TAKEDOWN -

Bluestone senior linebacker Neil Clayton Jr. tackles a ballcarrier.

The Bluestone High School football team broke through in a big way on Friday, recording its first win of the season on the road by shutting out Cumberland 39-0. The Barons racked up 413 offensive yards in the process, including 368 rushing yards, while shutting out the Dukes for the second consecutive season.

“We still have some things to work on though for sure, but it was a great effort  for our team,” said Bluestone head coach Harry John.

Senior quarterback Larry Bullock had both rushing and passing touchdowns,  accounting for 80 total yards. 

Jalen Pettus was the leading rusher with 112 yards on four carries, including a 99-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Desean Hargrove finished with 90 yards on four carries and had a 74-yard  touchdown run that broke the game open in the second quarter.

Bullock found Michael Harris with a touchdown pass to open the scoring in the third quarter.

John Clark kicked three extra points.

Neil Clayton Jr. had 44 yards rushing and the game’s first touchdown following 

the first of four turnovers forced by the Bluestone defense. Clayton also had an interception return for a touchdown. 

Kwamel Mayo and Clayton led a defense that only allowed one redzone pos- session. 

With the win, the Barons improved to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the James River District. 

Bluestone plays again at home on Friday, Oct. 11, against Randolph-Henry for homecoming. Game time is 7:00 P.M. and the homecoming court will be introduced at halftime.