By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer
The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Bulldogs beat the Social Circle Redskins 25-6 on Wednesday, Oct. 9, to come out of their regular season with a perfect record. On Oct. 16, the Dogs played against Youth Middle School at home in the first round of the Piedmont Athletic Conference (PAC) playoffs. Results for that game were not available by printing, but, should the Dogs have won, they will play in the PAC championship game next Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The Dogs took an early lead over Social Circle, scoring their first touchdown during their first drive. Tremon Moore’s 43-yard touchdown run brought the score to 6-0 in Morgan County’s favor, but Deyondray White did not make the extra point attempt.
Brandon Smith earned the second Bulldog touchdown on a short gain during the Dogs’ second drive to make the score 12-0.
Neither team scored again during the first half of the game.
Social Circle received the ball to open the third quarter, but the Redskins were not able to convert a first down on their own 40-yard line, which gave the Dogs good field position to score just before the end of the quarter. Moore scored the touchdown, but White’s extra point attempt was blocked, to make the score 18-0.
Moore’s third touchdown of the game was a 55-yard passing play from Trey Patterson just inside of the fourth quarter.
The Redskins got on the board with only 14 seconds left in the game but were not able to make an extra point attempt. After the Bulldogs took a knee to run the final seconds off the clock, the final score was 25-6 in Morgan County’s favor.
The undefeated MCMS Bulldogs were set to play against the Youth Middle School Warriors at home yesterday, Oct. 16, with the game beginning at 4:30. If the Dogs won, they will pass on to the PAC championship game, which will be played next Wednesday.