Bulldogs’ defense too much for Rams

Published 11:39 am Monday, October 13, 2014

The Andalusia Bulldogs used an explosive offense and a tenacious defense to rout the Headland Rams 49-6 Friday night in Headland.

Brayden Burkhardt and the Bulldog offense wasted no time putting their first points on the board. Burkhardt hit Devante Jackson across the middle of the field and Jackson used his explosive speed to go 63 yards for the touchdown on the games first offensive play.

The Rams answered back with its one and only score of the game when Joshua Bradford ran in a 4-yard touchdown to cap off a 53-yard drive.

Jackson quickly added another Bulldog touchdown by returning the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for the score. Jackson would end the night with three touchdowns, all in the first half.

The Bulldogs’ continued their tenacity in all aspects of the game throughout out the entire game. On the Bulldogs’ next drive Derrick Dorsey scored his first, of two touchdowns, on a magnificent 21-yard run to give the Bulldogs a 22-6 lead in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs’ defense ended the Rams following drive early with an interception. Shaun Bogan broke perfectly on a pass from Bradford and then returned the ball to the Rams’ 22 yard line. The interception was one of four on the night for the Bulldogs.

After the interception the Bulldogs needed only three plays to find the end zone again. James Montgomery added a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 29-6 lead.

Bradford threw his second pick of the first half a few plays later. This time it was Kendarious Townsend for the Bulldogs who came up with the pick. Four plays later, Jamal Hourel, sprinted 14 yards for another Bulldog touchdown.

The Bulldogs added one more first half touchdown when Burkhardt connected with a leaping Jackson in the back of the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown just as time was winding down in the first half.

The Bulldogs opened up the third quarter in the same fashion as they had the previous two, with a touchdown drive. The Bulldogs only needed one play for Dorsey to breakout with a 55-yard dash to the end zone for his second touchdown of the night. Neither team would score after that drive.

The Bulldogs finished the night with 506 total yards of offense and 350 yards on the ground. The defense had four interceptions with Bogan, Kendarious Townsend, Keyshaun Townsend, and Riley Graham each getting a pick.

“We played our first complete game of the year and the guys came out of the locker room ready to play,” said Andalusia head coach Brian Seymore. “It was nice to get everything clicking tonight,” said Seymore.

Andalusia improves to 4-4 on the season and will host Montgomery Catholic next Friday night for Senior Night.