2007-11-14 / Sports

Early County goes scoreless against Bulldogs

By Jay Palmer Sports Writer

Thomasville took advantage of five Early County turnovers to beat the Bobcats 23-0 in Thomasville last Friday night.

The win clinched the 1-AA region championship for the Bulldogs, while Early County dropped to third.

The Bobcats moved the ball at will all night against the Bulldogs but could not score when they got the ball down close.

After recovering the opening kickoff at the Bulldog 47-yard line, Early drove to the Thomasville 19-yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

The Bulldogs then drove to mid-field and punted the Bobcats back to their 14- yard line.

Early was then forced to punt from the 15 and the snap sailed over the kicker's head and out of the end zone for a safety and 2-0 Bulldog lead.

Thomasville added to that lead after the ensuing free kick when Kendrick Dixon hit Charles Hayes for a 37- yard scoring strike. The extra point was good to make the score 9-0.

The Bobcats appeared to be poised to answer that score, driving to the Bulldog 4-yard line on their next possession. On first and goal from the fourth, Mike Perry's pass was intercepted by Bulldogs Jamarcez Carr in the end zone to end the threat.

The Bulldogs increased their lead after that play, driving 80 yards and scoring when Dixon hit Freddrick Holton with a 20- yard touchdown pass on fourth and 15. The extra made the score 16-0.

Early continued to move the ball for the remainder of the game but could not dent the end zone. The Bulldogs added a late score to make the final 23-0.

Early County begins playoff action this week, traveling to Jefferson County to take on the Warriors.

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