The Warriors drove down and scored on their first possession of the game after starting with good field position on the Rocky Bayou 37-yard line. ASD got strong running from Demetric Snider and Josh Snow to give the Warriors first and goal from the 2-yard line. Quarterback Jonathan Henderson took care of the final two yards, scoring with 8:23 left in the first quarter. Henderson connected with Anthony Robinson for the two-point conversion and the Warriors had the early lead, 8-0.
Rocky Bayou put together a long drive on its next possession, but the ASD defense held strong inside the red zone, forcing RBC to turn the ball over on downs at ASD’s 3-yard line. By third down, the Warriors had only managed to reach the 5-yard line, but on third and long, Henderson handed the ball off to Snow, who dashed up the middle and just kept going. Ninety-five yards later, Snow gave the ball to the referee after scoring the first of three touchdowns in the game. Snow finished with 167 yards on seven carries.
Henderson connected with Jerrod Cunningham for the two-point conversion and the Warriors held a 16-0 lead with 2.7 seconds remaining in the first stanza.
ASD didn’t waste much time finding the end zone again once they forced Rocky Bayou to punt after three unsuccessful downs. Working with a short field, it took the Silent Warriors just three plays to find the end zone, this time on a 15 yard run by Tyler Perry. Snider carried the ball into the end zone for the two-point conversion and ASD led 24-0 with 9:13 remaining in the first half.
Snow found the end zone again on a 23 yard run. Henderson found Cunningham in the end zone for the two-point conversion with 1:53 to go until halftime.
Cunningham recovered a fumbled snap at the RBC 12 yard line and then caught the pass from Henderson on first down to score ASD’s final first half touchdown on a 12-yard play. Snider carried the ball across the goal line for the two-point conversion and ASD led 40-0.
Rocky Bayou was able to move the ball some in the final minute of the second quarter, but an ASD interception as time expired kept the visiting squad out of the end zone.
Snow scored his final touchdown of the night on a 6-yard run on ASD’s first possession of the second half. The two-point conversion failed, but the Warriors held a 46-0 advantage with 8:25 to go in the third period.
Snider scored ASD’s final touchdown of the day on a 65 yard run with 5:20 to go in the third. Henderson ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 54-0.
RBC got on the board on a 23-yard touchdown run with 11:48 remaining in the game. The two-point conversion was no good and RBC didn’t find the end zone again.
The Silent Warriors substituted liberally in the second half and backup quarterback Tyrone Green took a knee to avoid scoring early in the fourth quarter, eventually turning the ball over to RBC at the RBC 10 yard line.
ASD (5-1) returns to action on Saturday when the Warriors host Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Saturday will also be Homecoming for the Warriors.