DeSoto’s big play offense proved way too much for Hebron Christian to handle as the Thunderbirds rolled to a 41-8 victory over the Eagles at Phoeba, Miss. Friday night.

 

DeSoto’s big play offense proved way too much for Hebron Christian to handle as the Thunderbirds rolled to a 41-8 victory over the Eagles at Phoeba, Miss. Friday night.
 Dylan Cruz started the Thunderbird explosion when he broke 48 yards for a touchdown on DeSoto’s first play from scrimmage.
The conversion failed but the Thunderbirds were off and running at 6-0 with 9:31 in the opening quarter.
Senior running back Dillon Wiggins sprinted 20 yards for the second Thunderbird score with 7:20 in the opening period.
Quarterback Blake Harper bootlegged his way into the end zone to make the score 14-0.
The front line DeSoto defense kept the Eagle offense stymied throughout the game.
Cruz found daylight again with 2:26 in the first period going 37 yards for a touchdown. The conversion failed but the Thunderbirds took a commanding 20-0 lead going into the second quarter.
DeSoto Athletic Director Bill Beck tested his talented albeit thin roster as he shifted junior lineman Cody Warfield to running back.
It paid off well as Warfield scored two touchdowns. Warfield’s first score came on a 62-yard burst with 10:57 in the half. Harper hit senior Matt Barnes on a pass play for the two-point conversion and a 28-0 lead.
Warfield blew past the Hebron defenders en route to his second touchdown from 35 yards out with 6:57 in the half. Vance St. Columbia booted the Thunderbirds to a 35-0 lead that stood up for the half.
Harper scored the sixth and final Thunderbird touchdown when he bolted 65 yards with 11:15 in the third period. The conversion failed but the T-Birds had their second win without a loss in the victory column.
The mercy rule went into effect with the game well out of reach for Hebron.
Hebron quarterback Marquis Robinson plunged over from one yard out with 11:35 in the game for the Eagles’ lone score. The two-point conversion closed out the scoring at 41-8.
The DeSoto broadcast team reported that the seniors have enjoyed 29 victories with three losses dating back to their sophomore season when the Thunderbirds won the schools’ first overall Class A State Championship season in 2008.
The win marked Beck’s 60th victory at DeSoto as he begins his seventh season at the helm for the Thunderbirds.
DeSoto will be at home Friday night against Central Holmes.