Sweet Water dominates Samson in round one victory

Published 11:19 pm Friday, November 9, 2012

Sweet Water dominated Samson in all phases of the game Friday night in their 62-14 round one playoff win.

The Bulldogs came out of the gates hot with an interception by Tanner Luker during Samson’s first drive, which led to a 4-yard TD run by Deion Waters.

Sweet Water stopped the Tigers on their next drive at the Bulldogs 18 yard line. On the first play of the next drive, Jakoby Aldridge takes a handoff 82 yards for a TD to put the Bulldogs on top 14-0.

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The Bulldogs added another score in the first on a 1-yard run by Demarcus Gamble. That play was set up by an 18-yard run by Brett Davis.

With 8:13 to play in the first half, Sweet Water widened the lead even more on a 12-yard run by Brett Lewis, making the score 27-0.

Samson finally got on the scoreboard with 4:26 to play in the half when Christopher Mock connected with Hector Ramirez on a 7-yard TD pass on 4th and Goal.

Sweet Water answered with a TD pass of its own. A 36-yard pass from Davis to Jamal White put the Bulldogs ahead 34-7, which held until halftime.

The Bulldogs received the opening kick of the second half and did not waste any time. A 23-yard TD run by Waters put Sweet Water on top 41-7.

On Samson’s next drive, a tipped pass was intercepted by Daryl Hayes and the Bulldogs got the ball back at the Tiger 29 yard line. With the backups in the game, Gamble scored on a 1-yard run.

Just one minute into the fourth quarter, Sweet Water added another touchdown, this time on a quarterback sneak from Taylor Wilson to put the Bulldogs on top 55-7.

On Samson’s next drive, a 20-yard touchdown run by Joseph Dean added another touchdown of their own, making the score 55-14.

Sweet Water scored their final touchdown on a 9-yard run by Ladonta Dunson to make the score 62-14.

The Bulldogs racked up 456 yards in the game, 373 of which were on the ground, and scored on every possession except their final one, in which they kneeled the ball to run out the clock. They held the Tigers to just 149 yards in the game.

Head coach Stacy Luker was pleased with his team’s performance.

“We played well tonight,” he said. “We scored on every possession except the last one. We had some penalties that killed us on defense, but we can clean that up.”

Sweet Water (9-2, 7-0) goes on the road next week to take on Aliceville (7-4, 5-2).