CLEAR FORK - Man's offense is getting all the headlines so far this season.
But it was the Hillbillies' defense which did the most damage last Friday night at Westside as Man shut out the winless Renegades 40-0 at the Burial Ground at Clear Fork.
Man, now 3-0 on the season, held the Renegades (0-3) to only 61 yards of total offense, which racking up 392 of its own.
Westside had only 64 yards on the ground on 24 carries and minus-three yards in the air.
Man kept moving the sticks, rushing 44 times for 285 yards. Quarterback Caleb Milton was 5 of 8 passing for 95 yards and an interception. Backup QB Jeremiah Harless was 1 of 2 in the air for 12 yards.
Freshman running back Josh Moody had another big game for the Billies, running for 112 yards on seven carries and scoring a pair of touchdowns on runs of 37 and 35.
Man led 13-0 after one quarter, 19-0 at the half and 34-0 after three. The Billies then added a fourth quarter touchdown.
"I thought that we played pretty well," Man coach Harvey Arms said. "At times we made some mistakes. We took the first drive and scored but then it seems like we had a couple of mistakes and that kind of slowed down our progress after awhile but we came back out and got going again."
Arms said his team's defense was outstanding.
"Our defense played great," he said. "We stopped them on both the run and the pass. I don't know if they ever passed our 40-yard line or not."
Arms said Moody is stepping up as a contributor.
"He scored on some long runs plus he's make plays on special teams on punt returns," Arms said. "On defense, he's had a couple of interceptions. He's really played very well all around for us. He's probably in the leaders in the state in scoring. He's had two touchdowns in every game."
Man got on the board at the 10:01 mark of the first quarter as Zack Frye scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. After the Sam Milton extra point kick Man led 7-0.
It was 13-0 with 1:18 to go in the opening quarter after Moody's 37-yard touchdown run.
Then with 1:38 left until halftime, Cameron Frye's 3-yard touchdown run gave the Hillbillies a 19-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Man scored again with 7:17 showing on the clock as Nick Plumley ran in from 1 yard out. Milton ran in the two-point conversion and Man led 27-0.
Then with 20 seconds to go in the third quarter, Moody's 35-yard TD run put the Billies on top 34-0.
Man scored one more touchdown with 10:36 remaining in the game as Zack Frye ran in from 3 yards out to close out the scoring at 40-0.
Man never punted the entire game.
Zack Frye added 54 yards on eight carries and the two scores. A total of 10 Billies had at least one carry. Milton and Dylan Morris added 24 yards apiece. Plumley had 23 yards on six carries. Cameron Frye had 21 yards on six attempts. Erick Grimmett tacked on three rushes for 18 yards.
Sam Milton caught three passes for 63 yards for Man. Quentin Moody had one grab for 22 yards. Jayden Moody had one catch for 12 yards and Cameron Frye one grab for 10 yards.
Blake Goode led Westside with 14 carries for 36 yards.
Westside's two quarterbacks were a combined 1 of 12 passing for negative three yards. The Renegades had thrown for over 100 yards in the first two games, 119 against Liberty and 129 against Wyoming East.
On defense, Zack Frye had six tackles and three assists. Sam Milton had five tackles and three assists, while Harless had five stops and one assist. Plumley and Grimmett had four tackles and four assists each. Brock Muncy had four tackles and three assists.
Quentin Moody contributed two tackles and two assists. Cameron Frye and Gavin Harvey both had two tackles. Chris Isaacs had two stops and one assist. Kenny Greene had one tackle and one assist. Josh Moody and Jayden Moody both had a tackle. Josh Moody also had an interception.
Westside has lost 12 straight going back to last season's opening win over Liberty.
Man returns to action this Friday night at Greenbrier East.
Paul Adkins is the sports editor of the Logan Banner. Follow him on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.