Dutch Fork strikes again in shutout

BLYTHEWOOD -The Blythewood Bengals looked to defend their home turf during the week of their homecoming ceremonies, but the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes had other plans for the Bengals’ celebration. Dutch Fork spoiled the Bengals homecoming with a runaway 58-0 victory over Blythewood, putting Blythewood at 3-4 on the year and 1-2 in region play.

“We’ve been decimated by injuries the past couple of weeks,” Bengals’ head coach Brian Smith said. “Lost another starter (Kevon Catoe) last week to a concussion, whenever you’re getting ready for a team of Dutch Fork’s caliber that’s very hard to fill in those gaps, you’ve got to be full strength to play a team like that.”

Quentin Singleton (6) soldiers through the charging Dutch Fork tacklers. | Photo/Ross Burton

Dutch Fork, during the span of the last two weeks, has outscored Blythewood and Westwood 125-7. Silver Fox running back Bryce Thompson had his fair share of success against both schools, and over the last two weeks combined for 221 yards with eight touchdowns.

Thompson ripped off four touchdowns on the ground against the Bengals on 127 yards rushing and picked up 74 receiving yards with another touchdown by way of the pass, but it was the quarterback who found glory first. Graeson Underwood snuck into the end-zone on a QB keeper as the first quarter expired.

Underwood connected to Thompson, and Thompson evaded the Bengals defense en-route to a 67-yard touchdown. Dutch Fork struck again with under four minutes left in the half, courtesy of a short rushing score from Thompson.

Things went from bad to worse for the Bengals when their punt was blocked, forcing the punter to kick the ball out of the back of the end-zone to avoid a touchdown. Still, the Bengals surrendered the safety.

Thompson clocked his second touchdown of the half with another short run right as the first half expired. The Silver Foxes rushed out to a 30-0 lead by halftime, even after the slow first quarter.

A familiar sight opened the second half as Thompson found his way into the end-zone from just a few yards out. He followed that with his fourth and final touchdown of the night, again from short-yardage.

Next, Underwood got back in on the scoring action with a six-yard touchdown pass to Jalin Hyatt, and Jon Hall capped off the 58-0 shutout with a short touchdown scamper. The Bengals only managed 119 total yards, just five first downs and have only scored seven points the last two weeks.

This week Blythewood has a bye week. “The bye week will help heal some wounds, the guys are fighting the best the can, we’ve just gotta get healthy, that’s the main thing. We’ve got to keep fighting and find a way to get it done,” Davis said.

Following their week off, Blythewood faces region foe Lexington on Oct. 13. “They’re a very good team, they’ve only lost two games all year and right now I believe they’re 2-1 in the region. We’re playing at Lexington, always a tough place to play historically. It’s going to be a great a battle I believe.”

SCORING
DFHS– 7-23-21-7-58

BHS – 0-0-0-0-0

TEAM STATS           BHS                        DFHS

First Downs                      7                             25

Rushes-Yards                  30-105                  46-223

Passing Yards                  14                           216

Att-Com-TD-Int              3-10-0-2              12-22-2-0

Penalties-Yards               3-15                 4-39

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Blythewood – Jaylon Boyd 12-41, Brady Carson 2-16, Brandon Edwards 6-14, Davion Blackwell 2-18, Quentin Singleton 2-4, Corey Williams 4-12. Dutch Fork – Graeson Underwood 3-22, Bryce Thompson 24-127, Josue Paredes 9-28, Gage Zirke 3-16, Jon Hall 5-21, Tyler Olenchuk 2-9.

PASSING: Blythewood – Quentin Singleton 3-10, 14 yards, two interceptions. Dutch Fork – Graeson Underwood 9-18, 186 yards; Andrew Jamison 2-3, 13 yards; Tyler Olenchuk 1-1, 17 yards.

RECEIVING: Blythewood –  Tevin Thorn 1-5, Jakob Ownes 1-4, Leshun Mcgreer 1-5. Dutch Fork – Taj Thomas 1-31, Elijah Ngugi 1-0, Bryce Thompson 2-74, Josue Paredes 2-12, Gage Zirke 1-5, Jon Hall 2-21, Jalin Hyatt 2-50, Jordan Springs 1-23.