North Clayton crushes Cards 62-0

By Yasmin Neal

Someone pulling up to Tara Stadium late Friday night might have thought the stadium scoreboard wasn't functioning properly. Fortunately for North Clayton - and equally unfortunately for Jonesboro - it was.

North Clayton took no mercy on the winless Cardinals as the Eagles crushed Jonesboro 62-0. With fans still arriving at the game, Eagle Greg Wilson scored the first of eight North Clayton touchdowns to start the rout.

Even head coach Don Shockley had difficulty keeping up with Friday's standout performances, which ranged from quarterback Morgan Burnett's touchdown run and pair of scoring passes to Wilson. The win pushes North Clayton's record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in Region 5-AAAA East heading into next week's season finale against Stone Mountain.

“A little bit of everybody scored tonight,” said Shockley, scratching his head trying to recall a whirlwind offensive effort.

Meanwhile, Jonesboro continues to look for its first win of the season next week against subregion leader Mays Friday at Tara Stadium.

In addition to scoring once and throwing for a pair of touchdowns, Burnett also caught one from Wilson after the duo switched positions. Dominique Randolph, Deaamon Cooper, Schley Devereux and Demond Jones completed the scoring with consecutive touchdowns and Fred McDaniel also booted a pair of field goals in the victory.