Sweet Water saddles Stallions, 48-7

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

SWEET WATER &8212; The Sweet Water Bulldogs crushed the undefeated fourth ranked South Lamar Stallions 48-7 Friday night to take the Region 4 championship.

The Bulldogs amassed a total of 476 total yards, with 400 of them coming on the ground. The stingy Bulldogs defense held the high powered Stallion offense to only 169 total yards, with only 37 of them coming on the ground. Anthony Landrum was the leading yard gainer with 142 yards on 13 carries. Dominick Holt bruised the Stallion defense with 96 yards on 20 carries.

The Stallions won the toss, but deferred to the second half. The Mighty Bulldog Machine wasted little time getting in the end zone. On the fourth play of the game, Landrum burst through the Stallion defense and rambled 55 yards for the first touchdown of the game. The point after was good, and the Bulldogs quickly led 7-0. The Bulldogs defense held their ground and forced a three and out for the Stallions forcing them to punt. Almost on que, the Bulldogs drove the ball right back down the field. The drive ended with a 1-yard plunge by Holt. The point after was good, and the score now stood at 14-0.

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The Stallions made one first down on their next drive, before fumbling away the ball into the awaiting hands of Sweet Water defender Devin Wolfe. Once again, the Bulldogs called Landrum&8217;s number, and he answered with a 16-yard touchdown run. The point after was good, and the stunned Stallions now trailed by 21. The Stallions answered on their next drive with a 56-yard touchdown pass, narrowing the score to 21-7. The Bulldogs quickly snatched back the momentum, when junior quarterback Drew Luker executed yet again another brilliant two-minute drill. The drive ended with a 7 yard touchdown pass from Luker to standout reciever Travis Young. The Bulldogs took a 21-point lead into halftime.

The Bulldogs picked up where they left off forcing another punt on the Stallions first possession of the third quarter. On the Bulldogs second play, senior tailback/reciever Jacques Lockett tore off 37 yards down to the Stallions 10 yard line. Landrum once again did the honors barrelling in from 10 yards out. Ty Glass was true once again, and the score now stood at 35-7.

The fourth quarter started similar to the third, with the Bulldogs once again driving the ball. The drive ended with a 5-yard quarterback sneak by Luker, and the score now stood at 42-7. Landrum intercepted a pass on the Stallions next possession. On the Bulldogs first play of the drive, Demaraquis Lockett scampered in from 41 yards out to end the scoring at 48-7.

The Bulldogs displayed dominance with a convincing victory. With their backfield, and their dominating defense, the Bulldogs are the team on everyone&8217;s radar. With the region championship in hand, the Bulldogs visit the John Essex Hornets next Friday.