Blue Devils rebound in a big win
If you don’t believe an angry and focused football team is dangerous—just ask the Estill High Gators.
Coming off last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Woodland High, the Williston-Elko High Blue Devils traveled to Estill High Friday night with vengeance on their minds.
Unfortunately for the Gators, they just happeded to be the Blue Devils next opponent and they got hammered, 57-0.
There wasn’t much suspense in this one as the Blue Devils sizzled to a 32-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
With the victory, Williston-Elko moves to 2-2 in the standings.
Williston-Elko High coach Derek Youngblood said the team responded after a short spell of practice.
“This was a good outing considering we had only one full day of practice because of the hurricane,” Youngblood said. “I was very proud of the way all of our kids played. We took 36 players down there and all 36 participated in the game.”
Offensively, the Blue Devils ran over, right through and around the Gators defense, totalling 332 yards on the ground.
The Blue Devils shared the wealth on offense with five different players scoring.
The all-star rushing cast was led by Terrell Young, who ran for a season-high 132 yards and a touchdown.
Jarius Tobin also had a productive night with 64 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Tyran Parker, who completed two passes for 31 yards, rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Others joining in on the offensive fireworks included Tres Rimes and Fabian Bing. Rimes had two touchdowns and 33 yards rushing while Bing finished with 25 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Demarkiis Doe was the team’s top reciever with three catches for 29 yards.
Defensively, the Blue Devils held a sputtering Gator offense to under 80 total yards.
Leading the charge was Jasper Lott with five tackles and a sack. Meddikis Priester continues to play well on the unit. He finished with five tackles, including two for losses. Also standing out were Kendel Brown and Keshawn Toney with four tackles each.
“We looked really good tonight in all phases of the game. Hopefully, we can get some momentum going into the second half of the season,” Youngblood said.