PREP FOOTBALL: Addison collects 28-0 win at Lynn

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The Addison Bulldogs defeated Lynn 28-0 on the road Friday night. (Courtesy of Cindy Luker)

LYNN, Ala. — The Addison Bulldogs traveled to the far western corner of Winston County to take on the 1A Lynn Bears in a county series that Addison has dominated over the years. Addison was sluggish all night and came away with a 28-0 win over the Bears. Addison was penalized for 135yards, more than Lynn’s offense gained in the game, 134 yards.

The Bulldogs kicked off to the Bears and were given a gift as Lynn fumbled at their own 40-yard line giving the Dawgs wonderful field position. Jacob Hardin recovered the ball for the Bulldogs.

Addison gave the ball right back on the next play, as Christian “Ice Man” Roberts was picked off by Lynn’s Cale Tittle, as Roberts was hit while throwing the ball.

The Dawg Pound Defense forced a punt and Addison took over at their own 35 with 9:55 to go in the opening quarter. Facing a 3rd and six from their own 39, Roberts rambled 61 yards for the score but wait, a yellow flag, this was to be a common occurrence on the evening. A holding penalty took the touchdown off the board. A play later, Addison was able to convert a fourth down and continued their drive with Roberts and Will “The Thrill” Tuggle carrying the ball down to the Bear 28-yard line. Another Roberts beautiful 25-yard run down to the Lynn 3-yard line was, wait for it, called back again for another penalty on the Dawgs. This led to a Bulldog punt.

After getting the ball back on a Bear three and out, Addison began at their own 40-yard line. Eli “Curly” Howse gained 9 yards on a run then Roberts hit Justin “Rocky” Mather for 26 yards down to the Bear 25-yard line. Four plays later, Howse took it in from 3 yards out to give the Dawgs the lead. The two-point conversion was no good and at the 58 second mark of the first quarter, Addison led Lynn 6-0.

The Bears and their passing attack gained their first first down of the game with a nice 17-yard pass completion putting the ball at the Bear 39-yard line. The very next play Tittle tried to hit a Bear on a sideline route and that is when Roberts picked the ball off and ran the ball back 45-yards for a pick six. Again, the two-point play failed and at the 10:34 mark of the second quarter, Addison led 12-0.

Lynn then had their only drive of the night, as they took possession at their own 10-yard line. Lynn then ran 18-plays getting down to the Bulldog 7-yard line. The Dawgs helped the Bears out with two penalties, both on fourth down attempts, to keep the Bear drive alive. Lynn missed a 24-yard field goal attempt in what would be their closest scoring opportunity of the night.

The half ended with Addison up 12-0.

Addison took the second half kick-off and Coach David Smothers decided to pound the ball on the Bears. Addison ran nine plays getting down to the Bears 3-yard line. Tuggle did the heavy lifting on the drive as he carried the ball four times for 24 yards. The fifth carry was not the charm as the ball was stripped out of his hands as it looked like he was about to score. Lynn recovered and took over at their own 4 yard-line.

After holding Lynn and forcing a punt, the Bulldogs took over with 2:46 to go in the third quarter at their own 30.   It took the Dawgs eight plays to go 70 yards for the score.   Roberts scored the touchdown from 14-yards out. Howse scored the 2-point conversion and Addison led 20-0 with 10:46 to go in the game.

After forcing another Bear punt, the Bulldogs turned the ball over back to the Bears on an interception.

Lynn’s Tittle was then intercepted on a long pass by Addison Freshman, Jed Wilkins. Wilkins high-pointed the ball and returned the ball from the Dawg 40 all the way down to the Bear 1-yard line. But a strange thing occurred, a yellow flag appeared and brought the ball back all the way to the Addison 39-yard line. It was a 60-yard penalty. Apparently, the officials called sideline interference on the Dawgs’ sideline.   

Addison took over and drove down for their final score as Zach Thompson took it in from 5 yards out. Mather scored the 2-point conversion, and this made the score, Addison 28 – Lynn 0. After another Roberts interception, Addison ended the game kneeling at the Bear 2-yard line. Final score; 28-0 Addison.

Unofficial stats: Addison ran 46 times for 315 total yards. Addison ran seven pass plays for 32 yards. Addison ran 53 total plays for 347 total yards. Addison had three turnovers and nine penalties for 135 yards.

Lynn ran 19 times for 20 total yards. Lynn ran 28 pass plays for 114 yards. Lynn ran 47 total plays for 134 total yards. Lynn had four turnovers and three penalties for 15 yards.

Roberts had three completions in seven attempts for 32 yards and two interceptions.

Roberts had 14 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown. Tuggle had 17 carries for 65 yards and a fumble. Mather had seven carries for 54 yards. Howse had four carries for 24 yards and a touchdown. Thompson had two carries for 12 yards and a touchdwon. Hardin had two carries for 22 yards.

Mather had one catch for 26 yards. “Touchdown” Tommy Lee Daniel had one catch for 6 yards.

Defensively, the Dawgs were led by Roberts with five tackles and two interceptions. Jack Wilson had four tackles. Dawson Lemley had four tackles and a sack. Briley Holt, Mather, Brian Berry all had three tackles. Isiah Treece had three tackles and two sacks. Jed Wilkins had an interception. Hardin had a fumble recovery and two tackles.

Addison moves to 2-0 on the young season while Lynn drops to 0-1. Addison will host a huge region game next Friday night with region co-favorite Aliceville coming to A.G. Hicks Stadium. Lynn will travel to Marion County for its region opener.

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