Brantley Bulldogs too much for Eagles
The Brantley Bulldogs pounced on the Pleasant Home Eagles early en route to a 46-2 victory in high school football action Friday.
The Bulldogs visited Pleasant Home Stadium and took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Jamyal Jones capped the scoring drive with a seven-yard run into the end zone for the touchdown.
Devaris Skanes had a big 50-yard run during the drive to set up the score. Cedric Jones added a PAT and the Bulldogs were on top 7-0 with 8:39 remaining in the opening period.
Pleasant Home managed to stop Brantley on a third-and-goal play from the four-yard line later in the quarter. The Bulldogs sent Jones out to attempt a 25-yard field goal. Jones missed as the Bulldogs failed to add to their 7-0 lead.
The Bulldogs, however, did not wait too long before adding to the lead.
Senior quarterback Channing Spivey found Marcel Stamps for a 19-yard touchdown pass. Jones converted the PAT and the Bulldogs were on top 14-0.
The score remained 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Eagles scored via a safety.
Nathaniel Blount tackled Spivey in the end zone, after a bobbled snap, for the Eagles' only two points of the game.
The Bulldogs held a 14-2 lead with 6:52 left to play in the first half.
Stamps scored his second touchdown of the game before the halftime intermission.
He blocked a Pleasant Home punt, scooped up the ball and raced about 30 yards for a score. Jones converted the PAT to give the Bulldogs a 21-2 lead.
Spivey and Stamps hooked up one more time before the half ended with another touchdown-producing pass play.
Spivey hit Stamps for a 13-yard touchdown play with 38 seconds left in the first half. Jones once again converted the PAT and the Bulldogs held a 28-2 lead at the half.
The Bulldogs scored 18 unanswered points in the second half for a 46-2 victory to remain undefeated on the season.
Brantley went into Friday's game as the No. 5-ranked team in Class 1A.
The Eagles are now 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in region play.
The Eagles will be at home again next Friday night when the Cottonwood Bears come to town.
The Bears held off a late charge by the Florala Wildcats to get a 28-20 win Friday.
The Pleasant Home-Cottonwood game will be another important region game for both teams. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.