The Gurdon Go-Devils kept fans on their feet all night as they dominated the Spring Hill Bears for the second time this season, earning a 35-7 victory.

The Gurdon Go-Devils kept fans on their feet all night as they dominated the Spring Hill Bears for the second time this season, earning a 35-7 victory.
The Bears got the ball first, and Kevin Aaron worked the ball six yards downfield before quarterback Drake Barham tossed the ball to Tyler Cromeans. Cromeans grabbed the ball, but a Gurdon defender was able to knock the ball loose and force a turnover at the Bears’ 32.
Austin Kirkpatrick carried the ball 12 yards to start the drive, putting the ball at the edge of the red zone, and a pair of handoffs to Cody Weems (1 yd.) and A.J. Brown (11 yds.) put the ball on the eight. Kirkpatrick carried the ball in for the score, and Mitch Ramos’ kick was good for a 7-0 Go-Devil lead.
Aaron fielded the kick for the Bears, gaining 14 yards on the return, and then Cromeans took a handoff from Barham and carried it up to the mid-field stripe.
On the first-and-10 play, the ball again went to Aaron, and he carried it 50 yards for the score. The kick was good by Jordin Crow to knot the game at 7-7 with 8:30 left on the clock.
Kirkpatrick carried the ball six yards to put the ball at mid-field, and Brown gained a yard. On third-and-five, Kirkpatrick launched a rocket to Ta’Quan Ivory for a 49-yard TD. Ramos’ kick was again good for a 14-7 lead with 7:38 remaining in the period.
Both teams went back and forth for much of the period, but with about 3:30 remaining in the period, JuJuan Marks grabbed a fumble that would get the Devils back on the board.
A handoff to Kedreas Norvell was good for three yards, and Kirkpatrick gained five on the following play.
Juan Williams rushed the ball up for seven, and the Devils had to fight for the remaining five yards, taking three plays and rushes by Weems, Williams and finally Kirkpatrick to find the end zone. Ramos’ kick went wide right to set the score at 20-7 with 1:13 remaining in the first period.
The Bears were able to squeeze off a pair of plays before Cromeans threw a pass that was picked off by Kirkpatrick at the Bears’ 22.
After two plays, the Devils were sitting at the Bears’ four yard line with a full set of downs, but they only needed two as Williams carried the ball in for the TD. Kirkpatrick launched a pass to Ivory on the conversion play to set the score at 28-7 with 10:56 left in the half.
After the score, the Devils suffered a drought, but with 6.4 seconds remaining in the half, Ramos was called upon for a 42-yard field goal. The kick had the distance, but it edged left, missing the points by less than a yard.
After the break, the Devils went four plays before kicking it away, and the Bears got down to the three on their next drive. The Devils’ defense kicked in, and that was as far as they got, turning the ball back over to Gurdon with 5:29 left in the third stanza.
Kirkpatrick gained 13 yards to start the drive, and Kedreas Novell added 11.
Ivory added 17 to get the ball to the Gurdon 44, and a 44-yard run followed by an eight yard run both by Chris Penny put the ball on the Bears’ four.
Norvell did the honors, and Ramos’ kick sailed through the uprights for a 35-7 Devil lead.
Neither team was able to find the end zone again.
The Go-Devils will travel to Carlisle Friday night to face off against the Bison. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.
The Bears finished their season with a record of 5-2.

The Numbers
Bears: 156 yards total offense
Go-Devils: 493 yards total offense

Austin Kirkpatrick: 3 for 7, 62 yds; 12 rush, 114 yds, 2 TD
AJ Brown: 9 rush, 90 yds
Chris Penny: 6 rush, 66 yds
Kedreas Norvell:?11 rush, 59 yds, 2 TD
Cody?Weems:?7 rush, 42 yds
Ta’Quan Ivory: 4 rush, 18 yds; 2 rec, 53 yds, 1 TD
Juan Williams: 5 rush, 16 yds, 1 TD
Trent Purifoy: 1 rec, 9 yds