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Red Devils check off 4th straight

Red Devils check off 4th straight
A win: Check.
No more injuries: Check.
Playing time for everyone: Check.
South Fulton marked off everything it wanted from a to-do list on Friday with a 41-10 victory over Greenfield.
The Red Devils (4-3, 2-1) won their fourth straight after an 0-3 start and bettered their District 14A standing with upcoming games vs. Trenton, at Lake County and at home against Union City that will ultimately determine their postseason fate.
J.P. Fowler ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns and the SF defense surrendered just 100 total yards in a business-like effort that head coach Kelly Spivey expected after his team had recorded an emotional victory over Gleason the week before.
“We knew it’d be real difficult to get them up again, and that was exactly what happened,” Spivey said. “We had low intensity in practice coming off an emotional win last week, and we didn’t have a high tempo at all.
“We won, though. We didn’t get anybody else hurt, and we got a lot of kids in the game. Those were three good things and the best things to come from the game.”
Fowler had scoring runs covering 20 and 51 yards. Fullback Cody Tatum got the Redmen off to a good start with an 11-yard TD that capped a 10-play march.
Ryan Moore recovered a Fowler fumble in the endzone for SF’s third score that made it 21-0 early in the second quarter.
Quarterback JaQuay Garmon hooked up with Harrison Hawks on a 36-yard touchdown pass on the Devils’ first second-half possession, and Fowler then ripped off his 51-yard TD sprint to make it 34-3 midway through the third period.
A one-yard scoring plunge by freshman Hunter Wade with 9:31 to play capped the Red Devils’ scoring.
“Our offense was just adequate, that’s about it. We scored quick and got up on them, and that was that,” Spivey added.
“We gave them a short field with a turnover that led to their field goal, and our special teams continue to be a problem area and allowed them the long touchdown return.”
Defensively, Fowler had a team-high six tackles, while both Moore and Willy Kneuppel were in on five stops — each with fumble recoveries, too.
Greenfield (0-6, 0-3) remained winless and is still yet to score more than twice in any single game this year. The Yellowjackets’ only TD came on a 99-yard kickoff return from Austin Pence.
Zach Grebe’s 35-yard field goal accounted for G’field’s only other points.
Published in The Messenger 10.3.11

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