Bulldogs advance with win

Published 10:47 pm Friday, November 16, 2018

For the first time since 2007, the Pike County Bulldogs advanced to the third round of the state playoffs after they knocked off Thomasville 21-14 on Friday night in Thomasville.

The win for the Bulldogs improves their record on the season to 10-2.

After falling behind 7-0, Pike County quarterback Jaidyn Wilson called his own number and scored from one yard out to even the game at 7.

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Wilson was at it again in the second quarter, when he once again called his own number and scored from three yards out to give the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead, a lead that would last until the two teams went into the locker room at halftime.

Turnovers played a big factor in the second half for the Bulldogs. Both Darrick Myhand and Quay Walker picked up an interception late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter. Myhand also recovered a fumble at midfield with 5:00 remaining in the game.

Darrick Myhand gave the Bulldogs a little breathing room when he rumbled his way for a 14-yard touchdown run to give Pike County a 21-7 lead.

Despite an interception by Rayshawn Reynolds, Thomasville got the ball back late in the fourth and crept their way back to within seven with a touchdown to bring the score to 21-14 with :36 remaining.

Thomasville recovered the onside kick, but Reynolds picked off a pass as time expired to seal the win for the Bulldogs.

Reynolds finished the game with 152 yards on 28 carries. Derrick Myhand picked up 61 yards on six carries, while Darrick Myhand had 21 yards.

Hornando Wheeler and Darrick Myhand each finished with 10 tackles.

The Bulldogs will travel to take on Flomaton in the third round s next Friday night.