ADM rides into playoffs with season's largest win over Perry
Virtually all of Adel knew ADM (3-4) was winning Friday night as the victory cannon was smoking all night to announce each score in the 70-0 win over Perry (0-7) to close the regular season. Not only did the Tigers hit a new high score for the season, they also had their most diverse showcase with 10 players finding the end zone.
Leading the pack, quarterback Tate Stine-Smith completed all six of his passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns, adding one score on a 15-yard run to lead 48-0 at halftime. Sam Holloway jumped under center in the second half, adding one score through the air and on the ground.
Their combined aerial efforts led to a wide range of receivers with no one having more than 30 yards. Cade Morse, Benjamin Smith and Vince Benetti were all on the receiving end of those three touchdowns.
ADM's work on the ground was nearly just as diverse as five rushers crossed the goal line, none more dominant than Brevin Droll. Touching the ball for the first time this season, the freshman danced to 160 yards and a TD on 13 carries while Ryan Conrad and Jacob Yanacek also scored.
Scoring turned out to be infectious for the ADM roster as the defense also found ways to get on the scoreboard. With five total forced turnovers from the Tigers, Lucas Curry took his interception 42 yards to the house while David Finnegan ran 38 yards on a scoop-and-score fumble return.
After the two Raccoon River rivals had a series of four games between 2013 and 2018 decided by one possession, the disparity has reached a new height. The Tigers won 71-0 last year.
The Tigers likely won't be able to reach that same peak in the first round of the playoffs as they hit the road for Bondurant-Farrar (5-2) which has allowed just 14.3 points per game. Perry faces a Nevada (5-2) team coming off a two-game losing streak.