It took the Stone High freshman football team all of 13 seconds to get into the Forrest County AHS end zone.
On the first play from scrimmage, Keeshawn Armstrong took a handoff from his twin, DaJuan Armstrong and rambled 50 yards for a touchdown.
DAJUAN ARMSTRONG STRIPS A FCAHS RUNNING BACK OF THE BALL DURING THE TOMCATS' 22-0 FRESHMAN VICTORY MONDAY. JODY O'HARA/ENTERPRISE
DaJuan Armstrong then scored the 2-point conversion on a keeper.
It would prove to be all the points the Tomcats needed in a 22-0 shutout of the Aggies.
The twins were far from through, however.
On the Aggies’ second play, DaJuan Armstrong stripped the ball from the FCAHS running back.
Three plays later he found pay dirt, once again scored the conversion and, with less than three minutes gone off the clock, Stone was up 16-0.
“That was a very good ballgame,” said freshman coach Freddie Wegner. “Our guys played very hard and (the twins) ran the ball very hard and made some plays by breaking tackles.”
Keeshawn Armstrong would score another touchdown just before the end of the first half and that would be the end of the scoring for the game.
KEESHAWN ARMSTRONG SHAKES OFF A TACKLER EN ROUTE TO A GAME-OPENING TOUCHDOWN IN THE TOMCATS 22-0 FRESHMAN VICTORY MONDAY.
Stone got great defensive play all around but DeMarcus Nix and Marcus Knott stood out with punishing hits, sacks and fumble recoveries.
“The defense as a whole was very physical,” Wegner said. Knott and Dix, though were all over the place and we didn’t give up any big plays.”
Varsity coach Adam Stone was on hand and an observer could see the possibilities running through his mind.
“We’ve got some athletes coming up,” he said with a huge smile.
The freshmen travel to Hurley next Monday for a game with East Central.