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Devils fall to West Point, 44-6, in annual Ruritan Bowl

The Mathews High School varsity football team’s record dropped to 1-7 following Friday night’s 44-6 loss to the visiting West Point Pointers.

Mathews came out strong in the early going, with Jarius Monroe scoring a 57-yard touchdown in the first quarter to tie the game, 6-6. Unfortunately, that was the only scoring Mathews was able to secure in the game, as the Devils trailed by a 30-6 margin at halftime.

Monroe ended the night with 96 rushing yards to lead the Blue Devils; quarterback Jovan Johnson gained 58 yards on the ground. Monroe received the Mathews Ruritan Bowl MVP trophy for the Devils; West Point’s Lopear Burrell got the trophy for the Pointers.

For the Blue Devils’ defense, linebacker Brett Perriello had five tackles and one tackle for a loss; Alec Thompson had three tackles, and Chance Spencer ended the night with four tackles. Cornerback Elijah Willis had four tackles. Defensive linemen Edward Wade had three tackles, and Tylon Forrest had four...

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