Bulldogs knock off Milton with balanced attack, 42-31

Published 11:14 pm Friday, August 26, 2022

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Andalusia was electric through the air and on the ground for a big 42-31 win on the road at Milton in Florida on Friday.

The Panthers (0-1) scored first for an early 7-0 lead, but Kaden Denson returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to draw the Bulldogs (2-0) even at 7-7. The score remained tied after one quarter. Jack Lathrop threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Sinkfield and gave Andalusia its first lead at 14-7 early in the second quarter. J’Marion Burnette upped the lead to 21-7 with an 81-yard run near the halfway point of the quarter.

Milton cut the deficit to 21-14 with a touchdown, but once again, the Bulldogs had a response. Lathrop threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tycamren Jackson to close out the first half scoring and a 28-14 lead.

The Panthers started the third quarter with 10 straight points off a touchdown run and a field goal by Grant Mills. Lathrop found Denson once again, this time for an 85-yard touchdown pass, as Andalusia answered the call and took a 35-24 lead heading to the fourth quarter. After Milton cut the score to 35-31 with a touchdown run halfway through the final period, Dorion Crittenden broke free and reached pay dirt with a 31-yard touchdown run to close the scoring.

Andalusia finished with 419 yards of offense in the game. Lathrop was 9-of-10 passing for 205 yards, while Burnette led the rushing attack with 170 yards on 16 carries. Zade Newton and Crittenden paced the defense with six tackles each. Kolya Barton was perfect on PAT’s and went 6-for-6.

The Bulldogs will remain on the road and open region play at Dale County (0-2) Friday, Sept. 2.