By Charlie Chitwood
CLARKSVILLE, Texas – Jefferson’s
Bulldogs scored 42 second-half points en route to their fifth straight win of the season, a 62-0 shellacking of the Blue Tigers in their own Red River County back yard.
The victory makes the Dawgs 5-0 at the midway point with a week off to get ready for District 8-3A competition next week.
Four different Jefferson ballcarriers scored touchdowns in this one, as the Dawgs amassed 322 rushing yards on 32 plays.
Reserve back Malik Cannon ended up as the team leader with 80 yards and one touchdown on nine carries while Tyron Williams crossed the goal line three times during his six carries for 57 yards.
For the second straight game, Jefferson’s depth received the biggest workout while the Dawg defense pitched another shutout.
Winless Clarksville could manage 68 yards through the air on 10-of-17 passing, but the Blue Tigers ground game never launched, “gaining” -14 on 32 carries.
The Dawgs registered a whopping 17 tackles for loss for 82 yards in losses. Eric Gipson seemingly came out of Clarksville’s huddle on many plays, registering nine tackles behind the Clarksville line.
Bulldog quarterback Trey Hodge got half the night off and completed 7-of-13 passes for just 97 yards.
The night was the first of the year in which a Bulldog receiver failed to score, but it was also a night where any aerial artistry was pretty much unnecessary.
Tyron Williams started…
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