While there was plenty of lightning and thunder across the state Friday night, the Ringling Blue Devils decided to make a little noise of their own against Marietta.

While there was plenty of lightning and thunder across the state Friday night, the Ringling Blue Devils decided to make a little noise of their own against Marietta.

Despite having multiple delays to start the game, it didn’t slow down the Blue Devils as they raced to a commanding 43-0 victory, moving them to 2-1 on the season.

Marietta meanwhile has yet to score this season, falling to 0-3 in the process. 

Kash Lyle got the scoring started for Ringling in the first quarter with a 32-yard touchdown run, making it 7-0 after the extra point from Duchaine Paul. 

Near the end of the first quarter it looked like the Indians were going to break through for some much needed momentum on offense as they were driving deep into Blue Devils territory.

However, the Blue Devils held their nerve and blocked an attempted field goal, which was recovered by Kyler Buckaloo and returned 82 yards for the touchdown, making it 14-0 after the extra point. 

Less than four minutes into the second quarter, Kash Lyle proved he was money once again as he dashed his way 58-yards for the touchdown, making it 21-0. 

Moments later, Drake Stapleton got an interception, giving the Blue Devils the ball at the Marietta 38-yard line. 

The drive would stall though as the Indians recovered a fumble on their own 7-yard line, as the Blue Devils went into halftime leading 21-0. 

Early in the third quarter, Lyle struck again but this time it was on a pass as he caught a throw from Sam Vanbuskirk for a 78-yard touchdown, making it 28-0.

After a pair of costly turnovers by the Indians, Lyle was able to strike again, this time with his fourth touchdown of the night on an eight-yard run with just over six minutes to go in the third to make it 36-0, after Ethan Johnson rushed in for the two-point conversion. 

Bo Mitchell finished the game off for Ringling in the fourth quarter as he converted a 25-yard rushing touchdown, before Paul added the extra point to end the scoring for RHS. 

Ringling will open district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at home against Walters at Rick Gandy Memorial Stadium, while Marietta will open district play on the road against Comanche at the same time.