Special teams have played a big role in the special start to Tift County’s season.
The Blue Devils bring a 3-0 record to Thomas County Stadium today where they will face Class AAAAA No. 6 Thomas County Central at 8 p.m.
Helping Tift to that unblemished mark has been the play of its special teams as the Blue Devils have scored four touchdowns in that phase of the game. Ladarius Stewart has returned a punt for a touchdown, while Malik Henry has scored three touchdowns — off a blocked punt, on a kickoff return and on a punt return — for Tift’s special units.
Those scores have definitely provided a spark.
“They pretty much have won all three of their games and their scrimmage in what I would say is blowout fashion,” Central coach Bill Shaver said. “They are playing particularly well on offense and on special teams.’
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