Dawgs’ D makes it a long ‘Knight’ for Montgomery Catholic

Published 12:12 am Saturday, October 12, 2013

After beginning the season 1-2, the Pike County Bulldogs have found their winning ways as they have now won 3 of their last 4 games including a 46-14 routing of Montgomery Catholic on Friday night.

The Bulldogs were led by a balanced offensive attack in the first have which totaled 272 yards in the first twenty-four minutes.

“We always stress running the ball and playing good defense,” said Bulldog head coach Fred Holland. “We made a couple of big plays tonight on both sides but there is always room for improvement.”

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Not much more improvement was need on the defensive side as the Bulldogs ferocious defense rattled Knights quarterback Joseph Armstrong to the tune of 5 interceptions, 4 of those coming in the first half with two of them being returned for touchdowns to give Pike County a 20-0 lead just seven minutes into the game.

“We always stress getting turnovers and I believe the guys really did that well tonight,” said Holland. “I am just really proud of how well they were able to play tonight.

Up 20-0, Pike County would add another touchdown in the first as quarterback Jerrell Lawson connected with Deshon Cowling for the twenty-five yard strike.

Catholic would not go away quietly.

After it seemed Lawson had crossed the goal line, he fumbled the ball and Brett Foxworth scooped up the ball and took it 100 yards and put Catholic on the board.

Catholic would also add a 10 yard touchdown pass from Armstrong to Foxworth to bring the Knights within 12 but that is as close as they would get.

LaMarcus Adair was the star of the show tonight for the Bulldogs as he literally carried the load.

He ran the ball thirty-four times for a total of 214 yards. In the last fifteen plays of the game for the Bulldogs, Adair rushed the ball eleven of those fifteen plays.

“LeMarcus has been working extremely well for us on offensive,” said Holland. “We have several other backs that do well for us, but Marcus has some size on them and that really helps out the team.”

The Bulldogs are now 4-3 on the season and have another tough match-up against Geneva County in Hartford next week.

“They are a tough team,” said Holland. “We have to take the things we learned from this game and make sure we do our best to carry them over into practice and into Friday’s game. It’s one step closer to a playoff berth, so we are going to keep fighting until we reach our goal.”