Tro­jans fall short at Bow­don

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Ja­son Bretch By Scott Herpst

The Bow­don High School foot­ball team cel­e­brated home­com­ing in style courtesy of a 28-20 sub­re­gion vic­tory over Gor­don Lee on Friday night at War­ren P. Sewell Field.

The Red Devils (2-4 over­all, 1-2 Re­gion 6-A “A”) took the open­ing drive of the game and ran eight min­utes off the clock be­fore find­ing the end zone on a touch­down run by DeDe Cox. The two-point con­ver­sion put the host squad ahead 8-0.

The Tro­jans (2-4, 1-2) got the on the board early in the sec­ond quar­ter on a 37-yard touch­down run from Braden Jarvis, which was set up by a 30yard pass from Austin Thomp­son to Tucker Miller.

Fol­low­ing a Bow­don fum­ble on its next pos­ses­sion, Jarvis hit pay­dirt again, this time from 29 yards out to put Gor­don Lee up 14-8, a score that would stand un­til the half.

Gor­don Lee took pos­ses­sion to start the sec­ond half, but Thomp­son was sacked for a big loss and the Tro­jans were forced to punt to the Red Devils. Bow­don then reeled off a 10-play scor­ing drive capped by a 1-yard keeper from quar­ter­back Nathan Hill.

On Bow­don’s next drive, it used a pair of long run­ning plays from Tra­jan Bod­die and Kyle Franklin of 22 yards and 33 yards, re­spec­tively, to set up a 4-yard Bod­die touch­down run early in the fourth quar­ter.

Gor­don Lee an­swered with an 11-play se­ries, which in­cluded three penal­ties against the Red Devils, to keep the drive alive. Thomp­son scored from three yards out, but the Tro­jans’ fake at­tempt on the ex­tra point was no good.

Bow­don found the end zone one more time. A 45-yard Franklin run set up a 23-yard Bod­die touch­down and the PAT made it an eight-point game at 28-20.

Gor­don Lee was able to move the ball on its last drive, but Thomp­son was in­ter­cepted by Ben Fort­son, who re­turned the pick 37 yards and the Red Devils were able to get in the vic­tory for­ma­tion to seal the deal.

Bow­don trav­els to Chris­tian Her­itage this week, while the Tro­jans play host to stil­lun­beaten Mount Zion, who beat Dar­ling­ton, 31-30, on Friday.

The North­west Bru­ins led 22-0 at the end of the first quar­ter, bal­looned their ad­van­tage to 49-0 at the half and coasted to a 49-7 win at LaFayette on Friday night, putting a damper on Home­com­ing at Jack King Sta­dium.

The Ram­blers’ only score came on a 23-yard Dakota Cathey touch­down run in the third quar­ter. Max Stud­dard pro­vided the point af­ter.

Alan Hu paced LaFayette with 57 yards on 14 car­ries. Cathey had 39 yards on 10 car­ries and Johnny Made­rias added 28 yards on five rushes. LaFayette was 0-for-3 on pass at­tempts.

North­west (4-2 over­all, 1-1 in Re­gion 6-AAAA) will get set to take on un­beaten Her­itage in Tun­nel Hill this coming Friday night, while LaFayette (2-4, 0-2) will head to Rossville as they get set to tan­gle with an­other un­de­feated team in county ri­val Ridge­land.

Jonathan Ke­own throws a block for LaFayette run­ning back Dakota Cathey dur­ing Friday’s Home­com­ing game at Jack King Sta­dium. The North­west Whit­field Bru­ins claimed a 49-7 win. (Photo by Keith Deal)

Gor­don Lee’s Caleb Vines tries to pull down Bow­don’s Nathan Hill dur­ing Friday’s game in Bow­don. (Photo by Ricky Stil­ley/Times-Ge­or­gian)

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