2017-10-06 / Sports

Silver Foxes roll over Bengals


Dutch Fork’s Bryce Thompson weaves through linemen against Blythewood. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Dutch Fork’s Bryce Thompson weaves through linemen against Blythewood. Photo by Perry McLeod Despite a slow start, the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes rode a 23-point second quarter and a 21-point third quarter to a 58- 0 win over the Blythewood Bengals Friday, September 29.

“We’re everybody’s Super Bowl. Everybody’s fired up for us, and they usually play well,” Dutch Fork coach Tom Knotts said. “We didn’t play well at the beginning. We had some stupid penalties and punted two times right off the bat, and that’s pretty unusual for us. We kept our nose to the grindstone and finally made some big plays.”

Both teams punted each of their first two possessions. Then Dutch Fork took over at its own 30 late in the quarter. A ten-play, 70-yard drive culminated with a 5-yard run by Graeson Underwood, and the Silver Foxes held a 7-0 lead after one quarter.

In the second quarter, it was the Bryce Thompson show. The Ben Lippen transfer, who finished with 201 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns, first found the end zone by turning a swing pass from Underwood into a 67-yard score.


Blythewood’s Corey Williams fights for additional yardage against Dutch Fork. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Blythewood’s Corey Williams fights for additional yardage against Dutch Fork. Photo by Perry McLeod “He’s a special athlete,” Knott said. “I’ve got to get him in better shape. He has to stay on the field and play both ways. He’s a special player. He’s going to play on Sundays if he just does the right things.”

On the next Dutch Fork possession, the Silver Foxes drove 65 yards in 10 plays, with Thompson again finding pay dirt. The 2-yard run made the score 21-0 in favor of Dutch Fork.

The Silver Foxes continued to put the pressure on Blythewood. With about a minute-and-a-half left in the second quarter, they blocked a Bengals’ punt, which was then booted out of the back of the end zone for a safety and a 23-0 Dutch Fork lead.


Dutch Fork’s Graeson Underwood strolls into the end zone against Blythewood. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Dutch Fork’s Graeson Underwood strolls into the end zone against Blythewood. Photo by Perry McLeod Thompson finished the quarter with one last score, this one from three yards out, as the Silver Foxes led 30-0 at halftime.

Thompson put the finishing touches on his night early in the third quarter. After Kyle Ecton’s interception gave Dutch Fork the ball at the Blythewood 15-yard line, Thompson ended the three play possession with a 1-yard scamper.

Thompson also had a 2-yard run later in the quarter for his fifth score of the night and a 44-0 lead for the Silver Foxes.

Underwood, who finished the game completing 9-of-18 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns, threw his second touchdown pass of the night in the closing minutes of the third quarter. This one a 42-yard bomb to Jalin Hyatt on fourth-and-eight. The extra point gave Dutch Fork a 51-0 lead.

Jonathan Hall provided the last score of the night with a 1-yard run, setting the final score at 58- 0.

The Dutch Fork defense held Blythewood to 113 total yards.

“Our defense has played well ever since coach Pelham has been here,” Knotts said. “It makes it easy to play offense.”

With the win, Dutch Fork improves to 5-0, 2-0 in Region V-5A and will square off with Lexington Friday, October 6.

Blythewood falls to 3- 4, 1-2 in region play and has the week off.

Dutch Fork 58,
Blythewood 0

          1   2  3  4   Final
DF 7 23 21 7 58
Bly 0 0 0 0 0

First Quarter
DF: Graeson Underwood 5-yard
run. (Extra point was good).

Second Quarter
DF: Underwood 67-yard pass to
Bryce Thompson. (Extra point was
good)
DF: Thompson 2-yard run. (Extra
point was good)
DF: Team safety
DF: Thompson 3-yard run.

Third Quarter
DF: Thompson 1-yard run. (Extra
point was good)
DF: Thompson 2-yard run. (Extra
point was good)
DF: Underwood 42-yard pass to
Jalin Hyatt. (Extra point was good)

Fourth Quarter
DF: Jonathan Hall 1-yard run.
(Extra point was good)

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