Devils tame Tigers’ Homecoming

by Benita Fuzzell

South Fulton High School’s Red Devils overpowered Halls’ Tigers Oct. 20, spoiling yet another opponent’s football Homecoming festivities, with the Red Devils taking the win, 42-7.

The host Tigers were held scoreless until the fourth quarter, when Halls High School’s Easton Apperson found the end zone on an 18 yard run and the extra point was good by Kaleb Rager.

The Red Devils took of with a 12-0 first quarter advantage, with Dallas Whitehead good for the TD on a nine yard run, and again on a four yard run-in. Each time, the two point conversion was no good.

Whitehead continued his romps in the second quarter, scoring from three yards out, first, with SFHS quarterback Brady McFarland finding Jonathan Doss for the extra two. Whitehead then was good on the carry for 13 yards into the end zone and South Fulton’s Dane Cirkles connected with Doss for the two point conversion, putting the Devils up 28-0.

Just before the first half ended, McFarland kept possession and made good on a 13 yard run, but the 2 point attempt failed.

At the half way mark, it was South Fulton, 34-0.

Red Devil Josh McKnight scored the touchdown in the third quarter, and then McFarland found Doss for the extra two, and a substantial 42-0 lead.

South Fulton had 421 total offensive yards to Halls’ 194.

The Red Devils accumulated 243 rushing yards, and 178 in the air on the night, with 20 first downs recorded, to the host’s 12.

In passing, McFarland had 178 yards in 11 completions on 15 attempts. The Tigers’ Tanner Belton had 37 and Lane Schenk, 12.

Whitehead led the Devils in rushing, 122 yards in 14 carries, and McKnight had 43 yards in 4 carries.

For receptions, South Fulton’s McKnight was good for 100 yards, Cirkles, 11, Doss, 64 and Mason Parrish, 3.