Sweet Water scores 10 TDs in romp over Providence Christian
SWEET WATER – The Sweet Water Bulldogs, renowned for their punishing ground attack, rode an unusually balanced offense to rout the Providence Christian Eagles 70-0 Friday night.
Opposing defenses had grown accustomed to being shredded by the Landrum-led backfield, but freshman quarterback Brett Davis made his presence known early and often.
The Bulldogs, who scored on their first nine offensive possessions, jumped on the board quickly after recovering a botched fake punt on the Eagles’ 34. Jeremy Landrum ended a three-play drive with a 26-yard run for a touchdown to take a fast 7-0 lead.
After fielding an Eagle punt deep in their own territory, Sweet Water marched 81 yards in five plays, scoring their second touchdown on the night with a 16-yard run from Chris Landrum.
On the Bulldogs’ next drive, Davis found Linc Luker for the second time on the night, this time for an 8-yard touchdown, giving the ‘Dawgs a 21-0 lead as time was winding down in the first.
The Eagles crossed the 50-yard line for the first time on their first series in the second quarter but the Bulldog defense pushed them right back across and forced another punt.
Sweet Water wasted little time scoring their fourth touchdown, this time on a 15-yard pass from Davis to Ty Morgan.
The Bulldog defense was relentless in the first half, forcing yet another Eagle punt and needed only two minutes to stretch their lead to 35-0 on a 47-yard run by Chris Landrum.
The Eagles – forced to punt, again – opted for a fake that didn’t fool the Bulldog defense. That turnover translated to yet another Sweet Water score, this time on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Bo Williams that gave the Bulldogs a 42-0 lead with less than five minutes left to play in the half.
The Eagles launched their first promising drive of the night and marched down to the Sweet Water 9 yard line before Reginald Clark picked of a pass in the endzone.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Jeremy Landrum thundered 59 yards – breaking five tackles along the way – to give the Bulldogs a 49-0 lead at the half.
Sweet Water amassed 315 yards rushing yards in first half, paired with 110 yards passing.
The defense gave up only 125 yards in the first 24 minutes.
Backups and underclassmen took to the field in the second half with similar results as their older counterparts.
Terrance Sewell broke a 31-yard run to open the second half as the Bulldogs took a 56-0 lead. Deon Waters took the first handoff of the Bulldogs’ second possession 45 yards for another touchdown – Waters’ first carry and first touchdown of the season.
The Eagles took their next possession down to the Sweet Water 5, their deepest penetration of the night, but the second and third string defense forced a turnover on downs in the shadows of their own endzone.
The Bulldogs were unable to advance past their own 10 and forced to punt with 9 minutes left in the game – the first and only Sweet Water drive of the night that did not end with a touchdown.
As the Eagles mounted yet another drive late in the fourth, Timarrio Campbell pounced on a fumble. Caderrius Ward took the handoff on the next play for a 76-yard jog to the Providence Christian endzone, giving Sweet Water a 70-0 win.
Jeremy Landrum finished the night with yards 178 rushing on 10 carries. Chris Landrum rolled up 84 yards. Davis finished the night with 110 yards passing and three touchdown tosses.
Luker and Williams led the receiving crops with 42 and 48 yards respectively.