PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs beat up Bears 50-0 in home opener

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2012
The Addison Bulldogs handled the Lynn Bears 50-0 Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Luker)

ADDISON, Ala. — Addison hosted the Lynn Bears in a Thursday night matchup of county rivals. The closest the Bears would come to a victory this night was winning the opening coin toss. Addison dominated Lynn and came away with their first victory of the season, 50-0.

Addison kicked off to the Bears and after a three and out, Addison responded with a throwback offense that legendary Addison coach A.G. Hicks would have loved, the “T” formation. The Bulldogs ran off twelve plays, all on the ground, and went 75 yards for a touchdown. Nelson “The Tank” Martin bulldozed through the Bears defense and punched it in from four yards out. Addison led 6-0 at the 3:42 mark of the first quarter.

After an exchange of turnovers, Addison QB Christian Roberts began his incredible night. Roberts rambled in from 41-yards out for a touchdown and after the two-point conversion, Addison led 14-0 with 7:13 to play in the second quarter.

Young Jacob Hardin picked off a Bears pass to set up Addison’s next possession. Two plays later, Roberts jetted in untouched from 56 yards out for the Bulldog touchdown. The two-point conversion was good, and Addison led 22-0 midway through the second quarter.

It only got worse for the Bears. Their next possession ended when Quentin “Fabio” Barley scooped up a Bears fumble and ran it back 35 yards for the touchdown and put Addison in front 28-0.

The Bears fans tried to rally their boys, but the next possession saw the Dawg Pound Defense collect two sacks, courtesy of Ross Steele and Nelson Hernandez and the first half ended with the Bulldogs on top 28-0.

The second half was more of the same. Addison’s “Tank” Martin plowed in from the 1-yard line for a score and the Eli Howse extra point made it a 35-0 game.

Justin Mather scored the second Bulldog defensive touchdown of the night on a 25-yard interception return. The two-point conversion was good and Addison stretched its lead to 43-0. The final Bulldog touchdown came on a 36-yard touchdown run by Roberts. The Howse extra point was good and that took care of the scoring with Addison up 50-0.

The young pups played the entire fourth quarter to end the game with Addison on top 50-0.

Addison had 44-rushes for 311 yards. Addison had 27 yard passing for a total of 47 total plays for 338 total yards. Lynn had 24 rushes for 34 yards and 44 yards passing. Lynn had 41 total plays for 78 total yards.

Roberts led the Dawgs in rushing with nine rushes for 157 yards and three touchdowns. “Tank” Martin had 12 rushes for 62 yards and two touchdowns. Mather had one catch for 27 yards.

Defensively, Addison was led by Noah Jeffreys and Nelson Hernandez with four tackles each. Hernandez and Steele had a sack a piece while Hardin and Mather had an interception each. Mather and “Fabio” Barley each scored defensive touchdowns.

Addison dominated Lynn from start to finish and may want to play on Thursday nights in the future. The Bulldogs pulled to 1-1 on the season while the Bears fell to 0-1. Addison travels to Aliceville next Friday, Sept. 4.

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