The Dumas Demons traveled to take on the Steers of Big Spring on Friday night, Oct. 11. A slow start in the first quarter led to the Demons exploding on offense and defense for the remainder of the game.
A year ago, the Demons and Steers clashed on Homecoming on Oct. 12. In that game, the Demons led 14-0 after the first quarter and went on to shut Big Spring out 55-0. An interesting side note – Dumas also shut out Borger the week before 57-0 at Borger.
This year, Dumas was up 28-0 half way through the third quarter, when Borger decided to forfeit during the weather delay. The Demons then went up 46-0 at the game Friday against Big Spring. Dumas grabbed their seventh win in a row.
It was a battle back-and-forth through the first quarter as neither offense could get on the board Friday. At the end of the quarter, Dumas had possession and continued into the second. The Demons scored on the first play of the second quarter, as quarterback Spencer Williams connected with Cito Rodriguez for a 41-yard catch and run to the end zone. Dumas went up 7-0 over Big Spring.
The Demons weren't done in the second as they scored two more touchdowns, a PAT and a safety to add to the score. Then, Ah Lee Yart kicked a 45-yard field goal at the end of the first half to go up 25-0 over Big Spring.
After the break, the Steers seemed helpless against the offensive attack by the Demons as Dumas continued their scoring.
It was a complete game as the offense and defense came and put together another strong outing for the Demons. Spencer Williams completed 15-of-20 passes for a 75 percent completion rating and threw for 252 yards, with four touchdowns. He also picked up 46 yards on the ground with 11 carries.
Rushing leaders for the Demons were Bryan Mendoza, with 14 carries and 115 yards and one touchdown and Rodriguez, who had 53 yards on four carries and one touchdown. Damian Orozco, Javier Martinez, Victor Chavez and James Bednorz each had one touch and picked up 12, nine, three and one yard(s), respectively.
Kyle Stroebel led in receptions with six for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Louis Ortiz had three catches for 43 yards. Rodriguez had one catch and Juan Romero caught two passes, each for 25 yards. Orozco had a couple of receptions for 20 yards and two scores, and Mendoza picked up 13 yards on one catch.
Dumas ran 53 plays. They had 25 first downs and converted 4-of-7 third downs and 0-of-1 fourth downs. Dumas ended the night with 491 total offensive yards.
Several Demons contributed defensively for the Demons. Dallan Dill had three tackles, including one for a loss. Charles Barnes had four tackles, two assists and a safety. Cade Cox had one tackle and three assists, while Damian Mendoza had three with two assists.
Additionally, Yart had two tackles. Brayden Boggs-Rushing had two tackles and five assists. Martinez contributed three and had one assist, Caleb Suggs had six tackles and two assists, and Davin Gates had one tackles and two assists. Chris Delatorre had four tackles, while Diego Falcon had two assists. Bednorz came in with one tackle and one assist, and Louis Ortiz had two tackles.
Josh Turner, Roberto Ruiz, Jacob Pinales and Romero each had a tackle in the game.
Dumas improves to 7-0.
The Demons have a bye Friday and then begin district play on Oct. 25 in Canyon and Pampa. They return home for their final game of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 8, in a contest with Hereford. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Demon Stadium.