Stuarts Draft breezes past late-surging Generals

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STUARTS DRAFT — If anyone was concerned that undefeated Stuarts Draft might look past winless Stonewall Jackson on Friday night, those thoughts went by the wayside quickly.

It took just 16 seconds for the Cougars to draw first blood, and they pulled away in a hurry during a comfortable 45-20 Shenandoah District victory over the Generals.

After Draft recovered an onside kick attempt by Stonewall at midfield, Tre’Avon Terrell scampered 50 yards on a sweep to the right on the first play from scrimmage to make it 7-0.

The Cougars would tack on two more scores before the opening quarter ended. Derek Patton had a 22-yard run and JohnMark Burnett added a 5-yarder, giving Stuarts Draft a 21-0 cushion after the first 12 minutes.

Two more possessions in the second resulted in touchdown drives of 67 and 85 yards.

Terrell capped the first one with a 21-yard run. Then with time winding down, CJ Dameron tossed a 29-yard pass to Jonathan Snell in the end zone to make it 35-0 at the break.

In the first half, Draft outgained the Generals 380-52.

Trey Bell joined the scoring parade in the third quarter, running one in from 34 yards to give the Cougars a 42-0 advantage.

Stonewall Jackson, playing with a depleted roster, picked up three touchdowns in the final 15 minutes to make the score more respectable. Derrick Smith ran for a pair of scores, while quarterback Daniel Buhl also took one in.

“I take my hat off to Stonewall,” said Stuarts Draft head coach Rod Bowers. “They get so much out of their kids.”

Jacob Wyrick, who was a perfect 6-for-6 in extra point tries, nailed a 22-yard field goal late to give Stuarts Draft its final points.

The Cougars rolled up 489 yards of total offense, including 440 on the ground. Nine different running backs finished the game with positive yardage, with Quarran Harden (136 yards) and Terrell (112) leading the way.