WMS shuts out Bradford 38-0

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By Steve Jarboe

Contributing Writer

If the Williston Middle School football fans were excited last week when the Red Devils shut out the Chiefland Middle School squad 48-0, their excitement continued Thursday night Sept. 27, at Booster Stadium.

The entire first half was played in a constant down pour of rain as the teams took the field following a short delay.

WMS running backs T.J. Pitts and KaDarrel Kennedy ran at will through the Bradford Middle School defense as they accounted for the five first half Red Devil touchdowns. 

The WMS offense that put on an air show last week against the CMS as WMS quarterback Britton Hall threw for five touchdowns in that win, were forced to a ground attack by the rain.

The Red Devils’ Pitts, broke the game open on the Red Devils’ second play of the game with a 58 yard run to the end zone. Kennedy scored the 2 point try as the Red Devils went up 8-0.

Following the kickoff Bradford fumbled and Pitts picked up the loose ball and raced to the end zone for his second touchdown of the game. Hall scored the 2 point conversion and the Red Devils were up 16-0 in the wet first quarter.

After several plays the Bradford quarterback fumbled the football again and WMS Grayson fell on the loose ball. 

The rain let up slightly and Hall found Reggie Days with a quick pass for the third Red Devil touchdown of the first quarter. Pitts scored the 2 point try as the WMS Red Devils took a 24-0 lead with over two minutes remaining in the first quarter. 

On the Red Devils first possession of the second quarter Kennedy found the end zone from 16 yards out for the Red Devils. The 2-point try failed as the Red Devils held a 30-0 lead.

Bradford had their best drive of the game before turning the ball over on downs at the Red Devil 45 yard line. Two plays later Pitts picked up his third touchdown of the game with a nifty 30 yard run. WMS Chris Finley scored the 2 point conversion as the Red Devils were now leading 38-0.

Following the second half kickoff the Red Devils began to empty their bench and the teams played even football for the entire second half. Neither team could get any momentum as the rain had stopped but the field was wet and the football seemed to be too slippery as both teams continued to turn the football over time and time again.