Bulldogs advance, pound Flomaton

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 19, 2000

Sports Writer

FLOMATON – One year after failing to make the playoffs, the Pike County Bulldogs are headed to the quarterfinals.

The Bulldogs (8-5) rolled over Flomaton on Friday night, 28-7, and will now travel to face Washington County next Friday night. Washington County edged Lincoln 22-18 on Friday night.

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Flomaton received the opening kickoff and drove the ball inside Bulldog territory, but the ball was picked off, ending the threat.

The Bulldogs then set up shop on their own 42-yard line. Following a fullback dive on their first offensive play of the evening quarterback Chris Nickson completed a play-action pass to theMarquez Foster, who raced 54 yards for the touchdown. Tyrone Boyd added the 2-point conversion to give the Bulldogs an early 8-0 lead.

The next score was the result of a five-play 32-yard drive.

Boyd once again scored, this time from 2- yards out. The 2-point conversion attempt failed. With 11:04 remaining in the second quarter the Bulldogs led 14-0.

On the next series, the Hurricanes opened up the passing game. Jesse Allgood connected with Mac McCall on third and 15 for a 23-yard gain.

On the next play Allgood hit Leon Johnson for a first and 10 at the Bulldog 11. However, the Hurricanes failed to score or pick up the necessary yardage for another first down and gave the ball up to Pike County.

Penalties on

back-to-back plays forced Pike County to go to the air for the first down. On third down on the 20, Jesse Allgood intercepted the Bulldog pass which gave the ‘Canes first and 10 from Bulldog 30-yard line. Behind the running of Shawn Yuhasz, the

‘Canes drove to the 14. Allgood then connected with Mac McCall for a 14-yard touchdown strike. McCall also added the PAT.

At halftime, Pike County led 14-7.

During the second half,

Pike County’s athleticism and speed took control of the game. Durane Flowers scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, with 4:49 left in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 20-7 lead.

Boyd added his second touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter, this time from 8-yards out to finish the scoring for Pike County.

In third quarter, the Bulldogs put together a four-play drive of 66 yards and during the fourth quarter an eleven-play, 85 yard drive.

The Bulldogs finished the game with 268 yards rushing and held Flomaton to just 45 yards on the ground. Pike County had 337 yards of total offense to the Hurricanes’ 184.