Cedar­town picks up re­gion win over LaGrange

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By Kevin Myrick

Cedar­town snarled, scratched and clawed their way to an­other vic­tory and moved to 1-1 in 5-4A re­gion play with a 38-10 win last week over the LaGrange.

The 5-1 Bull­dogs amassed 329 yards on of­fense and gained 16 first downs with­out a sin­gle punt on the night in the rout, but it didn’t come so easy.

“LaGrange maybe 0-6, but they are a pretty good foot­ball team,” said head coach Doyle Kel­ley fol­low­ing the game. “They came af­ter us, and they never stopped. They just kept hammering away. They’re go­ing to be a good foot­ball team, and I don’t know how they’re 0-6. I re­ally don’t.”

Kel­ley said much of the team’s suc­cess of the night came not just from outscor­ing LaGrange 3510 in the first half, but on what the Bull­dogs de­fense were able to do to keep the Grangers from scor­ing be­fore the fi­nal buzzer.

That in­cluded two in­ter­cep­tions by Zah Fra­zier - in­clud­ing one that went back for a touch­down - and a big sec­ond half sack on Granger quar­ter­back Charles Crawford.

Just as much as the de­fense shined, it was Cedar­town’s of­fense that re­ally drove the game.

The Bull­dogs put up 250 yards in the first half, 162 of those on the ground shared bet ween Kobe Pryor, Tony Mathis and Keshun Kent. Over­all the of­fense put up 213 yards on the ground for the night.

“Trevon ( Wof­ford) played well, our big guys played well,” he said. “The guys that needed to play well stepped up and played well.”

He said that so long as his front line­man keep con­trol of the line of scrim­mage, op­por­tu­ni­ties for his team will con­tinue to open up in games to come. Wof­ford’s night wasn’t all per­fect. He was 10 of 12 for 116 yards with 1 touch­down for 45 yards to Kent in the first quar­ter, and 2 in­ter­cep­tions.

LaGrange’s lone touch­down came from Cor­nell Ken­drick, who drove in for a 3- yard score.

They also landed a 30- yard field goal for their fi­nal points of the night. They fin­ished over­all with 157 yards, with Crawford los­ing the ball on three in­ter­cep­tions.

He went 4/ 11 for 33 yards on the night.

The Bull­dogs are back in ac­tion on Friday night in a trip to face Cen­tral Car­roll. The 3-3 (1-1 5-4A) Lions fell to Cartersville in a 55-6 loss on the road to the still per­fect Pur­ple Hur­ri­canes.

Kel­ley said his team would be back to work this week­end get­ting ready.

“I ’ m not wor­ried about Cen­tral, I ’ m not wor­ried about LaGrange. I’m wor­ried about Cedar­town, and get­ting us where we need to be,” Kel­ley said.

Kevin Myrick / Stan­dard Jour­nal

Quar­ter­back Trevon Wof­ford gets a big block and finds a lane to run for a first down against LaGrange.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Cedar­town’s Trevon Wof­ford runs to­ward LaGrange’s Myles John­son who trips and falls in stride.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

The Cedar­town Bull­dogs marched onto the field with locked arms in honor of slain Polk County Po­lice Det. Kris­ten Hearne on Friday night be­fore the start of the game.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Trevon Wof­ford cuts down­field for the Bull­dogs look­ing for a first down over the LaGrange de­fense.

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