Bulldogs roll past Monroe County

Published 12:20 am Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ethan Wilson scrambles around a Trinity defender.

Ethan Wilson scrambles around a Trinity defender.

Playing without their star running back Jamal Hourel, the No. 2-ranked Andalusia Bulldogs hammered Monroe County 50-6 Friday night in Monroeville in the first region game of the season.

“We started off the game a bit sluggish,” Andalusia head coach Trent Taylor said. “We went up 15-0 in the first half, but I felt like we played a lot better in the second half.”

Taylor said that Monroe County set the pace of the game in the first half.

“They did a good job of slowing down the game,” Taylor said. “They would snap the ball with around four seconds left on the play clock. Early on, they really dictated how the game went.”

Ethan Wilson put the Bulldogs on top late in the first quarter with a 32-yard touchdown run. Wilson connected with Ke’Shun Townsend on the two-point conversion to give Andalusia an 8-0 lead.

The Bulldogs added another score before halftime when Tyquise Jenkins went 27 yards for touchdown. Kiki Wain tacked on the extra-point to put Andalusia on top 15-0.

The Bulldogs got the scoring started early in the third quarter when Antonio Gurley found pay dirt from 7 yards out. Kiki Wain’s extra point gave Andalusia a 22-0 lead.

Gurley added his second touchdown of the game on a 6-yard run with four minutes left in the third quarter.

Zack Woods scored on a 75-yard run late in the third quarter to give Andalusia a 36-6 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Wilson connected with Grant Holley for a 16-yard touchdown, and the final score of the game came when Trevey Stoudemire returned a fumble 36 yards for a touchdown.

“They stacked the box us and we had to pass the ball more than we anticipated,” Taylor said. “I thought we did a good job with that, and I thought the defense played well again tonight.”

Andalusia stays on the road next week with a region contest in Mobile against UMS-Wright.