MCHS JV quarterback throws the ball down field. Photo by Josiah Connelly

MCHS JV quarterback throws the ball down field. Photo by Josiah Connelly

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV Bulldogs lost their final regular season home game to the Greene County Tigers 24-32 last Thursday, Oct. 10. Today, Oct 17, the JV Dogs play their last game of the regular season against the East Jackson Eagles in Commerce.

Morgan County began the game with possession of the ball, but an early fumble gave the Tigers the ball deep in Morgan County territory, and they were able to score after five plays, going ahead of the Dogs 7-0 for the first lead of the game.

The Bulldogs struck back quickly; within a minute of game play, they advanced 70-yards for a touchdown and even picked up a two-point conversion to inch ahead of the Tigers 8-7.

A bad snap on a punt attempt during the Dogs’ next drive again gave the ball to Greene near the Morgan County 20-yard line, and the Tigers had no trouble scoring on the next play with a 16-yard halfback pass.

Down 13-8 going into the second quarter, the Dogs had more trouble with ball control, but a fortunate fumble by Morgan County on their own 32-yard line ended up creating a safety for Morgan County and the score went to 13-10.

Taking a page from the Tigers’ book, the Dogs utilized a halfback pass play for a touchdown of their own during their next drive, again taking the lead at 16-13 with five minutes left in the half.

Greene County snuck another touchdown in right under the buzzer to go ahead 19-16 just before the half.

The Tigers put up 13 points during the third quarter to expand their lead over the Dogs to 32-16.

Morgan County managed to hold Greene scoreless in the fourth quarter and capitalized on a Tiger fumble, which was returned almost 40 yards for a Morgan County touchdown.

The Dogs were able to pick up another two-point conversion after the touchdown to put them 24-32 behind Greene.

The Tigers ran down the clock on their final drive to end the game still ahead by eight points.

Today, Oct.17, the JV Dogs will be playing their last game of the regular season in Commerce, against the East Jackson Eagles.

Jody McAlister runs the ball. Photo by Josiah Connelly

Jody McAlister runs the ball. Photo by Josiah Connelly