Six different players scored touchdowns for the Wolves as they pushed their record to 4-1 on the season, while ASD dropped to 1-3.
Fayetteville’s starting quarterback Tyari Powell proved his versatility by throwing two touchdown passes and a 2-point conversion, catching a pass to score another touchdown, running in a 2-point conversion and kicking the PAT after the last touchdown of the game.
The Wolves scored twice in the first quarter, the first on a pass from Powell to Tyler Pennington for 20 yards on Fayetteville’s first offensive play of the game. That was followed by a 1-yard touchdown run by Austin Brasher late in the quarter, followed by Powell’s conversion run.
Two more touchdowns came in the second quarter. Dustin Ingram ran down the right sideline for a 37-yard score, followed by a Powell-to-CJ Townsend pass for two points. Powell passed to Luke Gaddis for 30 yards for another touchdown in the last minute of the first half for a 28-0 lead.
Jacob Skinner came in for the first time as quarterback in a varsity game, and completed a pass to Powell on a 28-yard touchdown play in the third quarter, with “Big Steve” Brasher kicking the extra point.
The fourth quarter saw three turnovers, with ASD gaining possession on two of them. First was Cody Maddox’s recovery of a Wolves fumble, and Jacob Darda’s interception of a Fayetteville pass.
Fayetteville’s Branden Oden recovered an ASD fumble.
CJ Townsend scored on a winding 26-yard run with just under two minutes left in the game, and Powell kicked the PAT.
Dustin Ingram had a game-high on the rushing attack for Fayetteville with 149 yards on 16 carries, and ASD’s Anthony Scott had 91 yards on 19 carries.
Fayetteville had 228 rushing yards and 78 yards passing. ASD had 112 yards total offense.
Limbaugh expressed admiration for ASD’s players and the way they continued to play hard throughout the game, and congratulated his defense and defensive coaches for getting the shutout.
“Now we’ve just got to get ready for Verbena next week in a region game,” he said. “I’m excited about that.”
He was pleased to get everyone in last night’s game to let the younger players get some playing time under their belts, but said there is a lot of work to be done.
“But we got some new people in some new roles, and they did pretty well in their new roles,” he said.
Fayetteville lost to Verbena on the road last year, and host the Red Devils in Fayetteville next week.
ASD takes a week off and resumes play October 12 when the Mississippi School for the Deaf team comes to Talladega.