Fast start propels D-B past Volunteer

George Thwaites • Oct 20, 2012 at 1:23 AM

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett adhered to its intentions not to look past Volunteer.The Indians did so by getting past the Falcons as quickly as possible.Devaun Swafford exploded for a 53-yard scoring run on the game’s first play from scrimmage and D-B went on to take a 43-0 Big 8 Conference win over Volunteer on Friday night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.The No. 4 Indians (9-0, 6-0) are now free to obsess as much as they want about next week’s conference showdown with No. 6 Science Hill (9-0, 6-0).“We had our minds on this game. But next week, yeah, we’re going to be ready,” Swafford said. “Now I can think about nothing but. It’s my favorite game of the year.”The upcoming clash of the unbeatens could easily attract more than 10,000 spectators to D-B. Swafford finished with only three carries for 51 yards, including one for minus-5 in the second half. But he set the tone with his first carry on the sweep, during which he stunningly reversed field after breaking a tackle, instantly rendering all lines of pursuit irrelevant.“They’ve got some tremendous athletes and all kinds of speed,” said Volunteer coach Scott Rider.

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