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Humphreys gets first win by blanking Zama

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 6, 2018

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – After defeats in their first two games by a 63-18 margin, Miles Brice and David Key helped spark Humphreys to its first win of the season.

Brice rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another and recorded six tackles and an interception, while Key ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for another as the Blackhawks turned things around with a 40-0 romp over Zama on Saturday at Blackhawks Field.

“Execution. It’s amazing what happens when they execute the way they were taught,” Blackhawks coach Steven Elliott said. “It all came together tonight. They decided they wanted to play and they did exactly what they could do all along. They were proud of themselves.”

Brice went 7-for-11 for 111 yards and the TD pass to Key. Brice only gained seven yards on three carries, but two of them were for scores. Key ran 11 times for 194 yards and a touchdown and also had a two-point conversion.

Freshman Tevijon Williams returned a punt 38 yards for a score and also had an interception. Kemhari Pruitt also picked off a pass and ran 5 yards for a score.

Isaiah Alexander had eight tackles, Junior Gregory also had eight and defended two passes and Yob Yang had six tackles.

The Blackhawks scored four times in the first quarter and thrice in the second. The game was played with a running clock from early in the second quarter on.

“Division I. Punching above our weight,” said Scott Bolin, whose Trojans have won two Division II games by wide margins and lost to two D-I opponents by large margins. But “the scoreboard doesn’t always tell the story,” Bolin said.

Zama left six starters behind to take SATs, and several freshmen were having to learn key positions on the fly, Bolin said.

“They’re getting a good lesson on learning, growing and how to compete at D-II,” he said.

Zama returns to playing D-II opposition when it hosts Matthew C. Perry at 7 p.m. Friday. Humphreys next entertains Kadena at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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