PERKINS — The Perkins-Tryon Demons used its wishbone offense to control the game for nearly 40 minutes and run away with a 32-14 win over the McLoud Redskins.
The Demons ate up clock through 3 1/2 quarters, jumping to a 32-0 lead before the second team defense let in a couple of late scores with less than five minutes to play.
The game was called with just over a minute left after a Perkins player became ill. Perkins is 2-0 this season.
“I was real proud of our offense,” Perkins-Tryon head coach Lloyd Wertman said. “Our defense was very stingy and our special teams, I’m excited about those too.”
The Demons used a powerful running game to maintain possession through nearly all the first three quarters. In all, Perkins used 10 different running backs on 42 rushing plays.
Perkins junior Brady Huckabay led the game with 86 yards and a score on seven carries, but 80 of those yards came on one run. Kenneth Allen had 23 yards and two scores on five carries for the Demons.
The senior also had a team high five tackles from the middle linebacker spot.
“It was exciting,” Allen said. “I’m dumbfounded, speechless. I kind of expected it, but I was nervous too.”
McLoud struggled to get going until the Demons began taking starters out late in the fourth quarter.