Devils' road trip results not favorable

by Benita Fuzzell

McKenzie High School Rebels maintained their winning gridiron record for the 2022 football season Sept. 2, hosting, and defeating the South Fulton Red Devils, 54-6.

South Fulton’s lone touchdown came by way of a third quarter Brady McFarland pass to Conner Allen, for 79 yards. The two-point conversion attempt was not good.

McKenzie took the lead in the first quarter, 35-0, put 10 points on the board in the second, leading 45-0 at the half, and tacked on 7 and 2 in the third and fourth quarter, respectively.

Red Devil Dallas Whitehead accumulated 45 yards in 15 carries for rushing, with Josh McKnight making 6 yards in three carries, Bryant Kimmons, 3 yards in two carries and Brady McFarland, 3 yards in four carries.

For McKenzie, Marquis Taylor accumulated 127 yards from six carries.

Dane Cirkles had 39 yards from three receptions for the Red Devils, and Allen, 95 yards on two connections. Whitehead was held to -3 yards on three receptions.

Defensively, South Fulton’s Will Clapper and Bryant Kimmons topped their team with 6 tackles each; Joseph Mathias had 5 on the night; Connor Lawrence, Zach Hannan and Tim Davis, 4 tackles each; Conner Allen and Connor O’Neal, 2 tackles; and Jacob Nagel, 1.5. Nate Little and Harley Nagel had 1 tackle a piece.

Offensively, the Red Devils had 185 yards, to the Rebels’ 492. South Fulton came away with 6 first downs, McKenzie, 12.

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