Football

Smith, Lee County storm past Byrd, 42-0

Posted October 4, 2016

— Lee County remained undefeated on Monday night with a 42-0 shutout win over Douglas Byrd.

Things didn't start out great for the Yellow Jackets though. After forcing a Byrd punt on its first possession of the game, Lee County muffed the punt and the Eagles took over in good position.

But Lee County's defense was up to the task, forcing a turnover on downs.

Four plays later, Jahmir Smith capitalized on the opportunity for Lee County, scoring a nine-yard touchdown to give Lee County a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

Lee County's defense held again on Douglas Byrd's ensuing possession, and the snap to the Byrd punter sailed over his head, giving the Yellow Jackets even better field position.

That resulted in another Smith touchdown, this one from six yards away, and Lee County led 14-0 after the first quarter.

Smith scored the third touchdown of the game too on a run from inside the one-yard line late in the second quarter. But the Jackets weren't done before halftime.

Patrick Foushee returned a punt for a touchdown with just over one minute left in the half. Lee County led 28-0 at the break.

Foushee added an interception return for a touchdown and Smith scored his fourth touchdown of the night in the third quarter as Lee County cruised to the win.

The Yellow Jackets are now 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference. Lee County will travel to Terry Sanford in a big conference game on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Douglas Byrd drops to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play with the loss. The Eagles will host Union Pines on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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