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Farrell routs Reynolds @peguesAmp @farrellfootball

Written by: on Saturday, October 12th, 2019


Jaden Harrison of Farrell during the 2018 Class A State Championship. Photo submitted to


The Farrell Steelers left no doubt as to who the best team in District 10 Region 1 is after blasting Reynolds 51-0 Friday night.

“It feels great to get our first goal accomplished as region champs,” said Farrell head coach Anthony Pegues. “Now, we’re focused on a District 10 Title.”

Since dropping their first two games of the season, the Steelers have now pitched 6-straight shutouts. They have outscored their opponents 311-0 during the run.

“Those shutouts are something that we pride ourselves on right now,” said Pegues. “We want those shutouts because that is telling us that we’re playing good football.”

Farrell’s speed, quickness, and domination at the line of scrimmage overwhelmed the now 6-2 Raiders.

“The guys up front are the heart and soul of this team, and they did their job tonight,” said Pegues.

Farrell scored touchdowns in rapid succession.

On the first snap of the game, Anthony Stallworth broke free for a 52-yard touchdown run. Stallworth would add a second score on a 54-yard screen pass from Raymond Raver.

He finished the night with 155 yards in total offense, including 101 on the ground in ten carries.

Jaden Harrison also cracked the century-mark rushing for 120 yards on just six attempts. Harrison added touchdown runs of 56 and 14 yards.

Brice Butler also got in the act returning a punt 47 yards for a score, while also catching a 34-yard touchdown from Raver.


“It’s almost like pick your poison with our skill guys,” said Pegues. “We’ve got big guys, speed guys, and with our line playing the way they have anyone can run through those holes.”

Farrell led 43-0 at halftime.

“I take complete responsibility for this loss tonight, it’s all on me,” said Reynolds Josh Mull. “I told the kids at halftime that it’s one hundred percent on me. I did not get them ready for this game. I didn’t want to turn this into anything other than another game on a Friday night. Maybe if I had approached it that way, things could have been different.”

The Steelers put in the mercy rule on Harrison’s 14-yard run late in the third quarter.


Reynolds was limited to 108 yards of total offense, including just 38 in the first half.

The Raiders had to chance to score driving inside the 5-yard line. However, on 3rd-and-goal from the 2-yard line – a bad snap over Bryce McCloskey’s head resulted in a 16-yard loss with Farrell recovering.

Cole Toy led Reynolds with 55 yards rushing on 15 attempts.

Reynolds will try and rebound next week when they host Northwestern.

“We still have a lot of football left to play this year,” said Mull. I’m going to show up tomorrow, ready to get back to work, and I know my 28 guys on this team will too.”

Farrell meanwhile will try and keep it going when they travel to Greenville.

“Greenville is a great matchup for us,” said Pegues. “They do a lot of similar stuff as Wilmington. That’s a great matchup, and we’re going to approach that like on these region games.”

Game Highlights:


Farrell 51 Reynolds 0

Score by Quarters

Reynolds – 0 0 0 0 – 0

Farrell – 12 31 8 0 – 51

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

F – Anthony Stallworth 52 yd run, (kick failed), 8:45

F – Anthony Jackson 14 yd run, (rush failed), 4:59

Second Quarter

F – Jaden Harrison 56 yd run, (Raymond Raver rush), 8:47

F – Stallworth 54 yd pass from Raver, (Raver rush), 4:21

F – Brice Butler 34 yd pass from Raver, (Brian Hilton from Raver), 1:54

F – Butler 47 yd punt return, (Hilton pat), 0:38

Third Quarter

F – Harrison 14 yd run, (Christian Hartley rush), 1:58

Individual Stats

Rushing: Reynolds – Cole Toy 15-55, Sean O’Hara 7-18, Bryce McCloskey 11-0, Team 1-(-16). Totals: 34-57. Farrell – Anthony Stallworth 10-101, Jaden Harrison 6-120, Anthony Jackson 2-15, Raymond Raver 3-7, Josiah Tarver 1-5, Tyrie Hammonds 2-5, Sayvion Thomas 1-4, Kylon Wilson 1-(-3). Totals: 26-254.

Passing: Reynolds – McCloskey 7-for-10, 51 yards, 1 interception. Farrell – Raymond Raver 3-for-4, 128 yards, 2 touchdowns.

Receiving: Reynolds – Aidan Mull 3-25, Quinton Earley 1-6, Zander Winkie 1-6, Luca Tofani 2-14. Farrell – Brice Butler 2-74, Anthony Stallworth 1-54.

Interceptions: Farrell – Juwon Samueles.

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