Any silver lining for the Perry football team was hard to find Friday as visiting ADM dominated every facet of the game in posting a 71-0 win at Dewey Field.
The Tigers (1-1) roared to a 28-0 lead after just 12 minutes of play and owned a humbling 57-0 advantage at the intermission. ADM rushed 38 times for 314 yards and eight touchdowns while passing for 57 yards and another score. In contrast, Perry managed a total of 17 passing yards while finishing with a minus-five yards on 27 attempts. No Perry offensive play was longer than Wilber Ramirez’s 11-yard reception and two six-yard rushes from Ramirez.
Tiger quarterback Tate Stine-Smith scored on runs of 15, 9 and 7 yards, respectively, in the opening quarter, with Cody Anderson adding a 10-yard run with 44 seconds left in the frame for a 28-0 edge.
A Justice Paulsen 34-yard sprint followed by a two-point conversion set the score at 36-0 just over two minutes into the second period, with Colton Pirtle returning an interception 30 yards for a Tiger TD 49 seconds later.
Stine-Smith hit Lucas Ray with an 18-yard scoring strike, with a blocked punt setting up a four-yard scoring dive from Trevor Smith with 2:25 remaining to push the score to 57-0.
The continual clock sped up the second half, in which ADM played a wide array of gridders while Perry simply possesses few reserves of any kind. The Tigers would finish the game with 19 first downs to just one for the Bluejays. Ten of Perry’s running plays resulted in no yards gained or lost with six resulting in negative yards.
Reserve quarterback Matt Dufoe scored on runs of 14 yards and of 29 yards in the third quarter to cap the scoring. Bryce Holm was 3-of-4 on PAT kicks and Jacob Yanacek 4-of-4.
Stine-Smith was 4-of-9 for 42 yards and a TD passing, with Dufoe 3-of-4 for 15 yards. Ray had three catches for 25 yards and a score and Nathan Conrad two receptions for 15 yards, with Zach Fuller (1-9) and Smith (1-8) also involved.
Paulsen gained 73 yards on seven carries, with Smith (9-65), Dufoe (8-60), Stine-Smith (8-36), Ray (3-25), Anderson (1-10) and Dustin Younger (2-35) also carrying the ball.
Jacob Nelson was 2-9-1 for 17 yards through the air for the Jays, connecting with Ramirez for 11 yards and with Ever Tobar for six yards.
Perry (0-2) will host Nevada Friday. The Cubs defeated North Polk, 26-15, in their opener before dropping a 42-41 thriller to visiting Greene County Sept. 6. ADM returns to action with a visit from Grinnell.