Deerfield dominates Trinity, 45-14

ALBANY -- The only drama Friday night at Webb Memorial Stadium was the split second before the PA announcer declared Morgan Sumners as Deerfield-Windsor's 2011 Homecoming queen.

The football game between Deerfield and Trinity Christian? That was never in doubt.

The Knights quickly ran out to a 35-0 lead 13 minutes into the game and cruised to a 45-14 victory against an overmatched Trinity Christian squad that fell to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in GISA Region 2-AAA.

The Knights (6-1, 5-0), who had five different players score touchdowns in the first half, were having all kinds of fun during their fifth victory in a row.

"It's very fun to play with all of the guys. ... It's an incredible feeling, even when the younger guys go in," said Deerfield senior Gaughf Ivey, referring to the second half when the Knights' 'B' team took the field. "When they go in, it's still fun. You are cheering them on, and you are seeing them growing up."

Junior running back Kh'ron McClain got things started for the Knights with a 14-yard rushing touchdown that capped an opening drive that went for 68 yards in just under two minutes.

Deerfield's next two offensive drives were even shorter.

After a Trinity punt, DWS quarterback Dallas Margeson hit Davis Hines in stride down the sideline for a 47-yard touchdown on the opening play of the drive. After another three-and-out and punt from Trinity, Ivey immediately broke free for a 54-yard rushing touchdown giving the Knights three touchdowns on three consecutive offensive plays.

It was just the kind of evening for the Knights where everything was clicking.

"I think we are spreading the ball around," DWS coach Allen Lowe said. "I really feel pretty good about the way we are executing on offense. And I still think defensively we are a good football team."

At the end of the first quarter, the Knights led 21-0 and had 131 rushing yards and 68 passing yards. Trinity had just one first down and three punts.

"As great as a team as Deerfield is, they are a class act. They really do things right," Trinity coach Buddy Woodard said. "It's an honor to be on the field with such a good program that we want to emulate.

"We kept watching the film (from last year when DWS went 13-0 and won the GISA Class AAA State Championship) and we said, 'man, they are not as ... wait, yeah they are.' We tried to find something they weren't as good at, but we couldn't."

The Knights kept on coming in the second quarter, where they scored on the opening play on an 8-yard run by Quentin Heard. Thirty-five seconds later, McClain ran back an interception 65 yards for his second pick-six this season.

"When I caught it, I just saw all of my defensive players turn around and start blocking," said McClain, who finished with 25 rushing yards on two carries. "I just started following where the holes were opening up."

DWS junior Ethan Bruck finished off the first-half scoring with a one-yard rushing touchdown with 1:46 left in the second quarter. Bruck, who was one of 12 DWS runners to carry the ball Friday, had a team-high eight rushes. The Knights rushed for 260 total yards and had six players with 25 or more yards on the ground -- Ivey (62), Ke'Marvin Pitts (52), Heard (50), Matthew Fox (40), Bruck (31) and McClain (25).

Margeson finished the game 2-for-2 with 68 yards and a touchdown.

The only points Deerfield put on the board in the second half were from a Harry Vildibill 33-yard field goal, while Trinity running back Patrick Evans scored a pair of touchdowns.

Evans rushed for 134 yards, which amounted for all but 11 of his team's total yards in the game. The senior, who broke off a 48-yard run late in the game, only had 34 yards at halftime and got taken down in the backfield several times by a Deerfield defense who still isn't at full force because of injuries to leading tackler James Tyson and lineman Harrison Houston.

The Knights will look to keep their winning streak alive next Friday when they host region foe Tiftarea Academy, a team they beat 31-3 last season.


ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 6 months ago

Why do all of these articles indicate "3 Comments" when none of them have even 1?


supersquawker 2 years, 6 months ago

Hey Knights don't give up on that Herald Fab Five!! When Monroe and Lee County wind up with losing seasons, with records under .500 maybe somebody will give you a look! Hey it's happened every year.....eventually they have to give it up for a local winner!


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