Mills throws 3 TDs, Amherst picks off six passes in 24-6 win over Drury

For the Gazette
Monday, October 08, 2018

NORTH ADAMS — The Amherst Regional football team used a balanced effort to beat Drury, 24-6, Saturday.

“We were happy with how we started in the game and how we executed on offense and defense,” Amherst coach Chris Ehorn Jr. said.

Hurricanes quarterback J.B. Mills threw for three touchdowns, including one for 62 yards, and 205 yards passing.

“He’s in sync with Steve Steele and Isaiah Moyston,” Ehorn said. “Just with the way he sits back in pocket with pressure, he’s always cool and calm. It’s nice to have that in a quarterback.”

Wide receiver Moyston (95 yards receiving) caught two touchdowns, one in the first quarter and one in the second. He also had an interception in the second half. The other touchdown reception was caught by Steele (75 yards receiving), right after he had caught a pass for a gain of 23 yards. The ‘Canes also converted on all three of their 2-point conversion attempts as they led 24-0 at halftime.

The Blue Devils made adjustments at halftime and held the ‘Canes out of the end zone during the second half.

The Amherst defense made the most noise on the field with six interceptions. Kason Jordan had two of those interceptions.

The defense “was a combination of getting pressure on the quarterback and being semi healthy,” Ehorn said. “Last week we weren’t very healthy, but this week we had all of the players on the field so that helped as well.”

Dan Block rushed for 117 yards and a 2-point conversion for Amherst.

The Blue Devils scored in the fourth quarter when Obilio Rodriguez stripped the ball and returned it for a touchdown.

Drury (1-3, 0-3 Intercounty South) visits Belchertown (2-2, 1-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. The Hurricanes (2-2, 2-1) play an independent at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut, at 6:30 p.m., Friday.

Staff writer Mike Moran contributed to this report.