigers’ offensive numbers would have surely been lower if not for the fourth quarter when SF inserted its second string into the contest.
All totaled, Halls got 82 yards of offense in the fourth and final period.
The Red Devils (3-2, 1-1 in District 14A) wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard on Friday.
Though backed up at the three-yard line after a Tiger punt, South Fulton elected to open its first offensive series with a play action pass and it paid off to the tune of a 97-yard touchdown connection from JaQuay Garmon to Khiry Lewis.
Cody Tatum booted the point-after and the Red Devils were ahead 7-0 with 6:52 remaining in the first quarter.
Halls (2-4, 0-2 in 14A) gained just three yards on its next offensive series, punting again on fourth down.
This time, it took South Fulton nine plays to get seven more points.
Along the way, J.P. Fowler broke free for an 11-yard gainer, while Chance Barnes was the recipient of a 19-yard aerial from Garmon.
Barnes also capped the drive with the seven-yard trip to paydirt.
Tatum’s kick was no good, but SF still had much to be happy about, ahead 13-0 with 1:38 to go in the first quarter.
The second canto saw much of the same as the Red Devils added two more touchdowns.
Fowler sprinted 63 yards for South Fulton’s first six-pointer of the period with 9:44 remaining before intermission.  
Fowler also took the two-point conversion in to give SF a 21-0 cushion.
The final Red Devil touchdown of the first half was the result of a nine-play 76-yard march that culminated when Lewis broke free for a 26-yard dash to paydirt.
The spotlight also shined on Garmon during the aforementioned drive. The SF quarterback showcased his arm with a 12-yard pass to James. He showed off his footwork on an 18-yard keeper, as well.
In the third quarter, South Fulton added its final touchdown of the evening.
Barnes capped a eight-play, 60-yard drive with a five-yard carry to the endzone to give the Red Devils a 33-0 lead.
Defensively, ends Drew Byars and Marcus Wade led the way for SF with seven and six tackles, respectively.
Barnes made five stops for the Redmen — a sack and tackle for loss included.
Additionally, linebacker Willy Kneuppel had five takedowns.
South Fulton plays at No. 5 Lake County this Friday.
“It means a lot to come into this game with a couple wins strung together,” Spivey said. “We’ve been on a win, then lose, win, then lose, roller coaster and I think we’ve got the type of momentum we need to take on a team that I think is the most explosive in the district this year.”

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