DANVILLE — The Danville Blue Devils showed a very different look Friday night as they ran roughshod over the hapless Northridge Vikings, 50-6, in Mid-Buckeye Conference football action.
The Devils had plenty of new wrinkles in their offensive scheme, but it was the defense that got things started. On Northridge’s second play of the game, from their own 44, Danville linebacker Quinton Ferenbaugh intercepted a Gavin Kyle pass and took it all the way back to give his team an early lead.
“We just saw them in a five-wide,” said Ferenbaugh. “We spread our guys out a little bit. I saw the quarterback throw it, I jumped the route and took it to the house.”
From there, the Devils went to work and dismantled the Vikings on both sides of the ball. Danville moved the ball 403 total yards to Northridge’s 79. For Danville, it was a chance to try out some new things.
“We had Buckingham and Cody Ball out — two starters in our backfield,” said Danville coach Ed Honabarger. “We knew Northridge was struggling and we wanted to work on things that we would need down the road. Being first in the region, we needed to work on our passing game, get some more kids more touches and see what they could do. It worked out pretty well tonight.”