Sweet Water sours PHS playoffs hopes

Published 12:04 am Saturday, November 6, 2010

SWEET WATER – The Sweet Water Bulldogs set the tone early in their first round 48-0 playoff romp over Pleasant Home Friday night.

The Bulldog defense was relentless all night, and didn’t allow the visiting Eagles to cross the 50-yard line until the second half; a feat Pleasant Home would only accomplish twice all night.

“The only thing I’m disappointed in, is the fact that our seniors played so well all year, and then they couldnt leave their final game victorious,” PHS coach Robert Bradford said. “We knew coming in here, that we were playing a giant. It looked like a high school team against a college team. (Sweet Water) is a great footblal team. They’re a better football team than us. They deserve to play next week, and we don’t.”

It took the Bulldogs (8-3) only four plays on their first offensive series to seize a lead they would never relinquish. Junior tailback Terrence Sewell scored from 12 yards out a minute and a half into the game. Sewell had three rushing touchdowns for the night.

Four minutes later, sophomore Deon Waters found the end zone from 19 yards out to give the home-standing Dawgs a 14-0 lead. Waters dealt the Eagle defense fits all night, amassing 122 yards on 11 carries on the ground.

With three minutes left in the first, Sewell found the end zone for the second time, putting Sweet Water up 20-0.

As the clock ticked over to the second quarter, the door to the woodshed swung wide open.

On the opening play of the second quarter, sophomore quarterback Brett Davis rumbled for a 37-yard score go put the Dawgs up 27-0. With 39 seconds left in the half, Sewell notched his third score of the night, this time on a 24-yard run to give Sweet Water the 34-0 halftime edge.

The second half was more of the same, with Davis hitting the end zone for the second time on a three yard run, and freshman Daniel Sewell scoring the game sealing final touchdown from four yards out.

The Bulldog defense allowed only 96 yards total offense on the night.

Pleasant Home’s Frank Senn rushed 103 yards on 24 carries for the Eagles.

Pleasant Home ended its season with a 5-6 record.

Despite the fact that the Eagles finished their season Friday night, Bradford said his team did accomplish their goals for the year.

“We met all of our goals, which we set out to do,” he said. “This year is defeinitely a step in the right direction for building a program. We had a great core group of seniors, and we have a great group of younger kids coming right behind us.”

-Jason Cannon, The Demopolis Times