Lampley’s big night leads Dogs past Comer

Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jahzarian Lampley ran left. Jahzarian ran right. Jahzarian Lampley ran up the middle.

Pike County saddled up Lampley early and often en route to a dominant 27-0 win over B.B. Comer Friday.

In total, Lampley rolled up 227 yards rushing and three scores.

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The first drive of the game showed what Pike County wanted to do: run it down the Tigers’ throat.

Lampley carried the ball 11 times on the Bulldogs first 12 plays, nearly all between the tackles, en route to a score.

However, Lampley showed he is more than a between-the-tackles power back by ripping off scoring romps of 45 and 58 yards.

It was a performance that brought a smile to Pike County head coach Fred Holland’s face.

“Jahzarian is a hard worker,” Holland said. “He wants to run the ball. He wants to carry this team. I can’t say enough for his work ethic. He deserves a night like this.”

The Bulldog defense also turned in a solid night. The unit held Comer to just 151 yards of total offense, with more than half coming on the final drive of the game.

Comer drove to the Pike County 4-yard line, but the defense stiffened to preserve the shutout.

The win gives Pike County a key early region win, and a little momentum headed in to a “big time” game against Montgomery Academy next week.

“It’s a wonderful thing to be 1-0 in the region,” Holland said with an ear-to-ear grin. “We have a big time team next week against Montgomery Academy. I saw a lot of improvement tonight. We need to keep it going.”