MOODY – Head coach Adam Wallace picked up his first win as a coach as the Moody Blue Devils outscored St. Clair County 15-0 in the fourth quarter to beat the Saints 41-20.
Rashaad Clark was the ace in the hole for the Blue Devil offense as he rushed for 341 yards on 34 carries and scored four touchdowns. All four touchdowns were in the second half.
Wallace said Clark is one of the few players who has to go both ways during a game.
“He played his tail off tonight,” Wallace said. “That goes back to our offensive line as they were mashing folks all night long. That was our game plan – to establish the run and keep the football away from their playmakers.”
SCCHS scored two touchdowns in the first quarter as quarterback Cade Golden hooked up with Desmond Byers for a 12-yard strike and then Braxton Ragland for a 77-yard bomb to lead 13-6 after one.
Moody’s Christian Archer recovered a Saint fumble in the end zone to tie the game 13-13 at halftime.
Clark’s touchdown runs in the second half covered 15, 62, 8 and 12 yards.
St. Clair’s only score in the second half was when Jovan Ousley blocked a Moody punt and Rodney Jones picked it up and raced 60 yards for the score.
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Wallace said any time you can beat your county rivals, it is a huge win.
“St. Clair has a good football team, and Matt (Glover) always has them very well prepared,” he said. “For us to come out on top is a huge deal. It’s also a big region win for us. I couldn’t be more proud as a football coach than I am right now.”
SCCHS head coach Matt Glover said his team was in the game for three quarters.
“Then bad things started happening in the fourth quarter,” he said. “We have to learn to overcome bad things. We played good for three quarters, and then they took it to us in the fourth quarter. We couldn’t stop them.”
Moody will host 3-0 Sylacauga Friday in a region matchup while SCCHS will play its first home game of the season against 2-1 Mortimer Jordan.
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