Story by Mark McFarland, Assistant Sports Editor
The mercy rule came into effect Monday as Pound Town defeated the Diaper Dandies 43-0 in a lopsided effort.
Pound Town’s offense got off to a quick start, scoring on their first drive of the game. Kendall Deese, senior from Murray, started out his night to remember with a touchdown run to start the rout. But Pound Town did not stop there as they forced a turnover came down the field again, this time for a passing touchdown from Deese after converting on the extra point, making the score 14-0.
Deese said that the team came out wanting to have fun.
“People get caught up in their record and how many points they score, but for us, we are just doing it for fun,” Deese said.
The offense continued to roll as Deese added two more passing touchdowns to his night.
Defensively Deese said Pound Town knew what the Diaper Dandies would do the entire game.
“Most of us went to high school together so we all know each other pretty well,” Deese said. “We have all grown up playing football in the back yard together so you kind of know what they like to do.”
The defense only let the Diaper Dandies cross midfield three times and caused two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
The mercy rule comes into effect when a team is leading 36-0 with 10 minutes to go in the game. Pound Town started with the ball in the second half, but it did not take long for Deese and Pound Town to score again and put them over the mercy rule to win the game 43-0. Deese said it was fun but wished they could have kept playing.