By Charlie Chitwood
Antwain Jimmerson’s Bulldogs wasted little time in exploiting their superiority over Frankston last Friday night and gave a large Homecoming crowd a 56-0. Jefferson’s fourth-straight victory to open the season helped them ease closer to the AP Top 10 list – the Dawgs are now ranked 11th among all Class 3A teams by state-wide pollsters.
Jefferson quarterback Trey Hodge accounted for five touchdowns – four TD passes and a running score of his own – as Jefferson easily racked up 445 yards of total offense against Frankston. Jefferson’s defense was as stingy as the offense was productive – the visiting Indians managed just three yards of total offense on the night.
Defensive end Tyler Cherry had the biggest night, coming up with three quarterback sacks and then another four tackles made behind the line of scrimmage. On a night where the Bulldogs recorded five total sacks and 14 tackles-for loss, Frankston found any kind of momentum hard to come by.
The visiting Indians tried 24 times to run the football, gaining positive yardage on just 10 of those attempts. With 78 yards in losses on running plays alone, it made for a long night for Frankston ballcarriers.
Cherry – who also recovered a fumble in the ballgame – was named the…
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