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Champs!

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WMS clobbers Branford 66-14

By Steve Jarboe

After an overwhelming championship season, the Williston Middle School Red Devils made it official in a huge way as they won the SMAC Championship Monday Night Oct.22, as they ripped the Bradford Middle School Hurricanes 66-14. 

Those Middle School Red Devils were simply awesome from the opening kickoff right to the fourth quarter as they scored at will taking a 28-0 lead in the first quarter. The Red Devils then extended their lead to 36-0 with just over 6 minutes left in the first half. 

The Hurricanes then began to move the football for the first time in the game. Bradford scored their first touchdown as they got behind the Red Devil defense for a touchdown. The 2 point PAT was good and the Hurricanes pulled the game to a 36-8 score. 

Bradford then took advantage again of the Red Devils with an on sides kick that they recovered. The Hurricanes then went right in for their second touchdown, by Oliver Griffin. The two point try failed as the score now stood at 36-14.

These two miscues by the Red Devil defense must have spurred them on. 

With 1:05 left on the clock, Quarterback Britton Hall connected with T.J. Pitts for a 55 yard touchdown pass. Hall then ran the 2-point try for a 44-14 lead. On the ensuing kickoff with 53 seconds remaining till halftime, the Red Devils stopped the Hurricanes. On their first play Hall intercepted the Hurricane pass. Then with just 30 seconds on the clock, Pitts broke loose for a 35 yard touchdown run lifting the Red Devils to a 50-14 lead. The Reggie Days 2-point try put the Red Devils ahead 52-14 at the halftime intermission. 

Hall had two running touchdowns, passed for two, and Pitts had two running touchdowns, and Days added one touchdown for the Red Devils. Griffin had both touchdowns for the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes took the second half kickoff but the Red Devil defense stopped them, taking over on downs. A Hall to Pitts 35 yard touchdown pass followed by an Adrain McCray 2-point PAT moved the Red Devils to a 60-14 lead. 

With the bench players now in the game for the Red Devils the Hurricanes were unable to answer the Red Devils. In the fourth and final quarter of a game now with starters out on both sides, McCray broke loose for a 55 yard Red Devil touchdown for the final score of the game. The 2-point try fell inches short as the Red Devils took the SMAC Championship with a 66-14 win.