No letdown: Devils manhandle Predators

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

Coming off an impressive blowout of Wagener-Salley High, a letdown seemed almost inevitable Friday night when Williston-Elko High faced the 1-4 Fox Creek High Predators.
However, in front of their home crowd the Blue Devils stayed the course and manhandled the Predators by a score of 48-7.
Offensively, all the damage was done in the first half as the Blue Devils scored on all six of their first half possessions for a 48-0 halftime lead.
With the win, Williston-Elko High extends its winning streak to four games. The Blue Devils improve to 5-2 in the standings and 3-0 in region play.
Williston-Elko High head coach Dwayne Garrick said the team continues to play at a high level.
"Good physical effort on both sides of the football," Garrick said.
"Our offensive line did a good job of opening holes for our backs to run through and our defense was solid again."
Defensively, the Blue Devils set the tempo by caging the Predators in the first half.
A Blue Devil unit led by Juan' Yee Jenkins, Jerry James and Rajah Williams constantly pressured Predators' quarterback Trey Mock.
Williams, who recorded a safety in the second quarter, finished with seven tackles and a sack.
"Defensively, we were disruptive. We got penetration and created problems for their offense," said Garrick.
Offensively, the Blue Devils rolled up 320 yards in the first half behind the running of sophomore tailback Jarius Jenkins.
Jenkins shredded the Predators' defense for 118 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Jenkins, who scored the first down on a 60-yard run, also scored on runs of 15 and four yards.
Quarterback Dalton Mundy had a perfect night passing with two completions for 63 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Coleman.
Josh Owens continues to be one of the most versatile players in the region. On offense Josh Owens rushed for 43 yards and had an 18-yard reception. Defensively, Owens had eight tackles and an interception.
There were other standouts on offense for Williston-Elko High. David Owens rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown. Shaquan Gaffney ran for 49 yards and a touchdown. Andre Dunbar had 27 yards on four carries. Faheem Richberg had a two point conversion reception.