Devils burn Lions

Malachi Mize hauls in a pass during Friday's win at Section. He scored once on a 3-yard TD run.

Class 2A’s top-ranked Fyffe Red Devils continued their dominance of Region 8 with a 49-0 shutout win over the Section Lions.

Fyffe got their running game going less than three minutes into the game when Ike Rowell capped off their opening drive with a 4-yard touchdown run to put the Red Devils in the lead for good. Brody Dalton followed with his first of five PATs on the night to put Fyffe up 7-0 with 9:23 to go in the first.

Fyffe’s defense forced a quick stop and then doubled their lead when Malachi Mize punched the ball across the goal line with 5:50 to go in the first.

Fyffe’s defense then got in on the early scoring spree when junior defensive lineman Jacob Mitchell scooped up a dropped Section lateral and ran it back 20 yards to the end zone to put Fyffe ahead 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Ike Rowell found the end zone for a second time less than a minute into the second quarter on an 11-yard score.

Kyle Dukes stretched the lead to 34 when he scored from 23 yards out with 6:48 to go in the first half.

Section then gave the Red Devils two more points when they had a snap on a punt roll through the back of the end zone for a safety.

Fyffe then closed out the first half with a 14-yard touchdown run from Tyler Machen to make the score 43-0 at the break.

Fyffe added one more touchdown in the second half. This one came in the last minute of the third on a 1-yard dive from Brodie Hicks and made the score 49-0.

Both Fyffe and Section will stay in regional action next week. The Red Devils will host Collinsville while the Lions travel to face the Ider Hornets.

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