Wildcats destroy Dallas Co.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Shelby County Wildcats revisited region play Friday night with an overwhelming road win over the Dallas County Hornets 41-13.

Looking to rebound off a previous week&8217;s loss, the Wildcat offense came out clicking on all cylinders led by the play of junior running back Tyrone Buie.

Buie became a familiar face to the Hornet&8217;s end zone, rushing for four touchdowns and grabbing another through the air from Wildcat quarterback Aaron Howard on a strike from 16 yards out.

&8220;Tyrone ran hard for us all night,&8221; said Shelby County head coach Ryan Herring about his running back&8217;s performance. &8220;He ran so well in the Calera game last week and it was good to see him get into the end zone after not seeing it much this far into the season.&8221;

The Wildcat&8217;s offense built a 35-0 lead going into the half.

As the third quarter ticked away, the Wildcat defense had denied the Hornet offense the luxury of finding the end zone, keeping the shutout intact.

The Hornet&8217;s offense managed to put up 13 points in the fourth quarter, but the damage had already been done.

Offensively, SCHS amassed 307 yards rushing while collecting 80 yards through the air on a five for eight effort from Howard.

Darian Sutton added extra support with 80 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The Wildcat&8217;s defense was under the direction of senior linebacker, Richard Sutton, who led

with 10 tackles while Michael Trice added 7 of his own. The SCHS defense allowed a mere 4-yards passing.

With the overpowering win, SCHS was able to open up the depth chart and allow some younger guys the opportunity to play.

&8220;We got a chance to get mostly everybody into the game,&8221; Herring said. &8220;It was a fun game and good experience for the younger guys. After five physical, nail biter games, this one was a good one. It was a great team effort and I am glad to see all the guys enjoy the game.&8221;

With the win, SCHS keeps their Region 3 playoff hopes alive as a dramatic region race shapes up in the remaining weeks.

&8220;No matter what, we just have to continue to work, work, work,&8221; Herring noted about playoff implications.

Shelby County (4-2, 3-1) will welcome the Brookwood Panthers to Papa McCombs Stadium for its Homecoming game this week as regions play continues.

Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. with Homecoming festivities taking place prior