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Devodney Alford's two touchdowns in a 45-0 victory over Oak Ridge earn him the Apex Wealth Management Player of the Game (2016)

Football thrashes Oak Ridge in district opener
10/1/2016 11:07:00 AM

Dr. Phillips Football struck for three first quarter touchdowns and never looked back in a 45-0 Homecoming victory over Oak Ridge. DP (4-2) held the visiting Pioneers to minus eight yards rushing and saw five different players reach the end zone in their 20th consecutive victory over Oak Ridge in the series. Junior running back Devodney Alford carried 15 times for 80 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns to earn Apex Wealth Management Player of the Game honors.

DP took their opening drive 60 yards in nine consecutive running plays, including an 11-yard first down run by DJ Charles and a 14-yard carry by Devodney Alford, before Xandre McCleary barreled in from two yards out for a 7-0 lead. On Oak Ridge's ensuing drive, Henry Caldwell   stepped in front of a third down pass, side-stepped five tacklers and returned the interception 35 yards for a touchdown to double the DP lead to 14-0. That return score was the Panthers' seventh this year, just two shy of the school-record set by the 2010 team. Defensive tackle Christian Williams drove Oak Ridge back with a first down sack on their next drive that resulted in a quick punt that gave the Panthers possession at the Pioneer 30. Devodney Alford caught an eight-yard pass from Marvin Washington and carried three more times for 15 yards, the last a six-yard touchdown run that pushed the lead to 21-0 just seven minutes into the game. After another Oak Ridge punt, the Panthers drove 57 yards in 11 plays but stalled at the eight. Junior kicker Sterling Stockwell booted a 25-yard field goal with 9:38 left in the half for a 24-0 lead that carried until halftime.

DP came out firing in the third quarter as they took their opening drive 40 yards in just four plays. A 15-yard run by Emare Hogan and a 15-yard pass to Michael Fox set up Devodney Alford's ten-yard touchdown run to give DP a 31-0 lead at 9:45 of the third quarter. Oak Ridge had their best opportunity to score midway through the third, connecting on six straight passes down to the DP 37 but a drive-killing sack by Robert Porcher on third down forced a punt and DP took advantage immediately. On third and 15 from their own 16, Marvin Washington hit Emare Hogan on a screen pass at the line of scrimmage and the senior speedster slid past a defender, cut back through the center of the field, split two tacklers and turned on the jets for a career-long 84-yard touchdown to cue the running clock with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. DP put the finishing touches on the domination later in the fourth as bruising fullbacks Xandre McCleary and Kenny Palmer battered the Pioneers on DP's final drive to set up a three-yard touchdown run by freshman Brandon Fields for the 45-0 final.

Defensively, Albert Gilreath led the Panthers with eight tackles, Tanner Ingle finished with seven and Nick Smith closed with six tackles including three for a loss. Joe Gulla also finished with six stops and sophomore linebacker Jaquarri Powell registered an interception. DP will get a week off before jumping back into district play Thursday, October 13th, at home vs. Freedom on Senior Night.


Rushing
Name Attempts Yards Average Long TD
Devodney Alford 15 80 5.3 14 2
Emare Hogan 4 35 8.8 15 0
Kenny Palmer 4 34 8.5 11 0
Brandon Fields 5 31 6.2 11 1
DJ Charles 3 20 6.7 11 0
Xandre McCleary 4 18 4.5 9 1
Marvin Washington 3 16 5.3 9 0
TEAM 1 -6 -6.0 -6 0
Total 39 228 5.8 15 4

Passing
Name Comps Att Yards TD Int Pct
Marvin Washington 6 14 144 1 0 42.9
Total 6 14 144 1 0 42.9

Receiving
Name Receptions Yards Average Long TD
Emare Hogan 1 84 84.0 84 1
Devodney Alford 2 19 9.5 11 0
Bobby Johnson 1 17 17.0 17 0
Michael Fox 1 15 15.0 15 0
Caleb Walls 1 9 9.0 9 0
Total 6 144 24.0 84 1

Return Yardage
Name Total Punt Kickoff Int Fumble Bl Kick TD
Henry Caldwell 35 0 0 1-35 0 0 1
Jaquarri Powell 26 0 0 1-26 0 0 0
Emare Hogan 9 1-9 0 0 0 0 0
Tanner Ingle 8 2-8 0 0 0 0 0
Total 78 3-17 0 2-61 0 0 1

Kicking
Name Punts Avg Long FGM/FGA Long XPM/XPA Pts
Sterling Stockwell 2 43.0 44 1-2 25 6-6 9
Total 2 43.0 44 1-2 25 6-6 9

Team Totals
Category Dr. Phillips Oak RIdge
Points 45 0
Rushing Yards 39-228 (5.8) 17-(-8) (-0.5)
Passing/Comp/Att/Yards 6-14-144 (42.9%) 15-21-135 (71.4%)
Total Yards 372 127
First Downs 20 6
Third Down Conv % 3-7 (42.9%) 1-9 (11.1%)
Fourth Down Conv % 1-1 (100.%) 0-0
Turnovers 0 2
Penalties 5-55 9-76
Avg. Field Position DP 41 OR 21

Scoring
 
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Final
Oak Ridge 0 0 0 0 0
Dr. Phillips 21 3 14 7 45

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