Bulldogs cruise to win over Wildcats

Published 12:43 am Saturday, September 10, 2011

SWEET WATER — The Bulldogs went up early Thursday night and shifted into cruise control en route to a 38-6 win over St. Luke’s.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first when Brett Davis hit Ty Morgan for a 17-yard touchdown strike. Taylor Wilson, who hit all seven of his extra point kicks on the night, made it a 7-0 Sweet Water lead.

The Bulldogs scored again on their ensuing possession when Michael Thompson broke free on a 51-yard touchdown run to stretch the lead to 14-0 with 5:59 to go in the first quarter. The carry was the second and final run of the night for Sweet Water’s starting tailback.

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“My goal tonight was to get Michael Thompson two carries and no tackles,” Sweet Water head coach Stacy Luker said. “I think he got one carry and no tackles.”

The Bulldogs increased their lead to 21-0 when quarterback Brett Davis scored on a three-yard sprint to cap a 13-play, 68-yard drive early in the second quarter.

After taking its next possession over at the Wildcat 33, Sweet Water stalled and sent Wilson onto the field for a 33-yard field goal that stretched the advantage to 24-0.

Despite going to the air five times on the final drive of the first half, Sweet Water scored again via the ground game when Demarcus Gamble bolted in from three yards out to send the Bulldogs into halftime with a 31-0 lead.

Sweet Water added to that total in the second half when Daniel Sewell broke loose on a 41-yard touchdown run with 2:56 to go in the third quarter.

The Bulldog defense also generated turnovers when Sewell recovered a fumble and Caderius Ward intercepted a pass.

The telling stat of the night for the Bulldogs was Davis’ 11-for-18 for 139 yards through the air.

“We just wanted to throw. We needed to throw and get some guys off the field,” Luker said.

Sewell finished the night with 83 yards on eight carries. Morgan had 53 yards on four touches. Linc Luker had five catches for 81 yards.

Sweet Water will play again next Friday night on the road against Linden High School.