PREP FOOTBALL: Addison hammers Shoals Christian 56-0 in regular season finale

The Addison Bulldogs handled Shoals Christian on the road 56-0 Friday night to finish the regular season 8-2. (Courtesy of Cindy Luker)

FLORENCE, Ala. – Addison traveled to Dr. Bill Trapp Stadium to take on the Shoals Christian Flame to end the regular season and closed things out with a region victory, defeating the Flame 56-0. Addison finishes the regular season at 8-2 and will host Appalachian in the first round of the state playoffs. Shoals Christian ends their season at 2-7.

In a game that promised to be not much of a game due to Shoals Christian’s small numbers. The Flame only dressed out 14 players with six injured players in jerseys on the sidelines. Addison immediately forced a punt and, on the Bulldogs, first play from scrimmage, Quarterback Briley “Snake” Hayes dashed around the end for 65 yards and a score. Brian “Boo Boo” Berry ran in the two-point conversion and before you had time to find a seat Addison led 8-0.

After forcing another Flame punt, Addison tore out huge chunks from the Flame defense as they were gashed by Berry for runs of 33, 14 and 12 yards. Hayes then found Jed “Wizard” Wilkins for an 11-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the endzone. Braden “Cool Hand” Luker ran in the two-point conversion and the Dawgs led the undermanned Flame 16-0 with 4:44 to go in the first quarter.

The Flame did get a first down on their next possession but had to punt it away. Addison then took six plays to go 65 yards with Hayes taking it in from 3 yards out. The two-point conversion was no good and at the 11:53 mark of the second quarter, Addison had stretched their lead to 22-0.

Addison got the ball back and went five plays for 55 yards all on the ground for their next touchdown. This time Berry rambled in from 16 yards out to notch the score to 28-0. The conversion failed.

The Dawgs forced another punt and only took two plays to go 30 yards for the score. Malaki Blakely drug half the Flame defense in with him from 16-yards out for the touchdown. Again, the two-point attempt was no good and the lead was now 34-0 with 5:06 to go in the half.

The Dawg Pound Defense was outstanding tonight as Briley “Hit Man” Holt made a diving interception of a Flame pass. The Shoals Christian quarterback was running for his life the entire night as the Bulldog defensive line dominated the Flame offense.

A few short plays later Addison got their last score of the half as Hayes found Jacob “Flash” Hardin for a 2-yard touchdown pass. Holt ran in the two-point conversion and the half ended with Addison up 42-0.

Both teams agreed to have a running clock in the second half and Addison put in the B-team to let some of the younger players get some much-needed experience. Addison received the second half kickoff and, on a third-and-five play from their own 39-yard line, young Kaden Dyson found Josh “West Coast” Netherton for a 61-yard touchdown pass and run. Peyton “Rudi” Holland kicked the extra point and Addison extended their lead to 49-0.

Dyson then picked off the Flame quarterback on a pass over the middle and returned it to the Bulldog 39-yard line. A few plays later, “Little” Trennon Burns took it around the end of the Flame defense for a 12-yard touchdown run.  Holland nailed the extra point, and the score was 56-0. This ended up being the final score of the game as injury depleted Shoals Christian only crossed midfield twice during the game and one of those possessions started at midfield. Shoals Christian only managed 52 total yards against the first team Addison defense as it was their best performance of the year.

Unofficial stats

Addison had 33 running plays for 430 yards. Addison had six pass plays for 80 yards. Addison ran 39 total plays for 510 total yards. Shoals Christian had 26 running plays for 96 yards. Shoals Christian had 24 pass plays for 61 yards. Shoals Christian had 50 total plays for 157 total yards.

Hayes had two completions in four attempts for 21 yards and two touchdowns. Dyson was two completions in two attempts for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Berry led the Dawgs in rushing with seven carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. Hayes had two carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Luker had three carries for 48 yards. Burns had three carries for 48 yards and a touchdown. Wilkins had three carries for 39 yards. Holt had four carries for 35 yards. Blakely had two carries for 26 yards and a touchdown. Jaxson “Terminator” Williams had two carries for 25 yards. Hayden “Big Play” Holland had one carry for 24 yards.

Netherton led the team in receiving with one catch for 61 yards and a touchdown. Wilkins had one catch for 11 yards and a touchdown. Mauldin had one catch for 2 yards and a touchdown. On defense, “Rudi” Holland and Dyson led the team in tackles with five each. Caleb “The Animal” Vintson, Jordan “The Hammer” Hubbert and Holt had four each. Hardin, Williams and Tanner Lawrence had two each. Holt and Dyson each had an interception.

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