Cedar­town got out of home­com­ing with hard hits and a re­gion win be­fore a week off

Cedar­town snaps back in fi­nal quar­ter for home­com­ing win

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By KEVIN MYRICK Ed­i­tor

It took the fourth quar­ter for the Cedar­town Bull­dogs to fi­nally be­gin rolling, but once they did they were able to grab a 26-6 home­com­ing win Friday night over the Cen­tral-Car­roll Lions.

The Bull­dogs put up 272 yards of of­fense on the night against the Lions, who were held to 141 yards and only five first downs.

Cedar­town scored two touch­downs in the first half, grab­bing its open­ing score mid­way through the first quar­ter off a Tony Mathis run for 2 yards fol­low­ing an in­ter­cep­tion by Jakob Ro­driguez.

The Bull­dogs (5-2, 2-1 Re­gion 5-4A) scored again off a sneak by Trevon Wof­ford into the end zone to cap a half field drive early in the sec­ond quar­ter. Cedar­town wouldn’t

come close to the end zone again un­til late in the sec­ond half.

“Cen­tral is not your typ­i­cal 0-7 team. They played hard,” Cedar­town head coach Scott Hen­drix said. “We hon­estly weren’t at our best, with a lot of dropped balls and penal­ties. Over­all we played to win in this league, and we’re happy with it.”

The Bull­dogs scored with 11:54 left in the game off another end zone rush by Wof­ford, and another by Mathis to cap off a 75-yard drive as time wound down in the game.

The only score the Bull­dogs gave up was a 60-yard pass put up by Cen­tral quar­ter­back Xavier Vaughn, but the Lions (0-8, 0-3) were un­able to con­vert on the point af­ter due to a bad snap that was picked up and held by the Cedar­town de­fense.

The Bull­dogs took some rough shots dur­ing Friday’s game, with both Quan Neal and Wof­ford strug­gling through the game with in­juries.

They’ll have to heal fast as Hen­drix said his team would be pre­par­ing for “a war.”

“We’re go­ing to try and get our guys healthy and get back to work,” he said.

Cedar­town has next week off and are back on the road on Oct. 20 to face Troup County.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Cedar­town’s Kobe Pryor jumps in the air to block a pass from Cen­tral Car­roll quar­ter­back Xavier Vaughn dur­ing the Oct. 7 home­com­ing game.

Pho­tos con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Cedar­town quar­ter­back Trevon Wof­ford puts up a pass dur­ing home­com­ing on Oct. 7.

Cedar­town run­ning­back Tony Mathis moves the ball down the field against Cen­tral Car­roll’s Xavier Vaughn dur­ing Friday’s home­com­ing game.

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