ADEL — The Perry offense generated two yards — two — Friday against host ADM. That was two more points than the team scored, with the Tigers recording a 70-0 whitewashing. ADM had defeated Perry by the same score at Dewey Field last season.
ADM (3-4) led, 34-0, after just 12 minute of play, with the first half ending in a 48-0 Tiger lead. Two third quarter touchdowns and a fourth quarter TD combined with a safety finished off the scoring column.
Quarterback Tate Stine-Smith found Cade Morse for an 8-yard TD pass on the second offensive snap for ADM. A two-point attempt failed, creating a quick 6-0 lead.
Lucas Curry returned an interception 39 yards for a score moments later, with Dylan Anderson hitting the first of his six PAT kicks for a 13-0 lead. Another interception set up a 23-yard scoring pass from Stine-Smith to Vince Benetti, with a 15-yard Stine-Smith run and a three-yard dive from Brevin Doll widening the gulf to 34-0 after one quarter of play.
The Perry offense did almost nothing, constantly forcing a tiring defense to return to the field. The Bluejays were a combined 0-for-10 passing with three interceptions, and of the 26 rushing plays eight were for negative yardage and 11 for no gain, with only seven gaining positive yards, the longest of which was six yards. The team gained a total of two yards on the ground.
An 18-yard Jacob Yanacek run and a 38-yard fumble return for a score from David Finnegan pushed the margin to 48-0 at the break.
Reserves played most of the second quarter and the rest of the game for the Tigers, who had triple the number of players in uniforms as Perry, who had 23 players dressed for the contest, less than many teams who field 8-player teams.
Ryan Conrad scored on a 30-yard run and Ben Smith caught a nine-yard middle screen from Sam Holloway for a TD, with Holloway booting both PAT’s to move the scoreboard to 62-0 after three periods.
Gavin Hegstrom recovered a fumble for Perry on the four-yard line, but the Jays quickly surrendered their fourth safety of the season. An eight-yard run from Holloway finished the scoring.
Perry will visit Nevada (5-2) Friday as the postseason begins. The winner of the Class 3A Pod 14 game will battle either Ballard (6-1) or Boone (0-7). ADM visits Bondurant-Farrar (4-3) in Pod 15, with the winner traveling to Harlan (7-0), which received a first-round bye. All games begin at 7 p.m.