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October 20, 2012

No. 9 Deshler powers past Elkmont 56-6

TANNER — TUSCUMBIA — Deshler had faced Elkmont only once before, but 74 years later the results were eerily similar as the ninth-ranked Tigers overwhelmed the Red Devils 56-6 in Class 3A, Region 8 action at Howard Chappell Stadium Friday night.

Deshler (5-3, 4-2 Region 8) won the previous matchup 53-7 in 1938, but the Tigers’ hybrid option offense sputtered in the first quarter against a stubborn Red Devils defense. Then Deshler unspooled eight consecutive scoring drives that spanned the second and third quarters to lead 56-0 heading into the final period.

Wingback Dameon Fuqua awakened the Tigers’ attack with a 41-yard scamper and fullback Terrance Byrd scooted free for a 44-yard score in the second quarter. After a TD run from the Elkmont 1-yard line and a 9-yard touchdown pass from Justin Cantrell to Wilmon Simpson, Deshler took a 28-0 lead into halftime.

The Tigers, who finished with 414 yards of total offense, added four more touchdowns in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Elkmont junior Josh Ferrazas spoiled the shutout attempt with a 2-yard TD run midway through the final quarter to make the final score 56-6.

Dustin Ward led the Red Devils with 12 carries for 33 yards, while Fuqua paced the Tigers with a pair of touchdowns and seven carries for 110 yards.

Cantrell finished 8 of 17 for 129 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Elkmont’s Bryant Wales completed 6 of 14 passes for 30 yards and three interceptions.

Both teams continue region play this Friday as Elkmont (2-6, 1-5) hosts Lauderdale County and Deshler travels to Clements.

—Michael Carter

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