Vincent pounds Billingsley

Published 12:24 am Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vincent defenders tackle Billingsley's Torrey Green as he runs with the ball in Friday's regional game. (Contributed/Justin Averette)

By JUSTIN AVERETTE / For the Reporter

BILLINGSLEY — Big plays by the Vincent High School football team set the tone early in Vincent’s 29-0 region win Sept. 9 over Billingsley.

Vincent scored on its first possession on a long run to put the visiting team up 6-0.

Billingsley couldn’t answer thought and was forced to punt after going 3-and-out. Good hits by Torrey Green and Carlos Caver stopped Vincent on its next possession.

The Bears would get the ball back but fumbled the ball, which was recovered for a touchdown by a Vincent’s Demauntey Johnson. A successful 2-point conversion put the Yellow Jackets up 14-0.

Billingsley would drive the field on a later possession behind long runs by Jimmie Lanier and Devion Hardy. A red zone run by Caver set the Bears up with 2nd-and- goal from the 2.

However, a bad snap on the next play would back Billingsley up to the 13-yard-line, and the home team ending up turning the ball over on downs after a 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line.

Vincent would take over the ball and deliver a dagger to Billingley’s hopes for a comeback. Johnson found wide receiver Daniel Hawkins for a 95-yard touchdown to give the Yellow Jackets a 22-0 advantage after a successful 2-point conversion.

Johnson would later throw another long, 48-yard touchdown pass to cap scoring for the night at 29-0 with 1:02 to go before halftime.

Preston Wallace made several big plays for Billingsley in the second half at quarterback. Caver had several long runs too in the loss.

Billingsley’s record now stands at 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the region. Vincent improves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in region play.