ADDISON – It was all Bulldogs Friday night as Addison hosted the Chiefs of R.A. Hubbard. The Bulldogs’ defense along with a stout rushing attack were too much for the Chiefs to overcome.
Zayne Guthrie began the rushing attack early in the first quarter with a 12-yard touchdown run with a little less than eight minutes left in the opening quarter; after a failed conversion the Bulldogs led 6-0. Several negative plays over the remainder of the quarter bogged down the Addison offense, but the defense remained strong, forcing repeated three-and-outs.
Early in the second, Guthrie found the end zone again, this time from 17 yards out, putting the Bulldogs up 14-0 after the conversion. It didn’t take long before Guthrie found the endzone for the third time in the first half, scoring from 1-yard out, putting the Bulldogs up 22-0 with 5:12 remaining in the second quarter. Addison’s defense gave the offense another opportunity to score before the half but a turnover on downs after getting behind the chains due to two costly penalties ended the last drive of the half.
While it took most of the third quarter for the Bulldogs to find the offensive rhythm they had in the opening half, the defense continued to play lights out, forcing a three-and-out and a fumble on two Chiefs drives. Eventually, with 2:46 remaining in the quarter, Tyler Borden found his way into the end zone from 9 yards out, stretching the lead to 28-0. The Bulldogs’ defense forced the Chiefs to punt out of their own endzone, giving Addison excellent field position at the Chiefs’ 31-yard line. One play later Guthrie found the end zone yet again, his fourth touchdown of the night, giving the Bulldogs a 34-0 lead with just seconds remaining in the third.
Gage Gilliland started the fourth quarter off with a bang, intercepting the ball, as the Bulldogs’ defense continued its outstanding play. A few plays later Nicholas Rice found Jorge Smith for a 33-yard touchdown to push the lead to 41 -0 with 8:20 remaining in the game. Another three-and-out forced by the stingy Bulldog defense gave the ball back to a potent rushing attack for the Bulldogs, who scored yet another rushing touchdown, this time by Blake Denson from 42 yards out with 2:56 left in the game, putting the Bulldogs up 49-0.
However, the Bulldog defense couldn’t preserve the shutout as Ethen King scooted down the sideline 61 yards to put the Chiefs on the board with 40 seconds left in the contest.
Two kneel downs capped off a dominating 49-6 victory for the Bulldogs of Addison.
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