Devils finish out regular season with 60-8 win over Gladiators
The Maroon Devils wrapped up the regular season last Friday with a 60-8 non-conference win over the Gladiator Sports Academy. Swain wasted no time in scoring early and often, as they posted a season high 32 points in the first quarter, then cruised to the final score.
Swain posted two 100-yard rushers on the night, both notching the first 100-yard rushing night of their careers. Colby Taylor paced Swain with a career high 105 yards on 7 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Lucas Brown also added 100-yards, finishing with 101 yards on five carries and a touchdown.
Eleven different players rushed the football for Swain who finished with 380-yards on 50 carries. Junior quarterback Conner Hyatt rushed for 34 yards and went 6 of 6 through the air for 63 yards. Hyatt also tossed a touchdown pass to Gaige Southards. Robert Green had a career high three receptions for 33 yards.
Bryce Sain, who had a short night’s work, went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Sain finished his night with 42 yards on only three carries, scoring once on the ground and returning a punt 45-yards for another touchdown.
On defense, the Maroon Devils limited the Gladiators to only 27-yards of total offense. Swain had 23 different players record tackles in the game. Thomas Allen had six to lead the team, while Robert Green and Trip Peterson added 5 tackles each. Swain intercepted four Gladiator passes on the evening. Gaige Jones, Brandyn Salinas, Lucas Brown and Colby Taylor all notched interceptions.
The Maroon Devils will be idle this coming week, before beginning the NCHSAA playoffs the following week.