Pike County JV 5-0 with win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 5, 2000

Sports Editor

BRUNDIDGE - The Pike County Bulldogs JV team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 38-8 beating of the Highland Home Flying Squadron on Tuesday night at Bulldog Stadium.

Scoreless at the end of the first quarter, PCH quarterback Chris Nickson crossed the goaline on a keeper with 6:26 left in the second and Dontrell Flowers added the two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead at the half.

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In the second half, Flowers broke a long run to carry the ball to the Flying Squadron’s two-yard line and from there Nickson took it over for his second TD of the night.

The PCH defense came up with the Bulldogs’ next score as Reggie Griffin picked off a pass and returned it for the touchdown to put his team up 24-0 in the fourth quarter.

Nickson added another touchdown at the 3:55 mark of the final period and James Smith picked off another errant Highland Home pass and returned it for a score to give the Bulldogs their final margin of victory.

"We’ve played really well throughout the season," said Pike County JV head coach Danny Suber. "Defense is what’s leading us

right now. We’ve had one touchdown scored on our first team defense all year."

Suber said his players are now realizing that with hard work and effort,

good things can happen.

"This has been a year-long process," he said. "These kids got in the weight room and worked hard during the offseason. Coach (Wayne) Grant came in and not only turned the varsity football team around, but also helped with the junior varsity."

The Pike County junior varsity team will close out their season next Tuesday in Brundidge against Elba. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.