Football playoffs: Clay Central defense helps carry the day
by Star staff
Nov 15, 2013 | 1744 views |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CENTERVILLE — Clay Central dominated from the first snap to the last in a 23-6 win over Bibb County to advance to the Class 4A quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

The Volunteers (10-2) will face Charles Henderson (12-0), which beat Childersburg 35-0.

Clay Central rushed for 307 yards and took a 16-0 lead going into halftime after Jaylon Lyles scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter.

JoJo Staples scored on a 4-yard run, which was set up by a 94-yard run by Lyles in the second quarter.

In addition, the Volunteers’ defense forced a safety.

Bibb County started the second half by scoring its only touchdown of the game.

Clay Central responded with Deidric Rutledge scoring on a 61-yard run to seal the deal in the second-round contest.

Lyles rushed for 209 yards on 24 carries, passing the 2,000-yard mark for season. He sits at 2,055 yards. Rutledge had 71 yards on five carries.

The Clay Central defense intercepted five passes.

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