oct 11 North Caddo writeup
North Caddo pounds North DeSoto Rebels' running game overwhelms Griffins in 39-12 39-12 39-12 win. By Teddy Turman Special to The Times The North Caddo Rebels rolled into DeSoto Parish hoping to retain their top-10 top-10 top-10 ranking as they opened district play against the Griffins of North DeSoto. After rolling up 410 first-half first-half first-half rush ing yards and i) points, the Rebels cruised in the second second half to take home a 39-12 39-12 39-12 victory. victory. The Rebels substituted substituted much of their offense and defense in the sec ond half and the Griffins finally capitalized, capitalized, hitting the scoreboard on a 1-yard 1-yard 1-yard run in the fourth quarter from quarterback Jonathan Creech. The score was the first time that North DeSoto has scored in the last four contests. The Griffins managed to again "The paper said at the first of the year that we weren't playing anybody, so we are going to come out to work at practice this week so that we can let people know we are for real this year. Our Wing-T Wing-T Wing-T offense has been effective against everybody." Travis Black, North Caddo running back Byrd score in the final period to narrow the deficit, but both touchdowns were scored after North Caddo head coach Jerry Byrd had substituted substituted almost his entire team after running up the huge halftime advantage. advantage. After the Rebels completed last year with a perfect 0-10 0-10 0-10 winless season, season, Byrd was fast to congratulate his team on their sixth win on the year. "I guess that goal No. 1 was to win a ballgame this year, and goal No. 2 was to have a winning season," said Byrd. "After locking that up tonight, we are looking towards our next goal, and I think we are just scratching scratching the surface. If we keep doing the little things correctly, the sky is the limit." Starring for North Caddo were running backs Ricky White (10 carries, carries, 146 yards, one touchdown) and Jeremy Moore (9-138, (9-138, (9-138, 2TDs). Also having a big night was Travis Black who had 68 yards and two touchdowns. The Rebels will continue district play next week when they meet Homer. Black says the Rebels will not be taking any of their district rivals lightly. "The paper said at the first of the year that we weren't playing anybody, anybody, so we are going to come out to work at practice this week so that we can let people know we are for real this year," said Black. "Our Wing-T Wing-T Wing-T offense has been effective against everybody."