Fort Dale Jr High posts 36-0 win, set for Morgan

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2004

The Fort Dale Junior High team got homecoming week started with a 36-0 victory over Monroe Academy on the road Tuesday night.

The Eagles will end their season Tuesday night against Morgan Academy in Selma.

Tuesday night, Fort Dale took after their older counter parts and relied on a strong rushing attack to set the tempo for the night.

As a team the Eagles rushed for 362 yards on 27 carries.

Blake Mullins and Barry Boan were the leading rushers for the squad. Mullins carried the ball seven times for 94 yards and a touchdown, followed by Boan who carried five times for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

In the second half, seventh grade reserve quarterback Dustin Till took the field and found himself scrambling around.

Running for his life paid off, he had three carries for 93 yards including a 62 yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter.

"We did a lot better than what we did last Tuesday night," said Clint Lowery, coach of the Eagles. "When we played Hooper, we came out flat. But Tuesday night, we played great from start to finish. The thing about the Monroe game was that we hit. "

"I don't think I've ever been at a football game on the Junior Varsity level where there has been more hitting. We aren't bigger or faster, but we usually win because we out hit the other team."

The Eagles struggled to find the end zone in the first half.

Boan took a hand and rumbled into the end zone for the first point of the game, a 9-yard touchdown run. The point after was good and the Eagles led 7-0.

Later in the first half, he found the end zone again, this time from 12-yards away.

The Eagles went into the locker room leading 14-0 at the half.

It was a different story in the second half.

Fort Dale scored early and scored often to put the game out of the Volunteers reach.

After the kickoff to open the half, Fort Dale took over on offense.

On the first play from scrimmage, Mullins took the handoff down the field for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Fort Dales following possession had the same result. Quarterback Casey Weston called his own number and carried the ball 42 yards for a touchdown.

Weston finished the night 3-of-6 for 49 yards.

Fort Dale's final score came late in the game.

Till has begun to take snaps under center and found a hole in the defense and raced through from 62 yards out for the touchdown.

Defensive Coordinator Scott Yancey had his defense in top form as they shut the Vols offense down.

Mullins and Boan also proved that they were as dominant on the defensive side of the ball as they were the offensive. Both athletes recorded seven tackles.

Adam Vickery and Bobby Martin also found their names in the stat column when they each recovered a fumble.