Holmes County went into Friday night’s game against the 3-0 Sneads Pirates as the underdog; However, with home-field advantage, a supportive student section, and something to prove after the previous week’s loss to Freeport, the Blue Devils pulled off an upset against the pirates.
Holmes County senior, Colby Jones led the upset with four touchdown passes.
Three of the passes connected with senior, Jake Riley making them an unstoppable pair for the Snead’s defense.
The Blue Devils started the first quarter with a 37 yard pass by Jones to Riley setting the offense up at the 1 yard line. Sophomore, Colton Serpas punched it in for the touchdown and extra point was good putting the Devils up 7-0. The Pirates answered back, but missed the extra point to tie the game.
For Sneads, the struggle to control the game continued as Holmes County extended the lead with a set of touchdown passes from Jones to Riley giving the Blue Devils a 21-6 lead going into halftime.
Sneads regrouped during the half and began the 3rd quarter with a kickoff return resulting in a touchdown closing the gap to 21-13. The Blue Devils managed to keep the momentum going with a touchdown pass late in the 3rd quarter connecting Jones to Landon Lumpkin and a final touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to Jake Riley. The final score was 34-13.
The Blue Devil defense played a tough game holding the Pirates to 13 and causing 3 fumbles.
The Devils had a phenomenal passing game by Jones with 285 yards that captured another victory for the now, 3-1 Blue Devils. Holmes County will take the long road to face the 0-4 Jay Royals Thursday night at 7 p.m.