SWHS rolls in jamboree

Published 2:44 am Saturday, May 23, 2009

Despite a rain-shortened spring practice period, Sweet Water rolled over West Lauderdale (Miss.) with a 35-7 Jamboree win.

“We didn’t have but six days of practice before we went over there, so there is no way to gauge where we are,” Bulldog head coach Stacy Luker said.

SWHS saw the emergence of a leader in its quarterback competition when Randy Jackson punched in a one-yard scoring run in the first quarter before throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Linc Luker to up the score to 14-0.

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“I was real pleased with Randy Jackson at quarterback,” the Sweet Water head coach said. “He’s made great progress this spring and led our team. We think Randy solidified himself at that spot.”

The Bulldogs found the end zone again in the second quarter when Jeremy Landrum broke a 48-yard TD run, sending SWHS to the half with a 21-0 lead.

“We played hard and we played physical,” Stacy Luker said. “That I do know.”

Jackson struck again in the third quarter, tossing a five-yard score to Linc Luker.

“The game was good for Randy Jackson,” Stacy said. “He needed that game situation.”

Landrum rounded out the Sweet Water scoring with a 90-yard third quarter touchdown run.

Despite the 450 yards of total offense, Stacy was adamant that there remains a great deal of work to be done if his team is to make up for the time it lost during the spring.

“We didn’t have many players out there for the most part. But we got the physical part done on the practice field,” he said of the Bulldogs’ spring workouts. “We are nowhere near where we need to be.”

The Bulldogs were able to answer the majority of their personnel questions over the spring, emerging from the period with only one uncertainty.

“We came out of Spring not knowing who our punter is going to be,” Stacy said.