FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Deerfield stays perfect thanks to Kinslow's 5 TD passes

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

DUBLIN -- Quarterback Banks Kinslow passed himself right into the Deerfield record books Friday night, throwing five touchdowns in the Knights' 35-14 win against Trinity.

Five TDs in a game is a school record in itself, while Kinslow also broke the career touchdown mark set by Richmond Margeson back into 1992 as he reached 27 TD passes -- and counting. DWS coach Allen Lowe also believed that Kinslow had thrown for 15 TD passes this season -- which would break the old Knights record of 14.

Kinslow finished with 174 yards on 8-of-13 passing as he tossed two scores to Walker Lanier (33 and 25 yards) and one each to Rhett Cooper (1 yard), Michael Laslie (67 yards) and Gaughf Ivey (9 yards).

DWS kicker Trey Puckett was perfect on PATs on the night, while the Knights' defense also did another amazing job and now has held its last four opponents to a total of 20 points -- including two shutouts.

The offense outside of Kinslow, meanwhile, was no slouch either as the Knights' rushing attack ripped off 240 yards, led by Quentin Heard's 82, followed by 64 from Davis Moore, 46 from Noah Horton and 38 from James Tyson.

"We've got homecoming next week and Tiftarea coming to town, so we just need to buckle down and try and do it again," Lowe said.

DWS, the No. 1 -ranked team in the GISA Class AAA Coaches Poll and No. 5 in The Herald's Fab 5 Poll, improved to 7-0 on the season.



Ladonis Bryant had a career night Friday, rushing for three scores and 113 yards on 16 carries, and also intercepting a pass as the Bobcats improved to 2-5 overall and earned their first Region 1-AA win.

Bryant's scores came on runs from 29, 46 and 1 yard out, while Camery Flowers added a 70-yard gallop, Quayven Levatte scored from 39 yards out and J.J. McCray capped the scoring with an 18-yard rushing TD. Early also picked off five passes, including Bryant's as Flowers, Devontay Spencer, T.J. Allen and Shavon Wiggins all recorded interceptions.



The Cougars, led by Van Williams, rallied from a 3-0 hole at halftime to beat Westover, which got a 27-yard FG from Danny Brown as its only points on the night.

Westover's Dalviness Greene rushed for 69 yards and Patriots QB Justin Taylor threw two interceptions as Crisp scored on a 41-yard Williams rushing TD, then pulled off a little razzle-dazzle for its second score when Trevor Shealy passed the ball six yards to Luke Whitman, who performed the hook-and-ladder play to D.J. Jackson. Jackson then took the ball to the house for another 41-yard Crisp score. Westover fell to 2-5 on the season.



The Bearcats lost a crucial Region 1-AAAA game Friday, getting their only score from QB Aaron Hall.

Bainbridge led, 7-0, entering the fourth quarter, but watched its defense give up 14 unanswered points to fall to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in region play.



C.J. Hurley's 88-yard fumble return for a touchdown was the only bright spot in this game for the Rams. The lopsided loss drops Worth to 4-4 overall with a 2-2 region record in 1-AAA.



Dee Virgin had monster game for Seminole with 84 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He also added 103 yards receiving and a touchdown reception that brought his total to four for the game.

The win improves Seminole to 5-3 overall with a 4-1 region record.



Behind the tough running of T.T. Barber and Marvin Grant, Miller was able to make easy work of Calhoun County, 34-6, on Friday night.

Barber finished with a thumping 255 yard rushing on 15 carries and three rushing scores (35, 32 and 7 yards), while Grant finished with 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

"I was really happy with the offensive line," Miller coach Frank Killingsworth said. "We made some changes up front and the kids responded well."

On the defensive side for Miller, Ty Sheffield and Juwan Jones each finished with four tackles and two sacks, while Marcus Bullard came away with an interception. The win improves Miller to 5-2 overall with a 3-1 region record, while Calhoun fell to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in 1-A.

No final stats from Calhoun were available at press time.



Hornets coach Jim Morrell lamented missed opportunities Friday in a loss to the Greenwave that kept the Hornets (0-7, 0-4 in 1-A) winless on the season.

Trailing, 27-21, with four minutes to play, Kenny Randall picked off a Terrell pass, but the Hornets fumbled the ball on the very next play. The Greenwave then drove and scored to put the game -- a game that Pelham led, 14-7 at halftime -- officially out of reach.

"Seems like we just can't catch a break," Morrell said. "We had our chances and just couldn't do anything with it."

Scoring for Pelham was Calvin Shelton on a 6-yard pass from Caleb Morrell, while Darius Thomas recorded a 95-yard interception return for a TD and Denzel Jackson added a 10-yard TD run.

But it wasn't enough as Terrell County improved to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the Region 1-A race.

No final stats from Terrell County were available at press time.



Daylan Blanton had a huge day rushing for Randolph Southern, finishing with 112 yard on 16 carries and two touchdowns runs (28 and 3 yards).

He also had an impact on the defensive end, coming away with an interception in the win.

Blake Lamb also scored on a 12 yard run for Randolph as the win improves the Patriots to 4-4 overall with a 3-1 region record.