ELYSIAN FIELDS STINGS BULLDOGS, 30-25; Jefferson falls to 1-2; trip to Frankston up next

By Charlie Chitwood
bulldogs-footballThere’s always a “could-have, should-have, would-have” element in losing a tight football game, but Jefferson coaches were quick to point beyond a questioned interception ruling that effectively halted a late Jefferson rally and allowed Elysian Fields to escape with a 30-25 non-district victory.

Instead, the Bulldogs’ second loss of the season was chalked up as a result of the visiting Yellowjackets’ ability to largely do what they wanted on offense en route to more than 500 yards of production. Still, it was progress for Antwain Jimmerson’s young brigade.

“I think we can already look back on these first three games and be proud, Jimmerson said afterward. “We would have preferred to dictate more when they did throw the football, but we have two of our veteran linebackers standing on the sideline right now (Tanner Murphy and Josh Kellogg). Your pass rush has a lot to do with how you grade the work of your secondary, but I like who we have back there right now. It’s a good
five-man rotation.”

One of those five – junior Kepha Luster – was Johnny-on-the-spot in ending Elysian Fields’ first drive of the game with an interception. The pick allowed Jefferson to head the other way and grab a 7-0 lead on Trey Hodge’s 20-yard scamper and Landon Fuquay’s PAT kick.

The Yellowjackets knotted the game at…

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