Blue Devils thump Chilhowie 48-22 to improve to 2-0

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Grayson County opened up a 28-0 lead and notched its first-ever win over the Warriors.


 CHILHOWIE –– Grayson County zipped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and posted its most impressive win in at least three years Friday with a 48-22 pounding of Chilhowie.

The Blue Devils, 2-0 for the first time since 2003, racked up 470 yards in total offense, including 295 yards on 48 rushing attempts.

Chilhowie (1-1) cut the 28-point deficit to 35-22 on the first play of the fourth quarter on Aaron Conley’s 29-yard run, but Grayson County finished with a flurry, getting a 57-yard Spencer Roberts touchdown reception and a scoring run of 25 yards by Logan Watson to pull away.

The Devils owned the first half, scoring three minutes into the game on Ethan Hash’s 1-yard run. Xavier Rodriguez darted in from 8 yards out late in the quarter as Grayson took a 14-0 lead.

Mikey Rodgers hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Hash late in the half, and the Blue Devils were able to beat the clock for one more score, an 18-yard Eric Harvey touchdown catch with no time left in the half for a 28-0 lead.

Brett Johnson carried it over from 21 yards out to give Chilhowie its first score a little more than a minute into the third quarter, but Darren Anderson countered with a 35-yard run for the Devils.

Conley grabbed a 65-yard scoring strike from Rhett Sturgill to close the third quarter.

Rodriguez and Anderson led the Grayson ground game, Rodriguez with 132 yards on 21 carries and Anderson adding 90 yards on 12 attempts. Hash completed 6-of-13 passes for 175 yards. Rodgers had two catches for 73 yards.



Grayson County......14  14  7  13––47

Chilhowie.................0    0  14  8––22


First quarter

GC–Hash 1 run (Ruiz kick) 9:16

GC–Rodriguez 8 run (Ruiz kick) 3:41

Second quarter

GC–Mk.Rodgers 60 pass from Hash (Rodriguez kick) 4:24

GC–Harvey 18 pass from Hash (kick failed) 0:00

Third quarter

Ch–Johnson 21 run (kick failed) 10:53

GC–Anderson 35 run (Ruiz kick) 2:01

Ch–Conley 65 pass from Rh.Sturgill (Johnson run)1:46

Fourth quarter

Ch–Conley 29 run (Rh.Sturgill run) 11:51

GC–Roberts 57 pass from Hash (kick failed) 10:15

GC–Watson 25 run (Ruiz kick) 5:25


                                   GC   Chil

First downs                   14   7

Rushes-yards         48-295   29-197

Yards passing              175   120

Comp-Att-Int          6-14-1   5-15-1

Return yards                 46   141

Punts-average         4-21.3   4-34.0

Fumbles-lost                 1-1   3-3

Penalties-yards            5-50   5-50



RUSHING—Grayson County, Rodriguez 21-132, Anderson 12-90, Hash 8-44, Watson 1-25, McMillian 1-5, Mx.Rodgers 2-2, Roberts 1-0, Smith 1-(-1), Cowley 1-(-2). Chilhowie, Conley 12-96, Johnson 9-82, Sturgill 4-9, Ashby 2-9, Gillespie 1-2, Thomas 1-(-2).

PASSING–Grayson County, Hash 6-13-1-175, Rodriguez 0-1-0-0. Chilhowie, Rh.Sturgill 5-15-1-120.

RECEIVING–Grayson County, Mk.Rodgers 2-73, Roberts 1-57, Harvey 2-34. Chilhowie, Conley 2-68, Re.Sturgill 1-37, Austin 1-14, Johnson 1-1.