Straughn downs Bullock Co.

Published 12:53 am Saturday, October 2, 2010

Straughn's Josh Dewrell runs through Bullock County defenders Friday night. | Josh Dutton/Star-News

CORRECTION: Straughn beat Bullock County 48-12, not 48-20.

Turnovers and big plays on defense plagued the Bullock County Hornets enough to lift the Straughn Tigers to a 48-20 homecoming win Friday night.

Straughn did not disappoint, scoring early and often.

After forcing a three-and-out, Straughn senior quarterback Josh Dewrell led the first offensive drive 58 yards, and capped it off with a 4-yard touchdown run.

Bullock County’s next drive was halted when senior quarterback Gregory Junior’s pass was intercepted by Straughn freshman Devin Scott, who then returned the ball to the Hornet nine-yard line.

Dewrell then punched it in from there to give the Tigers a 13-0 lead.

Again, Straughn’s defense held the Hornets to another three-and-out, and the Tigers took advantage on their next offensive possession.

The 83-yard drive was set up by a Dewrell 33-yard completion to senior Josh Henderson. Dewrell then finished the drive off a few plays later with a six-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 20-0 edge with 2:40 left in the first quarter.

Another big stop from the Straughn defense, and the Tigers’ offense went to the air in their passing game.

Dewrell completed both pass attempts on the drive. Colten Lewis completed one pass for 30 yards, and then that set up a Seth Kinsaul touchdown completion from 27 yards to make it 27-0.

The Tiger defense went back to work, racking up seven tackles for a five-yard loss, forcing another three-and-out on the Hornets.

Following the change of possessions, Straughn’s Chase short was able to break off a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 34-0 second quarter lead.

Bullock County managed to get some points on the board when Jeffery Scott ran the ball 80 yards with 7:41 left in the first half.

On Straughn’s next offensive possession, the Tigers set up their running game, which led to a one-yard touchdown from senior Anthony Elmore.

Straughn’s defense capped the first half off, when senior Zac Turvin caught an interception pass from Bullock County’s Gregory Junior.

Bullock County held Straughn to a punt at the start of the third quarter, and took advantage, when Scott scampered in from one yard out to score with 5:23 on the clock.

Straughn scored again in the fourth quarter to capture the win, and remain undefeated this season.