DANVILLE — Many Boyle County fans came Friday night wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "Any time ..." on the front, "is ADS kickin' time" on the back.
The Rebels, playing on their home field, complied with a 43-6 rout of archrival Danville.
Rees MacShara, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior, earned game MVP honors by rushing 17 times for 205 yards. Included were touchdown runs of 23 and 25 yards. That was more than enough to make up for his two muffed punts (one lost) in the first half.
"The second half we settled up a lot," MacShara said, "and it showed on the scoreboard."
In a meeting of 2-0 teams, the Rebels snapped a two-game losing streak in the series. Boyle has won seven of the last 10.
Boyle's defense held Danville to 204 yards, just 16 on the ground, and was thrown for two safeties.
"The first half we had the jitters out there," said Coach Larry French, whose Boyle club led 15-6 at halftime. "We were stopping ourselves offensively. I think we were just too excited out there, and we had to calm them down at halftime.
"Our defense was playing great. We gave up the big play right there before halftime but, other than that, our defense played super."
Danville's only score came with 18.7 seconds left in the half on a 92-yard pass play from Trae Grey to Lamont Key. That also marked the Admirals' lone first down of the half.
Danville ran off four first downs in a row to start the third quarter, but the drive stalled when Jeremy Bardin got an interception.
The score was still 21-6 late in the third when Boyle scored on an 84-yard pass play from Phillip Mason to Ron Crutchfield. Key went for an interception and didn't get it, leaving Crutchfield with 65 yards of clear field.
Danville Coach Sam Harp had no problem with Key trying to make a play. But what ensued did not make him happy.
"We got beat by a very good football team and that's nothing to be embarrassed about," Harp said. "What I'm most disappointed about is, I thought when we missed that pick ... we laid down as a football team. And that's what's disappointing."
The Ads were outscored 28-0 in the second half.
After a scoreless first quarter, Boyle County struck when Mason ran straight ahead for a 10-yard TD with 7:50 left in the half. That was a play after MacShara rumbled 67 yards.
The Rebels needed only 1:11 to tack on two points via a safety for an 8-0 lead.
Boyle nearly scored about two minutes later. A short pass from Mason to Lamar Dawson went for 26 yards before Will Dunn made a touchdown-saving tackle on his own 6-yard line. On the next play, Danville's Kruz Warner recovered one of Boyle's five first-half fumbles.
The Ads went nowhere, though, and a short punt gave the ball back to Boyle on the Danville 23. On the next play, MacShara burst off left tackle for a touchdown and a 15-0 lead.
Boyle tried for one more strike in the half, but was stopped by Key's interception at the Danville 8 with 31 seconds left. Grey and Key hooked up on the next play.
A 25-yard TD run by MacShara, another safety, an 18-yard scoring run by Mason and a 36-yarder by Alec Camden made for a 22-point fourth quarter.
Boyle Co. 43, Danville 6
Danville 0 15 6 22—43
Boyle County 0 6 0 0—6
BC—Phillip Mason 10 run (kick failed); BC—Safety, Danville fumble recovered in end zone; BC—Rees MacShara 23 run (J.T. Ross kick); D—Lamont Key 92 pass from Trae Gray (run failed); BC—Ron Crutchfield 84 pass from Mason (kick failed); BC—MacShara 25 run (Ross kick); BC—Safety, Jordan Walker sack quarterback in end zone; BC—Mason 18 run (Ross kick); BC—Alec Camden 36 run (kick failed).
First downs 9 17
Rushes-yards 20-16 38-317
Passing yards 188 210
Return yards 93 83
Fumbles-lost 1-0 5-2
Penalties-yards 5-22 7-55
Punts-average 8-30.0 2-38