HOLLANDALE — The scoreboard told the tale as the Simmons Blue Devils (6-0) hosted the McAdams Bulldogs (1-6) and handed them a 58-0 loss — the Blue Devils’ fourth shutout of the season.
The Blue Devils racked up more than 330 yards of total offense and touchdowns scored by five different players.
In the Blue Devils’ opening possession, sophomore Chartavian Bethany — who caught three passes for 75 receiving yards on the night — scored after connecting with junior quarterback Devontae Rush for 15 yards in the endzone.
Bethany’s score was followed by a two play drive that ended with a breakout 40-yard rushing touchdown from senior running back Vontrez Rush and a successful 2-point conversion, making the score 16-0 halfway through the first quarter.
In the Bulldog’s ensuing possession, a fumble recovery in Bulldog territory led to a 3-yard rushing touchdown by Devontae Rush, but an unsuccessful PAT, making the score 22-0 near the end of the first quarter.
The following drive by the Bulldogs would be plagued with a series of tackles for losses by senior defensive lineman Tymon Wells and a sack by junior defensive back Amare Pam to bring up a fourth and 10.
Wells recorded eight tackles and two TFLs while Pam also recorded eight tackles, including a TFL and a sack.
In just two plays, once again, Vontrez Rush broke out beyond the line of scrimmage and evaded tacklers to rush 69 yards down the field for a touchdown.
He finished with 131 yards for nine carries on the night.
Brother, Devontae, would add to that a rushing touchdown of his own for 10 yards, which was preceded by an explosive 46-yard run by Bethany.
Simmons were up 36-0 by halftime.
“Basically in a game like today, we just want to focus on our base, our base offense and our base defense, come out and execute, and pray to God no one gets injured our focus,” head coach Tavares Johnson Sr. “Those were our focus, so I think we did that and the scoreboard indicated what happened in the game.”
Sophomore running back Eddie George scored two touchdowns, spinning away from the grasp of a defender into the endzone for one for 16 yards.
Junior Darius Burrell’s would be the final score as he rushed into the endzone for an 11-yard touchdown and the 2-point conversion, making the final score 58-0.