Blue Devils hang 60 on Butler

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Coming off a close loss to Guntersville last week, Etowah stayed in the playoff chase in Class 5A, Region 7 with a 60-6 win on Friday over Butler in Huntsville. 

The win allowed the Blue Devils (4-3, 4-1) to take a firm grip on second place in the region.

“We came off a tough loss last week to Guntersville and we worked on us this week,” said Etowah head coach Drew Noles. “We gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown and had a few extra point problems, but overall I’m pleased with the way we bounced back.”

Jalen Williams got the Blue Devils out fast, returning the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown. 

Butler return man Travon Garner returned the favor, taking the ensuing kickoff 78 yards to close the gap to 7-6. 

From there, however, Etowah would score six more touchdowns. 

Stacy Williams scored three times and gained 117 yards on eight carries. Paul Ruiz added two touchdowns and finished the first half with 120 yards on nine carries. Caleb Horton also scored a first-half touchdown.

In the second half, the Blue Devils scored twice on runs by Horton and Harrison Thomas.

Etowah held Butler to only 113 total yards while putting up 409 total yards, including 387 on the ground.

Etowah visits Boaz next week for more region action.

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