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6A-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, November 15, 2001 'iron' By Rick Lomenick acter and maturity because the J urnal Sports Editor leadership on the team stepped If the playoffs ladder could up," Grotheer said. be made of any element, the "I told them you don't have Perkins-Tryon Demons would to do anything else the rest of probably prefer iron. the year any more than what P-T will host the Eufaulathey did Friday night," he said. lronheads in second round Class "They were consistent, they 2A action Friday night at 7:30 were aggressive, they made big p.m. at Wilhite Field. plays all night on defense to stop : The Demons are coming off drives and scored points on of- an impressive 32-0 win the fense and that's all its going to Nowata Ironmen last week.take." Eufaula easily handled Spiro, And the lop-sided win over 35-10. The fourth-ranked Nowata should have made quite Ironheads enter the fracas with a statement to the rest of the l 0-1 season record. The only Class 2A community, especially blemish was a loss to Tulsa those who wrote the Demons off Cascia Hall for the District 2A- after last season's I 1-3 record 7championship. and semifinals appearance. ' The Demons appear to have Grotheer feels it was the loss of caught their second wind after the many big-play athletes that the thrashing of Nowata. were seniors then. ;: "As important as anything "We had some talented ath- x ?'re playing where we want to letes that graduated and every- b,e," head coach Steven body kind of discounted us Grotheer said earlier this week. when those guys graduated and I4e added he told the squad af- thought we wasn't going to be ter the game Friday and again asgood a football team as last Saturday morning prior toyear," he said. "That was one watching the game film that the thing that motivated this team all dTfort, emotion, and execution year was to play well and get out was what he and the coaching of that shadow and let them staff expected from them. This know this group has pretty good comes on the heals of three lack- athletes too and they'll get after luster wins the close the season, you." "It was real important toEufaula will bring a wealth them and it showed their char- of talent to the game which in- 7th girls and boys, 8th girls beat Stroud; outage halts 8th boys game STROUD -- Three Perkins- Tryon Middle School teams had a ready posted victories while a t urth was on the verge before the lights went out in the Stroud 4, mnaslum Monday night. 7: The seventh grade girls and mons got strong scoring in the first and fourth quarters in their 29-17 win. Savannah Stein led the way with 8 points followed by Jill Hauf with 6, Chelsea Graham and Mikie Oyler with 5 each, I: ys along with the eighth grade Lauren Underwood with 3, and , irls gained convincing wins of Kasi Gordon with 2. Tigd rs and L d 'Tigdfs. Tlle seven ffade Lady De- l owever, the eighth grade De- -monsalso, g eed scoring r o'ns were trailing slightly in their 24 -7 lff' er Stroud. x hen a blown transformer cut Courtney Bayhylle led the ort the game in the first quar- way with 6 followed by Sasha t r. Breeden with 4, Andrea Buck Eighth grade Demons coachand Heather Hughes with 3 JJl a Mitchell said the scoreboard each, Megan White with 2, and d went blank early in the quar- Kasey Vierling and Jordan , and time was being kept Calavan with 1 point each. r anually. Later in the period, all For the seventh grade boys, tl e lights went out which called Kelly Johnson scored half of the the stoppage of the game.Demons' points in their 32-14 ' But scoring the Demons 10win. B~ A W~J~JF~ tints were Steven Mandeville Cody Washington followed Id Eric Nelson with 4 each and with 8 with Conner Bumett, Lee der Story adding 2. Ledford, and Kyle Lomenick The eighth grade Lady De- adding two points each. Tailback Justin Perkins looks for running room outside after following the block of fullback Jimmy Pike. Perkins returned to action against Nowata after allowing an ankle injury to heal He and the rest of the Demons will be hosting the Eufaula Ironheads at 7:30p.m. Friday. -Journal Photo by Rick Lomenick cludes good speed from the andmake something happen af- backs and receivers, terward. The Ironheads are led by se- Defensively, Eufaula will nior quarterback Dustin Gilley line up in a 4-4 defense, some- who was termed a good passer thing the Demons are quite fa- by Grotheer. Their offense runs miliar with. He noted the line- primarily out of the 'T' forma- backers pursue well to the ball. tion. Speedster tailback Caleb As mentioned before, the De- Cook lines up deep in the for- mons will have the luxury of mation to allow him some extra playing at home in front of hun- time in picking out seems in dreds of friendly faces for the opposing defenses, second straight week. Grotheer Grotheer said Cook likes to feels his troops are deserving of sweep around the ends but isn't it. afraid to cut it back when de- "You get that reward by play- fense appear to over-pursue, ing well through seven weeks of Hefeels that will be challenge to a tough district schedule," he his defense to keep from letting said. "You make it through the that happen. However, he district schedule 7-0 and you doesn't see that as an issue, know you get your first two Gilley has two finereceivers gajnes, at home and that's the in Javon Shine and Sheldon reward for the effort and consis- Houston. Grotheer said both tency that they put together have the ability to catch the ball through district play." You're #79 on the field, but you're always #1 with us! Good Luck Friday night! Love, Mom and Dad DEMONS! Demons power past in first round of playoffs By Rick Lomenick Choate pass that was Journal Sports Ediwr for Tyler Bell and If last Friday night's playoff yards for the score. The opener could be summed up in point conversion failed a single word for the Perkins- the Demons with a 19-0 Tryon Demons, it could be re- with 5:08 left in the half. lentless. After shutting Nowata P-T turned in quite possibly on their first drive of the its finest performance of the sea- hall the Demons weren't son in the 32-0 win over the on theirs. Nowata Ironheads at Wilhite Field. The Demons are now 9-1 back Jimmy Pike on a for the season and a perfect 3-0 play-action pass connection t in playoff openers under head the score. Holmes' kick gavel coach Steven Grotheer and staff, home team a The Demons began the left in the third period. thrashing on their opening drive. Perkins got P-T when 72 yards on 11 plays the game on the offensive with the drive culminating with in the a two-yard plunge by quarter- quarter. He bulled his way back Ken McBride. Bobby from nine yards out to reachl Holmes toed the extra point kick endzone. The PAT failed for a 7-0 lead with 7:33 left in left the Demons with the the first quarter, tual 32-0 score. Three times in the drive the McBride had a field Demons were in third downrushing with 154 yards on situations and each were success carries. As a team, P-T with the last being the scoring tor 216 net yards. In play. McBride was 7 of 11 for P-T's next score came in the yards. Pike was the leading early moments of the second ceiver with 4 catches for quarter. McBride tallied his sec- yards and the score. ond rushing TD with a three- Defensively, the yard run with 9:46 left until half- were once again led by time. This time. Holmes' extra linebackerDusty Hancock point kick was blocked leaving 13 tackles including a the score at 13-0. back sack for a seven-yard The Demons notched one Lineman WllAnderson more score before going into the fumble recovery and a sack intermission. This time it was a five-yard loss. Others the defense's turn. Linebacker sack each were Justin Perkins intercepted a Matt Jeff Ward. C3 L $3 IDerkins CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT D'MARIO'S?? That's right! Besides our girl certificates that are always available, corhe register to win a new BICYCLE and one other toy to be decided. 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