Sweet Water Hornets put stinger into John Essex, 72-6

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The #2 ranked Sweet Water Bulldogs destroyed the hosts John Essex Hornets last night in a lop-sided 72-6 win.

The Bulldogs, who seem to be ready for the post season, amassed 270 total yards in the first half, while holding the Hornets to -10.

The Bulldogs rushed 14 times for 175 yards, while holding the Hornets to -15 yards on 22 carries.

Anthony Landrum rushed for three touchdowns. He scored on touchdowns of six, 11, and 40 yards.

Dominick Holt added two touchdowns of his own, rushing for touchdowns of two, and 27 yards.

Quarterback Drew Luker ended his evening with two touchdown passes. Both were to Travis Young.

Luker was a perfect 4-4 for 95 yards for the night.

The Hornets never got in the game, as the swarming Bulldogs defense seem to be playing 15 against 11.

Sweet Water had a four-touchdown lead by the end of the first quarter. The Dawgs took a whopping 59-0 lead into halftime. Head coach Stacy Luker played his junior varsity squad the second half of the game.

The Bulldogs also unveiled a new offensive weapon, as senior tailback Jacques Lockett looked very impressive with a 32-yard touchdown run.

He will be a welcome addition to the Bulldogs already potent rushing attack.

Sweet Water goes unbeaten in regional play with a 6-0 record. Their overall record is 7-1, losing to 4A #2 ranked Thomasville in the opening game of the season.

Freshman &8216;phenom&8217; Johnnie Lockett is scheduled to return to the Bulldogs line-up by the first round of the playoffs. They will finally be healthy, and look to challenge for the 1A championship.

The Bulldogs will host the American Christian Patriots next Friday night.

The Patriots are 7-1, and ranked number 8 in 2A.

It&8217;s promised to be a good game and it also will keep the Dawgs tuned for the playoffs.