Pups defeat Greene for Piedmont Athletic Conference championship
By Brandon Park
The life expectancy for the coaching staff, parents and fans of the Morgan County Bullpups has dropped over the past three weeks due to high blood pressure.
In their last three - win or go home games - the Pups have achieved victory by a total margin of six points. The last two games were won by one point each.
Thus further backing the old adage, defense wins championships.
Against Greene County in the Piedmont Athletic Conference championship game, the defense won.
Key defensive stops and critical turnovers propelled the Pups pass the Tigers by a breath taking score of 9-8.
“Our defense played well all season long,” Head Coach Stacy Webb said. “They held their ground against bigger teams, and when it counted the most, they rose to the challenge.”
The Pups defense made its presence felt early when Andrew Couch intercepted a pass on the first play of the game.
They then put the first points on the board with a safety late in the first quarter.
Overall, the game was a defensive struggle between both teams, with the Pups’ only offensive score of the game coming from the arm of quarterback Carter Shultz.
Shultz found a steaking Davon Gibbs who turned a 12 yard pass into a 40 yard touchdown.
Greene would answer in the second half with a score, but the Pups defense proved to be too strong.
“When good teams play with something on the line, the games are supposed to be tight, and this one certainly was,” Webb said. “We are real proud of our kids and their effort. They never gave up, showing good leadership and strong positive attitudes through this game and the season.”