…And JV makes three
By Nick Nunn
Last Thursday, the Junior Varsity (JV) Bulldogs beat the Greene County Tigers 21-12, making them the third Morgan County football team to beat Greene County this year.
The Bulldogs won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half.
Early in the Tigers’ first drive, Maclane Zant was able to intercept the ball at the Morgan County 17-yard line.
The Bulldogs advanced far into their territory a few plays later when Trey Chapman ran the ball 45 yards to the Tigers’ 18-yard line. Brantley Frost was able to make it the rest of the way to the endzone on a quarterback keeper for the first touchdown of the game.
With three seconds to go before the second quarter, the Bulldogs pulled ahead 7-0.
Most of the second quarter went by without any additional scoring, until Andre Peterson made a 10-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs.
Andre Bishop kicked the extra point, bringing the score to 14-0.
The Tigers received Morgan County’s next kickoff with only 57 seconds before the half but were able to run it all of the way back into their endzone on the return.
Going into halftime, the score was 14-6.
Morgan County received the ball to begin the third quarter, but the Bulldogs fumbled the ball in their first drive. The fumble set up the Tigers’ second touchdown of the night, which brought the score to 14-12.
Despite knocking on the door a couple of times, the Tigers would not score again during the game.
Alex Dickson was able to give the Bulldogs good field advantage after the next kickoff return, making it all of the way to the Greene County 40-yard line.
Morgan County scored a few plays later with a 56-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Worth. This touchdown was the last of the game. With the extra point, the score was 21-12.
In the last quarter of the game, their were impressive defensive plays, including a sack by Worth that set the Tigers back 10 yards and an interception by Dickson, but the offense wasn’t able to get anything started.
The final score of the game was 21-12.
This was the second victory of the JV Bulldogs’ season. Their record is 3-3 for the season. Their last game of the season, which will take place next week against East Jackson, will tip the balance one way or the other.
The game against East Jackson will take place today at Bill Corry Stadium at 5:30 p.m.
Printed in the October 18, 2012 edition