By Deunte Marshall/Messenger Sports Correspondent
Etowah defeated Brewer, 48-8, by accomplishing success on all three phases of the game last Friday in Attalla.
The Blue Devils (2-1, 1-1) didn’t start as well as they would have liked, but the Etowah defense stepped up as Jake Duckett dove for an interception with 8:21 remaining in the first quarter. After that swing of momentum, the Blue Devil offense drove down the field and scored on a seven-yard run by Devin Horton to open the second quarter.
Etowah took to the air for the next score, as Tyler Bishop connected with Dakota Parrish on a 49-yard touchdown strike with 3:09 remaining in the first half.
Etowah wasn’t done scoring in the half, as Devin Horton took the ensuing punt 55 yards for a score to give Etowah 20-0 lead at the break.
The Etowah offense did not let up, as Horton scored his third TD of the game with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Dominick Pinson ran in the two-point conversion to put the Blue Devils up 28-0.
Coby Bryant’s interception return for a touchdown gave Etowah a 35-0 lead with 3:37 remaining in the third quarter.
The Blue Devils tacked on another score on Pinson’s six-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Patriots finally found the end zone with 3:44 remaining in the game, but Etowah answered back with a 62-yard touchdown with 3:21 left.
Pinson and Horton combined for over 150 all-purpose yards.
Etowah hosts region opponent Columbia on Friday. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Huntsville.