Demopolis tallies 583 yards, 70 points in rout of Jemison

A.J. Besteder breaks into the open for a touchdown run.

A.J. Besteder breaks into the open for a touchdown run.

JEMISON — It took Demopolis all of three plays to score and less than 12 minutes to put the game out of reach Friday night as it ran to a 70-0 win over Region 4 foe Jemison.

“It’s about having your foot on their throat and you keep it there. That’s really what we’ve been preaching to them. You can’t have letdowns,” Demopolis coach Stacy Luker said of his team. “They did what we asked them to do, come out and take care of business. I felt like we had the better football team and we just had to come out and execute. We did that tonight.”

Jamarcus Ezell fires a touchdown pass to Logan McVay.

Jamarcus Ezell fires a touchdown pass to Logan McVay.

Logan McVay took a pass from Jamarcus Ezell 65 yards for a score to put Demopolis up with 9:24 remaining in the first quarter. Drew Jones doubled the lead with 5:13 to play in the opening frame when he scored on a 13-yard run.

After Marcus Wright blocked a Jemison punt, Jay Craig took the ensuing handoff and went 11 yards for a 21-0 lead. McVay found the end zone again with 1:10 to go in the first when he scored on a 58-yard run.

Keishaun Scott kept the momentum rolling in the second quarter when he went 60 yards for a 35-0 lead. The Tigers then saw Russ Logan pick off a pass and return it to the Panther 21. On the next play, Ezell scrambled out of trouble, cut back across the field and scored on a 19-yard scamper to up the lead to 42-0.

After an A.J. Jackson 40-yard touchdown run that was called back due to a blocking infraction, William Wilkins rumbled for a 16-yard touchdown to stretch it to 49-0.

Logan McVay takes a Jamarcus Ezell pass to the end zone for a touchdown.

Logan McVay takes a Jamarcus Ezell pass to the end zone for a touchdown.

The Tigers opened the second half with a 65-yard drive that took nine plays and saw freshman Antonio Besteder score on a 1-yard run with 7:41 to go in the third.

Tavion Brown halted the next Jemison march by scooping a fumble and returning it 55 yards to the Jemison 5. Brown then finished what he started with a 5-yard touchdown run to make it 63-0.

Jemison then went 73 yards in 12 plays only to fumble the ball on the Demopolis 2. Two plays later, Besteder went 92 yards up the middle for his second touchdown of the night to make it 70-0.

Rahmeel Cook (44), Marcus Wright (bottom) and Erin White (45) stop Jemison's quarterback behind the line of scrimmage.

Rahmeel Cook (44), Marcus Wright (bottom) and Erin White (45) stop Jemison’s quarterback behind the line of scrimmage.

“I was proud of our young kids tonight. They did well,” Luker said of his reserve players. “We’re excited. We’re excited about the future for these guys. Antonio showed some explosiveness on that run.”

Besteder tallied 168 yards on only 12 carries. R.J. Cox converted all 10 of his extra-point kicks on the night.

Demopols amassed 510 yards on 44 carries and 583 yards from scrimmage on the night. Jamison managed only 90 yards on 45 plays.

Demopolis (3-0, 2-0) hosts Helena next week.

Keishaun Scott outruns several Jemison defenders on his way to the end zone.

Keishaun Scott outruns several Jemison defenders on his way to the end zone.