By Charlie Chitwood
LINDALE, Texas – As things turned out last week, the lyric question wasn’t so much about who let the Dawgs out, but rather which one Antwain Jimmerson turned loose in Jefferson’s bi-district playoff against Famersville.
Tyron Williams, raise your hand.
Williams was handed the ball nine times and ran wild, racking up 287 steps and scoring six touchdowns – five of 30 yards or more – and then capped the night with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to lead Jefferson (10-1) to a stunning 69-30 victory over Farmersville. The Fightin’ Farmers saw their season come to a screeching halt and ends the year at 7-4.
Jimmerson’s “J-Dawgs” were patient in awaiting their opportunities against a ball-hogging opponent, then wasted no time whatsoever into burning up scoreboard lightbulbs. Farmersville managed a respectable 348 yards of offense on the night – averaging 4.97 yards per play in 70 plays – but Jefferson ballcarriers were seemingly shot out of a cannon all night and gained 454 yards on just 25 totes for a whopping 18.2 yards per carry. Overall, the Dawgs ended up with 537 yards total offense in just 31 offensive snaps.
Williams’ big night was the story, however. The talented back eased into his big evening with a 1-yd run that gave Jefferson a 7-0 lead, then broke a 7-7 tie with a 35-yard touchdown run midway through the opening quarter. He would follow those two tallies with touchdown runs of 35, 79, 48 and 53 yards before dashing to his seventh touchdown of the night at the end of a 94-yard kickoff return late in the game.
Credit the Bulldogs offensive line for making the holes that sprung Bulldog backs all night. The Jefferson blockers gave Trey Hodge enough time to complete all six of his pass attempts for 83 yards without an interception and including a 35-yard scoring hookup with T.Q. Jackson.
Hodge scored a rushing touchdown of his own while Dee Black chipped in a 16-yarder for a score.
The Bulldogs now face Whitesboro on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Emory Rains’ Wildcat Stadium. The Bearcats (8-3) enter the game looking for more…
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