Foxes Flay Bengals

Chris Woodall (1) can't hang on to Jordyn Adams' pass Friday night at Dutch Fork. (Photo/Jason Arthur)

Chris Woodall (1) can’t hang on to Jordyn Adams’ pass Friday night at Dutch Fork. (Photo/Jason Arthur)

IRMO (Oct. 3, 2016) – The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes improved their undefeated record to 6-0 Friday night with a 35-13 win over the now 5-2 Blythewood Bengals. The usually stout Bengal defense surrendered 402 yards of total offense, and Dutch Fork scored four touchdowns on four opportunities inside the Blythewood red-zone.

“They were pretty much just out muscling us,” Bengals’ head coach Dan Morgan said. “They’re just big, they run the ball well and in order for us to also defend those receivers it left us a little thin in the box to try to stop their running game.”

Ron Hoff started the Silver Fox scoring barrage with a 12-yard rushing score on the first possession of the game. The Hoff run complimented a long drive that spanned 11 plays, covered 61 yards and chewed up 5:24 of clock.

Blythewood’s early deficit grew after they fumbled on their first drive, and Dutch Fork converted the turnover into a 38-yard passing touchdown from Reese Nichols to Ward Hacklen. Things went from bad to worse for the Bengals when they ended the first quarter with a turnover on downs.

“They’re a matchup problem for us,” Morgan said. “Their size – we’re fast up front but we’re not huge up front and it makes it tough when you got all those boys that can just plow down the field.”

Hoff collected his second rushing touchdown of the game on Dutch Fork’s next possession, after Blythewood’s turnover on downs. Hoff’s 2-yard score extended the Silver Fox lead to three possessions.

The Bengals’ offense could not get out of their own way to mount any type of first half comeback. They tossed interceptions on three straight drives and had a touchdown called back by a block in the back penalty.

Blythewood opened the second half with much more intensity than they had shown in the first. It took only three plays and 54 seconds into the second half for Jordyn Adams to connect with Kameron Riley for a 31-yard score.

“It was a huge up-field battle,” Morgan said. “The biggest thing was our kids, I’m so proud of them. Our kids did not quit one bit. We had a lot of chaos here in the first half just trying to get settled in and really halftime was the first chance we got to get our thoughts collected and get everybody settled down.”

A flashy Nichols jump-pass touchdown from 4 yards out on Dutch Fork’s next drive extended the lead back to three scores, but Blythewood was not quiet done with their rally.

Adams bolted in the end zone from 48 yards out to bring the Bengals back within two scores, with three minutes left in the third.

On the ensuing kickoff, Blythewood shocked the Silver Foxes with an onside kick and recovery. This left the Bengals with excellent field position at Dutch Fork’s 44-yard line, but the Silver Foxes held them to a three-and-out on the most important defensive stand of the game.

“That was tough,” Morgan said. “We really gained a lot of momentum. We had them, I think, on their heels briefly there, and I think if we were able to put it in, we could’ve made it a little more interesting, and maybe even if we get a little pressure on them, maybe they would’ve cracked, but it sure would have been a lot more fun to find out.”

Dutch Fork drove the dagger into the Bengals on the next drive when they took ball 77 yards over 12 plays, and 5:38. Nichols ended the drive with a 7-yard rushing touchdown.

“It was a lot of fun, but they’re one heck of a ball club,” Morgan said. “That offense, the offensive line is just so strong, you’re so worried about all those wide receivers, it’s a tough situation to defend that team. We hope we get another shot at them.”

The game was all but over when Blythewood star quarterback Jordyn Adams came up limping. According to Morgan the injury was a minor sprain that should not create any problems going forward.

Next up on the slate for the Bengals after their bye-week will be the Lexington Wildcats at home on Oct. 13. Both Lexington and Blythewood sport an identical 5-2 overall record, as well as a 2-1 regional record.

 

BHS: 0-0-13-0 – 13

DFHS: 14-7-7-7 – 35

 

Scoring

First Quarter

DF – Ron Hoff 12 run (Ford Williams kick). 6:36.

DF – Ward Hacklen 38 pass from Reese Nichols (F. Williams kick). 4:16.

Second Quarter

DF – R. Hoff 2 run (F. Williams kick). 11:07.

Third Quarter

BHS – Kameron Riley 31 pass from Jordyn Adams (Ben Kline kick). 11:06.

DF – Bryson Cannon 4 pass from R. Nichols (F. Williams kick). 5:37.

BHS – J. Adams 48 runs (kick failed). 3:00.

Fourth Quarter

DF – R. Nichols 7 run (F. Williams kick). 8:07.

 

TEAM STATS

BHS                                        DFHS

First Downs                        16                                           23

Rushes-Yards                     25-120                                   41-267

Passing Yards                     206                                         135

C-A-I-TD                               16-26-3-1                             13-22-1-2

Fumbles-Lost                        3-1                                          0-0

Penalties-Yards                   8-91                                       6-71

 

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: DF – Ron Hoff 25-170, Reese Nichols 12-63, Jessie Ragin 3-25, Josue Paredes 1-9. BHS – Jordyn Adams 13-57, Chris Woodall 8-50, Jeffery Watkins 3-14, Quentin Singleton 1-(-1).

RECEIVING: DF – Bobby Irby 4-13, Ron Hoff 3-43, Bryson Cannon 3-20, Ward Hacklen 2-46, Austin Conner 1-13. BHS – Kameron Riley 5-94, Kenny Benton 5-60, Chris Woodall 3-19, Terrance Coates 2-25, Roger Carter 1-8.

PASSING: DF – Reese Nichols 13-22, 135 yards, 2 TDs, INT. BHS – Jordyn Adams 16-26, 206 yards, TD, 3 INTs.

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