|By Gaylen Duskey |
St. Marys is the top-ranked Class A team in West Virginia and on a drizzly night at Imlay Field it showed Calhoun just why.
The Blue Devils took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. It scored again when it picked up a Calhoun fumble and rambled into the end zone. On Calhoun's next offensive series it was deja vu all over again as the Blue Devils picked up another fumble and once again raced into the end zone.
As a matter of fact the score was 19-0 before the Blue Devils ever ran an offensive play in the 65-0 St. Marys victory.
Folks had not even settled into their seats before Addison O'Brien took the opening kickoff and streaked 73 yards for the touchdown. The quick score at 11:51 of the game proved to be all the points the Blue Devils would need, although Wesley Parsons did kick the extra point and a and a 7-0 lead.
After that it was Jarrett Bills scoring on a recovered Red Devils' fumble making it 13-0. Parsons missed … one of the very, very few miscues the Blue Devils would make.
Then Corey Stewart picked up a Calhoun fumble and scored. Parsons missed again but by this point the accuracy of the place kicker was pretty much a moot point.
Then the Blue Devils finally got to run their offense and the offense didn't disappoint as two more first quarter touchdowns made it 32-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Blue Devils, 6-0, added 14 in the second period for a 46-0 halftime lead.
The Blue Devils only scored 19 more in the second half but it was able to post a shut out when it stopped Calhoun's best drive of the evening at the (St. Marys) five with about nine minutes to play.
The Blue Devils were able to come away with a “return quadruple” as it also had a punt return for a touchdown and a pass interception for a touchdown. Overall the Blue Devils had five return touchdowns.
On the game Calhoun had 127 yards total offense with 69 coming via pass and 58 rushing.
Cole Ritchie led the Calhoun ground attack with 56 yards on 18 carries while Seth Moore added 18 on 10 attempts.
Casey Ritchie passed for 69 yards hitting on six of 14 passes. Ethyn Miller led the way with two receptions for 39 yards while Dakota Jarvis caught two for 25 yards.
Calhoun, 2-5, returns to action Friday night when it plays host to 6th ranked Tug Valley in the final home game of the season for the Red Devils. St. Marys is at Magnolia.