Bulldogs hold on for second region win

Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jahzarian Lampley had two interceptions and two touchdowns as the Pike County Bulldogs defeated Montgomery Academy 21-14 on Friday.

“We played good enough to win the game tonight,” said Pike County head coach Fred Holland. “I was proud of the kids for doing that.”

Lampley scored the Bulldogs first touchdown to give them an early lead at 7-0.

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With the teams tied, Dorrean Starks picked off an Eagles pass and ran it back for a touchdown, giving the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead.

The Bulldogs scored their third touchdown of the night on the second drive of the second half when Lampley scored giving the Bulldogs a 21-7 lead.

Montgomery Academy was able to cut into the deficit in the fourth quarter when they got into the end zone, bringing the score to 21-14.

With less than a minute left, Montgomery Academy threatened to score inside the 15-yard line when Lampley intercepted a pass. The Bulldogs were able to run out the clock to secure the win.

“I am very proud of the guys,” Holland said. “They were good on offense, defense and special teams tonight. I was proud of them for sticking with it.”

The Bulldogs improve to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in region play.

“That is very important,” Holland said. “We talk about that. Every time you get a region win and someone else gets a loss, that pushes them further behind you. Our goal is to stay ahead and keep working hard.”

The Bulldogs travel to Southside Selma next week.