ECHS mauls Panthers on road

Published 12:53 pm Monday, October 29, 2007

By By Matthew Nascone
Rico Stallworth and Katral James provided 384 of the Escambia County Blue Devils' 458 total yards of offense Friday night in Selma.
Stallworth, the freshman quarterback, was 10-for-15 through the air for 135 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the 36-14 win over Southside-Selma. He added 106 yards and a score on seven carries rushing the ball.
James, the senior running back, had 143 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 17 carries and caught two balls from Stallworth, including a touchdown.
"We spread the ball around with our offense tonight," ECHS head coach Kyle Davis said. "Rico and Katral both had great nights and it was a good win for our team."
The Blue Devils (7-2, 6-1 AHSAA Class 4A, Region 1) also had production from senior wide receiver Josh McCants. McCants caught five passes for 80 yards and one touchdown.
"All of our skill players had a good night," Davis said. "The offensive line blocked great and the entire defense played great. It was a great team effort for the win."
Defensively, senior defensive lineman James Lykes led the way with five tackles and one sack. Senior defensive end Jarrod Jefferson added four tackles and junior linebacker Fred James had one interception.
The win secured the No. 2 seed in Region 1 for ECHS. The Blue Devils will face Elmore County in the first round of the AHSAA playoffs Friday at Herbert Barnes Stadium in Atmore.
In other region action, W.S. Neal defeated T.R. Miller 14-8 in overtime to secure the No. 3 seed in Region 1. Miller will enter the playoffs as the No. 4 seed from Region 1.
Thomasville destroyed Monroe County 63-0 Friday and the Tigers will enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed from Region 1.

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