Host Walter J. Baird won the annual Battle for the Blues, leaving crosstown rival Winfree Bryant feeling the blues 36-0 Thursday night.
On a muggy evening, Jajuan Foutch scored on a 70-yard run on the game's first play, a 66-yarder on the second and a 42-yarder in the second quarter. He had a 63-yard interception return called back by a block in the back.
But Jamire Davis salvaged that series with a 36-yard touchdown run for a 22-0 lead in the first quarter.
Tyrique Cooper and Davis ran the ball down the field to set up fullback Preston Parks' 5-yard score to close out the scoring in the first half. Cooper's two-point run was called back by a holding penalty. Quarterback Zach Wren ran in the conversion on a 13-yard bootleg.
Jaxon Whittaker forced a Winfree Bryant fumble which was recovered by fellow linebacker Chandler Shaw to set up Foutch's second score.
With younger players in the game in the second half, Quinn Suber forced another Aviator fumble which was recovered by the Blue Devils' Derontay Batey.
Winfree Bryant, which fell to 1-4, will play twice next week - Tuesday against Carroll-Oakland and Thursday against Algood, both at home. Baird will travel to Cookeville next Thursday for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff at Prescott South.
Commanders crush Carroll-Oakland 44-8
Friendship Christian broke open a scoreless game in the second quarter and quickly blew the game open in a 44-8 crushing of visiting Carroll-Oakland in middle school football Tuesday at Pirtle Field.
Ben Jamison, returning from a broken arm suffered in preseason, broke the shutout early in the second when he took his first career carry 40 yards to the house and followed with the two-point conversion.
Josh Folkerts' interception of Vince Floyd set up Jamison's 22-yard touchdown catch from Mike Jones Jr., who later ran 75 yards for the next score and returned a punt 38 yards for the TD which followed for a 28-0 halftime lead. Jones ran in a two-point keeper.
Chad Holcombe forced a fumble which was recovered by Jacob Bostian to set up Jones' 75-yard score.
Bostian ran 54 yards to the end zone early in the second half and Seth Filson ran in the two-point conversion. Filson followed with a 2-yard scoring run. Jamison caught Adam Husseini's two-point pass to cap the Commanders' scoring.
Mitch Toberg broke the shutout with a 56-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. Toberg also caught the two-point pass.
Jones ran three times for 98 yards and went 1-for-2 passing for the 22-yard score.
Luke Smith led Friendship's defense with nine tackles, including four behind the line.
Friendship will play host to Middle Tennessee Christian on Thursday before traveling to Coopertown next Tuesday.