A snow filled game at Bryant-Denny Stadium last year led to UMS-Wright running back Symon Smith tearing up the Fayette County defense to the tune of 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bulldogs and Terry Curtis won their sixth championship.
There was no snow at Jordan-Hare for the 4A state title game between the Bulldogs and the Deshler Tigers, but UMS-Wright was able to control a state title game yet again as they defeated Deshler 52-0 in the largest blowout in Super 7 history.
Early on, Deshler turned the ball over multiple times with Edwin White coming up with multiple interceptions. 2017 MVP Symon Smith got the first points of the game with a halfback pass for a touchdown to put UMS-Wright up 7-0 early. Smith then left the game and did not return. He finished with 7 carries for 33 yards and that one 7-yard touchdown pass.
After that, it was the Edwin White show on offense, as he accounted for over 150 yards of offense behind 21 rushes for 121 yards and a touchdown along with two catches for 30 yards. Keyshawn Woodyard had a solid first half as well, actually scoring all of the touchdowns for UMS-Wright. He went in to halftime with 7 catches for 81 yards and 3 touchdowns and finished with 9 catches for 128 yards and 4 touchdowns to earn MVP honors in the 4A game.
After UMS-Wright went up 21-0 with only 30 seconds left in the first half, Deshler ran a flea-flicker that got them into the red zone, but it was negated with an ineligible player downfield penalty. The next play, Richard Brinson came up with an interception to give UMS-Wright the chance to kick a field goal and lead 24-0 at halftime.
Things didn’t slow down from there as White returned the opening kickoff of the second half 58 yards to the Deshler 27 where UMS-Wright punched it in a few plays later on the fourth touchdown pass to Woodyard, this time on a halfback pass from Richard Brinson.
After another interception, UMS-Wright drove down and punched in a touchdown on the ground from Jeb Barber. Backup QB Trey Singleton and Edwin White put a couple more scores on the board before it was all said and done, and UMS-Wright ended up winning the most lopsided Super 7 game ever.
UMS-Wright takes sole possession of second place for most Super 7 titles ever with 7, behind Hoover’s 11. Their Super 7 record improves to 7-1 while Deshler, who has appeared in the second most games, drops to 2-7 all time.
With this championship appearance after winning the title last year, UMS-Wright is guaranteed to move up to Class 5A in the next reclassification. They will play in 4A for one more year next season where they will be the favorites again with Smith, White, Brinson and more all coming back.