Moody will face Shelby County Friday night at 7 p.m. This is the fourth meeting of the two schools in a series of games widely dominated by the Wildcats. Moody goes in looking to make history as they push for their first win against the school.

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It was a battle of the Blue Devils that ended 27-21 in overtime that favored Moody at Bill Morris Stadium Friday night.

The opposing teams of Blue Devils had battled back and forth throughout, deadlocked 14-14 at intermission.

Moody was the first to tack points on the board and a first quarter 7-0 lead when Josh Owen completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Perry Best.

During the second quarter, the hosting Moody Blue Devils scored again when Owen connected with Corey Payne for a two-yard touchdown.

Mortimer Jordan drew their first points on a six-yard run by Dantrell Purifoy with 5:30 left in the first half. They struck again with 37 seconds before intermission on a 32-yard pass from Renshaw to Marquis Dobbs.

Moody took the lead back in the third quarter on a 25-yard run by running back Corey Vandergrift, who had 177 yards on 24 attempts for the night.

Down 21-14 with 5:04 remaining in regulation time, Mortimer Jordan’s Blake Renshaw connected with Taylor Williams from five yards out to tie the game and send the boys into overtime.

Quarterback Josh Owen ran the ball in for a 10-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime, then Moody held Mortimer Jordan to a loss and three incomplete passes in their part of the extra period which gave way to Moody’s 27-21 homecoming win.

Vandergrift led the Moody Blue Devils with rushing yards and one touchdown. He was followed by Josh Owen who went 24 yards on six attempts and one touchdown and Heath McGuff who went 15 yards on three attempts and picked up two touchdowns.

Owen also had 12 passing completions of 22 attempts for a total of 166 yard and two touchdowns.

Watson led the receivers with three catches for 80 yards. He was followed by James Gaddis who had one catch and 13 yards, Payne who had three catches for 30 yards and one touchdown, Best who had three catches for 33 yards and one touchdown and McGuff who had one catch for four yards.

Watson also led the defense with seven tackles. Conner Butz picked up six tackles on the night and Conner Howell had five. Gaddis, Chase Birchfield, Philip Simon and Adam Buckner all had four apiece.

Blake Spiker was three-for-four on field goal attempts.

Moody (4-2) accumulated 20 first downs in the game, compared to Mortimer Jordan (3-3) with 11.

-Chuck Moseley

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