PREP FOOTBALL: Addison smothers Cherokee on the road 72-0

Addison dominated Cherokee on the road 72-0 Friday night. (Courtesy of Lexie Luker)

CHEROKEE, Ala. – Addison traveled to Cherokee, Alabama to take on the Cherokee Indians in a 1A region matchup at absolutely beautiful William Lyle Harris Stadium and for the second consecutive week the game was never in doubt as the Bulldogs crushed the Indians 72-0.

Addison kicked off and forced a three and out on the Indians first possession, it didn’t take the Bulldogs long to score the game’s first points. After having a 40-yard touchdown pass called back due to penalty, three plays later Jacob Mauldin ran it in from 4 yards out. This was the Dawgs first of many touchdowns on the night. Brian “Boo-Boo” Berry ran in the two-point conversion and at the 6:53 mark of the first quarter, Addison led 8-0.

Another Indian punt led to Addison’s Berry scoring on a first down scamper of 61-yards for the touchdown. Berry also threw the two-point conversion pass to Jed “Wizard” Wilkins to put the Dawgs up 16-0 with plenty of time to go in the first quarter.The Indians next possession wasn’t any better as Addison’s Jordan Hubbert recovered a fumble that gave Addison the ball at the Indian 35-yard line. Two plays later, “Boo-Boo” Berry scored from 30-yards out to give Addison the 30-0 lead with 1:58 to go in the first quarter.

The over-matched Indians tried to attack the Dawgs through the air and that wasn’t any more effective. On the first play of the drive, Hayden Holland picked off the pass and ran untouched 40-yards for the pick six. Peyton Holland kicked the extra point, and the score was 37-0.

Addison’s next possession was a two-play drive that had Wilkins connecting with Josh Netherton on a 41-yard touchdown throw and catch. Addison was up 43-0 with over 11 minutes to go in the second quarter.

The Dawg Pound Defense was stellar this evening as they held Cherokee again forcing a punt. On Addison’s second play of the drive, Jacob Hardin sped 50-yards for the score. The Peyton Holland extra point was good, and Addison had upped their lead to 50-0. This is how the first half ended.

Cherokee kicked off to start the second half and Addison’s Wilkins returned it 65-yards for the touchdown. Peyton Holland nailed the point after, and Addison was cruising 57-0.

Netherton scampered 14-yards for a fourth quarter touchdown and then caught the two-point pass from Lane “Duct Tape” Tubb to make the score 65-0. Jaxson Williams bulled his way in from 9 yards out for the Dawgs final touchdown of the evening. Tubb kicked the extra point and that made the final 72-0.

This moves Addison to 2-1 (2-0 region) on the season but the hardest region games are yet to come. Addison will host region foe Hackleburg next Friday night.

Unofficial stats for Addison:

Addison ran 30 rushing plays for 403 total yards. Addison had four passing plays for 84 total yards. Addison ran 34 total plays for 487 total yards. Cherokee ran 29 rushing plays for 78 total yards. Cherokee ran 10 passing plays for 71 total yards. Cherokee ran 39 total plays for 149 total yards.

Addison had Berry with four carries for 118 yards and two TDs. Hardin had three carries for 87 yards and a TD.  Malaki Blakely had one carry for 49 yards. Hayes had three carries for 32 yards. Mauldin had one carry for four yards and a TD. Netherton had two carries for 32 yards and a TD. Williams had one carry for nine yards and a TD. Bryant Wood had two carries for 25 yards. Kaden Dyson had five carries for 20 yards. Seth Hammack had one carry for 16 yards.

Addison’s Hayes went one completion in two attempts for 43 yards and a TD. Wilkins was 1-1 for 41 yards and a TD.  

Wilkins had one reception for 43 yards and a TD. Netherton had one catch for 41 yards and a TD.  

The defense was led by Hubbert with five tackles and a fumble recovery. Williams with four tackles and Brye Dollar with three tackles. Hayden Holland, Briley Holt, Mauldin, Blakely, Trennon Burns, Dyson, Tubb and Casen Hill had two tackles each.   

Tanner Lawrence and Brant Stovall each had a fumble recovery. Hayden Holland had an interception return for a TD and Wood had an interception as well. Keller “Killer” Kuntz had a sack.

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