DANVILLE — At halftime, the Danville Blue Devils switched from their alternate battleship gray jerseys to their traditional blue and white.
Then they seized the momentum.
The Blue Devils scored two quick touchdowns in the third quarter Friday and pulled away from Bishop Rosecrans, 35-14, in their Division VII regional semifinal at Tough Street Stadium.
The Danville field was well-suited for an old-fashioned football game. The field had more mud than grass in some patches. By the fourth quarter, the all-white uniforms worn by the Bishops were nearly completely brown. The slippery conditions made it virtually impossible to run a multi-faceted offense.
Rosecrans, which scored 420 points in the regular season and averaged 367 yards per game, was held to 138 total yards by Danville. Quarterback Jack Nash completed just one out of 13 pass attempts for a total of minus-1 yard.The rest of the offense is is centered around 1,000-yard rusher Carter Dosch and 1,000-yard receiver Hudson Moore. Dosch was held to 89 yards on 21 carries, which Moore was shut out.