MCMS wins last game of regular season vs. S. Circle
By Nick Nunn
The Morgan County Bullpups won their last regular season game last week 26-8 against the Social Circle Redskins.
Morgan County received the ball to begin gameplay.
After big drives by Lamarcus Stokes and Tremon Moore, Malik Chapman made the 5-yard final push into the endzone, scoring the first touchdown for the Bullpups.
Sam Kuperberg kicked two good extra point attempts that were annulled by Redskin penalties, but missed the attempt that actually counted, leaving the score 6-0 with less than a minute elapsed in the first quarter.
Social Circle’s first drive ended in an interception by Stokes on the Morgan County 38-yard line.
The Bullpups’ next possession went into the second quarter, featuring big runs by MJ Webb and Chapman, and an impressive reverse play, which Jody McAlister ran for a 20-yard gain.
Chapman scored the Bullpups’ second touchdown as well. They attempted a two-point conversion, but it wasn’t successful, bringing the score to 12-0.
Morgan County didn’t get the ball again until there was only one minute left in the first half, when Moore intercepted an attempted halfback pass by Social Circle.
In the final seconds of the third quarter, Dalton Cole completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Stokes. This time, the extra point attempt was good, and the score was 19-0 going into the second half of the game.
The third quarter went by without either team being able to add any points to the board.
Morgan County scored again with fewer than four minutes to go in the last quarter, when McAlister ran the ball 27 yards into the endzone.
With the extra point, the Bullpups were shutting out the Redskins 26-0 late in the fourth quarter, but Social Circle managed to score a touchdown in the final minutes of the game, and even was able to pull off a two-point conversion.
The final score of the game was 26-8.
Thanks to the win against Social Circle, the Bullpups end their regular season with a 4-2 record, and will face off against Youth Middle School for a playoff round next week at Walnut Grove High School.
The Bullpups lost against Youth for their first game of the season this year, but Coach Stacy Webb believes that the team’s growth and improvement during the season.
“We wanted another chance at them,” said Coach Webb. “We feel good – it should be a good game.”
Putnam County and Loganville will also be having a playoff game next week. The winners of both games will play in the Championship game on October 24.
Printed in the October 18, 2012 edition