Bulldogs celebrate by stinging Yellow Jackets

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 3, 2004

The Pike County Bulldogs pulled out a homecoming victory Friday night defeating the Abbeville Yellow Jackets, 41-0, at Bulldog Stadium.

James Jackson, sophomore tailback for the Bulldogs, rushed eight times for a total of 78 yards rushing.

He had five tackles and one interception.

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Jackson made the first interception of the night with over eight minutes remaining in the first quarter, paving the way for the first touchdown.

Early in the second quarter, Jackson carried in a two point conversion and, later in the night, scored the Bulldogs fifth touchdown.

Junior quarterback, Alonzo Foster, rushed six times for a total of 72 yards.

He finished the night with five of 10 passes for a total of 104 yards.

Jarmon Barrow, junior fullback, had five rushes with a total of 35 yards.

He also had seven tackles for the night. Barrow scored the Bulldogs first touchdown of the night as well as the extra point afterwards, bringing the score to 7-0.

Freshman tailback, Darrell Reynolds, made a lot of yards for the Bulldogs and finalized the score at 41-0 with the last touchdown of the game with only two minutes and 13 seconds remaining in the game.

The Bulldogs had a total of 28 rushing attempts for a total of 193 yards and 297 yards for the night.

Abbeville walked away with only 24 yards total offense.

They had 48 yards passing that were brought down by their rushing yards of negative 24.

"The offensive line is picking blocks better and moving the ball," Pike County High School head football coach Wayne Grant said.

"The receivers did a good job and I hope that we will continue to get a little better each week."

The Bulldogs only senior, Calvin McClendon, had five tackles for the night and carried in the Bulldogs second touchdown of the night.

McClendon, defensive lineman, has done very well according to Grant.

"Calvin did a real good job tonight," Grant said.

"He was the team captain and he has played good every year and put forth a lot of effort.

He was excited and did a great job."

Grant is also excited about their record when it comes to regional games and the fact that they have won 18 out of their last 19 games.

"We have had no region losses in three years," Grant said.

"It makes you feel good when you compete with teams your own size and caliber and are able to win."