Bulldog Beacon Sports | Dawgs Pulverize Mount Vernon Tigers

By Austin Farmer
JHS Campus Editor

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The Bulldog field goal team with AJ Singleton #8 lines up for a PAT attempt. Photo by Caleb Shepard

On Friday the Dawgs won an icy battle at the muddy (and pink) Bulldog Stadium against the Mount Vernon Tigers, making the Dawgs 2-1 in their district season and 6-1 overall.

This game was the annual Pink-out game to show support and raise awareness for people who know someone or is someone who is currently suffering with Breast Cancer, with this year’s shirt sporting the quote “For us it’s a game, for them it’s a battle.”

 

The Dawgs had notable stats in this game by seniors RB Dee Black (#21) and QB Kylan Thomas (#5). Dee Black rushed for a total of 194 yards, scoring four touchdowns in the process.Kylan Thomas passed for 50 yards and rushed for a total of 163 yards, scoring two touchdowns total.

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The Bulldogs take down the Mount Vernon Tigers.Photo by Caleb Shepard

A fun fact about the game is that Dee Black finally broke the 1,000 yard mark for total rushing yards with Kylan Thomas being right behind him with over 900 yards. They are both tied as of right now for total touchdowns scored by rushing.

When asked about the feeling of achieving over 1,000 rushing yards, Black responded with, “It has most definitely felt great. It has been a goal for me since I broke the 1,000 rushing yards mark last year.

My goal this year is to beat my uncle Jojo Rawls record of 1,900 yards rushing.”While there is not a game this week, QB Kylan Thomas stresses the importance of still working hard by saying, “Now that we see what we can accomplish when we work hard in practice, I feel like it sparked a new flame to see how far past our limitations we can push ourselves with each other like it’s the state game. The energy has skyrocketed and it’s really helpful for our success during the season.“

This Friday the Dawgs have an open week as they prepare to travel to Atlanta, to face off against the Rabbits on October 25.

 

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