Ellis football easily beats South Davie

Published 1:47 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Brandon Forrest completed two touchdown passes to Ayden Chilton and the Ellis football team’s defense delivered another fantastic performance as the visiting Jaguars blasted South Davie 24-8 on Sept. 12.

The game was stopped with 7:45 left in the fourth quarter by rain/lightning.

The Jaguars (3-1) haven’t allowed more than 14 points in any game, and they were as good as ever while building a 24-0 lead.

“Defensive-wise, that was a our best performance we’ve put up,” assistant coach Roger Blalock said. “We had a bunch of sacks. Finley Sink, Bowman Blakely, Allen Moxley and Brodie Newman had several key tackles in the backfield.”

Safety Brady Hall, who returned from injury, had an interception as Ellis beat South for the sixth time in a row.

“Brady’s good at pass coverage,” Blalock said.

Forrest was involved in all three TDs. He attempted three passes and two resulted in scores, both to the tight end, Chilton. The other TD was a 45-yard run by Forrest.

“They were blitzing their strong side, so we ran a bootleg,” Blalock said of Forrest’s 45-yarder.

It was an all-around great game for the Jaguars, who ran the ball effectively with Forrest, Sink and Cannon Smith sharing the ball-carrying duties.

“We got about three or four yards almost every time we ran the ball,” Blalock said.

Notes: A three-game losing streak has dropped the Tigers to 2-3. … North Davie was manhandled at Mooresville, 40-6. The Red Imps did all that damage in the first half. The second half wasn’t played because of the stormy weather. It was the second straight lopsided loss for the Wildcats, who started 3-0 before losing by 30 to Selma Burke.