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