JV finishes their season with a 30-6 win against East Jackson
Players prep for move to varsity
By Nick Nunn
The Junior Varsity Bulldogs had the first of what would be two victories this week against the East Jackson Eagles. The JV team beat the Eagles at home 30-6, making Morgan County’s record for the season 4-3.
East Jackson received the ball to start the game, but a sack by Wes Cannon pushed the Eagles into their own territory, causing the need for East Jackson to punt to the Bulldogs early.
Morgan County didn’t score until their second possession of the game. In the Bulldogs’ second play of the drive, Justice Chapman threw a halfback pass to Levi Ewing in the endzone, putting Morgan County ahead 6-0 with only 30 seconds to go in the first quarter.
Andrew Bishop, showing that he may be a worthy successor to Campbell Harrison in the years to come, was able to kick the ball all the way through the uprights on his next kickoff to the Eagles.
East Jackson wasn’t able to sustain their drive for very long, punting back to the Bulldogs after only three plays.
Early in the second quarter, Andre Peterson scored a touchdown during Morgan County’s next possession, after Brantley Frost was able to complete a 17-yard pass to Jeremy Worth.
East Jackson was able to score their first and only touchdown of the night halfway through the second quarter, but the Bulldogs were able to pull farther ahead before the end of the half thanks to a 75-yard touchdown run by Trey Chapman.
Peterson was able to get into the endzone to realize the 2-point conversion for Morgan County. The score at halftime was 20-6.
Morgan County didn’t score again until 18 seconds into the fourth quarter, when the Eagles had a turnover on downs at the Morgan County 46-yard line, and the Bulldogs scored on the first play of the drive with a 56-yard touchdown run by Justice Chapman.
The Eagles got in deep trouble during their next drive and were going to have to punt on a fourth-and-24, but a botched snap allowed Dalton Fulcher to tackle East Jackson’s punter deep in their own territory.
That wasn’t the Eagles’ only bad snap of the night; the next left Morgan County close enough to be able to get a 37-yard field goal with only 51 seconds left in the game.
The Eagles weren’t able to do anything in the remaining time; the game ended with a final score 30-6.
Although this is the end of the JV season for the year, expect to see many of the players at the Varsity games for the rest of the season and playing in the next few years to come.
Printed in the October 25, 2012 edition