NORTH ADAMS -- Daivon Clement carried the ball 11 times for a game-high 174 yards and he scored three touchdowns as Mount Greylock routed Drury 34-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The first, a 60-yard run along the near sideline, came on the Mounties’ second play of their opening drive, to lead the Mounties to an early 8-0 lead. Clement took a pitch from quarterback Brodie Altiere, found the seam took off.
The Blue Devils’ first three possessions resulted in two punts and a turnover. The latter came in the form of an interception after quarterback Kareen Beckett was baited into it while trying to set up a screen. Nick DiSanti stepped in front, giving the ball back to Mount Greylock at the 15-yard line. Clement ran it in, almost untouched, two plays later, Greylock led 14-0.
The most telling statistic for Drury was a first-half discrepancy between offensive and penalty yards. The Blue Devils had only 50 compared with 21 when the teams headed for the locker rooms.
The Blue Devils’ penalty woes were a sidebar to their inability to stop Clement. Two of the senior’s first four touches were for touchdowns, and he gained double-digit yards on six of his carries.
Colby Masse scored Mount Greylock’s other rushing touchdown, which gave the Mounties a 34-0 lead with 9:03 left in the third quarter. Storie took the baton after that, scampering for two big runs of 11 and 30 yards.