NORCROSS -- The Region 7-AAAAAA champion Norcross Blue Devils wrapped up a perfect regular season on Senior Night with a 56-6 win over Meadowcreek Friday night. The Blue Devils (10-0, 8-0 Region 7-AAAAAA) scored early and often as Alvin Kamara picked up three of his four rushing touchdowns in the first three minutes of the game.
Norcross head coach Keith Maloof was very proud of his team's accomplishment of an unblemished regular season record.
"Looking at our schedule and having all of our big games on the road for them to do what they've done I'm extremely proud of them," Maloof said. "Hopefully we've got a lot of football left."
Norcross received the opening kickoff and went 71 yards in just three plays when Kamara scored from 2 yards out. Meadowcreek (0-10, 0-8 Region 7-AAAAAA) fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Norcross recovered on the Mustang 22. The following play Kamara broke through for his second TD. The Blue Devils forced a Meadowcreek punt on the next possession and got great field position at the Mustang 39 following the 28-yard punt. Two plays later, Kamara went 24 yards and following the Joseph Mahfood extra point Norcross had a 21-0 lead with 9:05 still left in the opening quarter.
Maloof wanted to make sure his starters got a good amount of playing time despite the fact they were able to build a large lead in the first half since they had a bye last week.
"We had to play those guys because coming off an off week we didn't need two weeks where we didn't do much, so we had to get them in there and get some things done and I feel good about where we are," said Maloof.
The Norcross defense continued to be impressive by not allowing a score. The Mustangs' lone TD came late in the third quarter when Stephen Robb scooped up a Norcross fumble and took it 41 yards to the end zone. In addition to the offensive explosion to start the game, the Blue Devils continued to run the ball with success all night as Kamara finished with 128 yards on just eight carries and Joseph Wilber was efficient through the air going 7 of 8 for 193 yards and a TD. Myles Autry had two TDs as well. One came on a 45-yard pass from Wilber and the other was a seven-yard carry in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Autry left the game injured but Maloof said he expects him to be fine for the first round of the playoffs next week.