By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It was homecoming but the Cowboys did not give a warm welcome to their opponents. Madison County High School left Providence Christian out in the cold. They closed the door behind them and turned the key in the lock. Providence was shut out. The private school was shut out 47-0 at Boothill Stadium on Friday evening, Sept. 30.
A strong ground attack accounted for 280 yards of the Cowboys’ 348 total yards. The defense was stalwart and stood strong as the Providence Stallions attempted to run the all-too-familiar-to-the-Cowboys wing-t offense against them.
Tommie Young ran the ball only 10 times for the Cowboys, but he picked up 71 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Deonshay Wells ran the ball 12 times for 128 times and scored a touchdown.
D.J. McKnight ran the ball four times for 19 yards.
Deontaye Oliver rushed three times for 35 yards and one touchdown.
Keon Bruton lost one yard on one carry.
Shedrick Williams carried the ball two times for nine yards.
Troymond Alexander ran two times for 16 yards and one touchdown.
Tevin Roundtree had one rush for three yards.
The Cowboys took advantage of the lackluster play of the Stallions’ defense and did something they rarely do – pass the ball. D.J. McKnight threw the ball 16 times for seven completions and 68 yards.
Deonshay Wells caught two of McKnight’s passes for 18 yards.
Keon Bruton had one reception for 14 yards.
Charles Brown caught two passes for 23 yards.
Jayson Hayling caught one pass for eight yards.
Tevin Roundtree caught one pass and picked up five yards.
Charles Brown was chosen offensive player of the week. He graded out at 94 percent on blocking on the offensive line and had two pass receptions.
Laterrius “Smurf” Davis was named special teams player of the week. He had a crushing block on a punt that was returned for a touchdown, caused a blocked punt and had great coverage on the kickoff team.
Rashad “Moonie” Guyton was named defensive player of the week. He had 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and graded out at 92 percent on defense.
The Cowboys will play Pine Forest High School on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Boothill Stadium in Madison.