PCHS downs Slocomb, 29-24

Published 12:24 am Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Bulldogs of Pike County let their confidence roll into the second game of the season this week against the Red Tops of Slocomb.

In their first regional game of the season Pike County fought to a 29-24 victory.

The first half saw plenty of action through the air with a few exciting plays from senior quarterback Jerelle Bailey with the help of two supporting wide receivers Quadry Greasham and Kendrick Jackson, completing 8 of 11 passes for approximately 100 yards.

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The defense swarmed to the ball causing and recovering 2 fumbles, creating plenty of buzz on the Bulldogs sidelines.

“Execution of the offense was successful half of the time,” coach Robert Johnson said after the game.

“The penalties yards killed us and we have to work on that.”

Penalties was the biggest defense against the Bulldogs offense pushing them back every time they seemed to move forward, racking up over 100 yards throughout the game.

Both teams played hard-nosed and physical, characteristic of an in-region game, resulting in two Pike County Bulldogs being ejected from the game for misconduct in the second half, however Johnson had no further comment on the ejections.

The second half was kicked off with an 80-yard return for touchdown by Slocomb, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

The running game dominated and was the mark of the second half.

Pike County led the way on the ground, continuing to show their presence and power with Bailey leading the way on the ground and through the air.

Pike County will bring this 2-0 season start back home next week as they face off against Dale County.