Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 26, 2013

Dye accounts for six touchdown for Honaker

HONAKER, Va. — It was the Casey Dye show on Friday night at Fuller Field at EMATS Stadium. Honaker scored six times and Dye was involved in each score as the Tigers rolled by Castlewood 41-6 to remain undefeated this season.

Dye the Honaker quarterback was 5-of-11 passing for 135 yards and three touchdowns. He was also effective rushing the football with 237 yards on the ground on only six carries, averaging almost 40 yards an attempt with three touchdowns.

“Dye is an athlete playing football and we’ve known that for a while,” Honaker coach Doug Hubbard said. “He came out of his shell a little tonight. Overall he ran our offense well, threw the ball well and made some good decisions.”

Castlewood (1-8, 1-4) took the opening kickoff, ran three plays and punted. Dye gave a glimpse of what the evening would be like on the first offensive play by the Tigers. He connected with Randy Horton who was sprinting down the sideline on a 41-yard scoring strike.

“I think we surprised them a little, going deep the first play,” said Dye. “The corner was coming up to play the run and we caught them by surprise. Randy made a great catch.”

On the Blue Devils next possession quarterback Brad Traverse had a pass intercepted by Casey Harmon. On the Tigers fourth play, a 3rd-and-9 Dye scored on a 30-yard TD run.

“We had a quarterback draw called on that play,” Dye said. “I just look for someone to pick up a block for me and they did a great job tonight. It’s not only the offensive line the wide receivers and running backs do a good job of blocking downfield.”

Dye did have one miscue. Castlewood’s Dakota Johnson picked off a Dye pass that bounced off a receiver in the end zone and returned it 59 yards. The Blue Devils then put together a seven-play scoring drive that was all on the ground. Brett Steffey scored on a five-yard run on 4th-and-goal.

“We played hard, we just need to be more self-disciplined,” said Castlewood coach Darrell Taylor whose team was whistled for three personal foul penalties. “The situation we’re in, I can’t fault the kid’s effort. We just gave up the big plays defensively.”

Dye immediately answered the Castlewood score. On the first play from scrimmage Dye scrambled for an 87-yard TD run. Shortly before halftime he tossed a 36-yard TD pass to Avin Parrott as the Tigers took a 27-6 halftime lead.

Honaker (8-0, 2-0) added a couple of touchdowns in the second half. Dye tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Chase Johnson. He also scored on an 89-yard TD run.

Tiger starting tailback Austin Smith didn’t play in the contest due to an injury. Hayden Horn stepped in and had 63 yards rushing on 11 attempts.

The Blue Devils will enjoy a bye week. Honaker will host Grundy in a Black Diamond District contest on Friday.

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