By Erik Harris, sports editor
MOODY — It was a record-breaking night for the Moody Blue Devils.
In a game that was pushed up to Thursday night due to the potential of severe weather on Friday, Moody quarterback A.J. Wallace threw his team into a shootout with visiting Region 6 foe Corner. Wallace, a sophomore, fired the ball all over Bill Morris Stadium to the tune of 501 yards and seven touchdowns — both school records, according to information provided by the Moody football staff.
The massive output was enough to force overtime, but Corner (4-3, 3-2) would pull the road win, 56-55.
Nevertheless, it was a step in the right direction for head coach Adam Wallace and his Blue Devils (0-6, 0-4), who posted the program’s highest offensive output (55) since Oct. 12, 2012 when it beat Springville 63-35.
“These young Blue Devils are starting to grow up,” wrote the Moody Blue Devil Football Facebook account following the loss. “Thanks to all who came out to support these guys. These young players are only going to continue getting better.”
On Thursday night, A.J. Wallace completed 29 of his 43 attempts for 501 yards to go with another 112 yards rushing. He spread the wealth, as three different Moody receivers (Davion Dozier, Blaine Burke and Logan Cole) broke the century mark in yardage. Sophomore Kolby Seymour also chipped in, catching three of Wallace’s seven touchdown passes.
In the end, it was defense that cost the Blue Devils in another region loss.
Moody is back in play next Friday at Alexandria.