|9/21/2013 12:53:00 AM|
McCormick rumbles through Whitmire
Chiefs blank Wolverines in blowout
|McCormick's Brennard Moss tries to block a punt coming off the shoe of Whitmire's Bradley Crumpton during Friday night's game. |
(Matt Walsh | Index-Journal)
McCORMICK - McCormick High School senior defensive back Devin Chiles took the field for Friday night's game against Whitmire with the word "Prime" written in his right eye black, and "Time" written in his left.
Then, he put on a performance worthy of that moniker.
Chiles channeled his inner Deion Sanders and snatched four interceptions on the night, returning two for touchdowns and boosting McCormick to a 54-0 rout of the Wolverines for its first win of the season.
"It's a very surreal moment right now," Chiles said. "We had a great week of practice, (and) coach (Bryan Buffkin) said if we came out and did what we needed to do, we would win, and that's what we did."
Chiles was so productive on defense, the Chiefs barely needed their offense on the field to build a 40-point halftime lead. After Brandon Yarbough broke off a 65-yard touchdown run on the game's second play, Chiles snatched his first interception of Whitmire quarterback Austin Jenkins in the end zone.
On McCormick's first play of the ensuing drive, quarterback Jay Weaver scored on an 80-yard run for a 13-0 lead. Then, Chiles took over, taking his second pick 45 yards the other way for a score, then juking two defenders and housing his third one from 50 yards two minutes later.
That made the score 27-0, and the rout was on.
"Devin Chiles is a kid that's been in this community and this program for a long time, and he deserves what he gets," said Buffkin, who earned his first win as McCormick's interim coach. "Four picks is just the tip of the iceberg for that kid."
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