Doddridge Rolls, America Breaks 5,000-Yard Mark
The Doddridge Hunter America broke the 5,000-yard career rushing mark and added a touchdown as the Bulldogs took care of the Valley Lumberjacks, 56-0 Oct 25 Friday night inside Cline Stansberry Stadium.
The Lumberjacks took the opening kick and drove it down to the three yard line before being stopped and tried a field goal. That is when the Bulldogs Dylan Knight picked up a blocked kick and returned it 97-yards for a touchdown.
The Lumberjacks second offensive series went to plan, but after a couple first downs and got into Bulldog territory before having to punt.
“We gained most of our yards in the first half, and didn’t get that much in the second half of action,” said Valley Head Football Coach Logan Miller. Despite the score, the kids played hard and forced Doddridge to pass more than they usually do.”
During their next three drives of the half, the ‘Jacks moved the ball to around midfield and into the Bulldogs Red-zone before having to punt.
The Doddridge potent rushing game would take to the air, and scored 4-times, with Griffin Devericks hauling in three and Hunter Jenkins one. Meanwhile America, Reece Burnside and Simon James each scored a touchdown on the ground.
America ran the ball 11-times for 132-yards and a score, while Burnside tacked on 42-yards on 4-carries. Doddridge’s Noah Bumgardner was 6-6 for 145-yards with 4-TDs.
For the Lumberjacks, Gavin Streets picked up 122-yards, while Abe Satterfield netted 17-yards and David Sells 8-yards all on the ground. Satterfield was 5-11 for 35-yards, while Streets was 2-2 for 5-yards throwing the ball. Levi Anderson caught 3-passes for 25-yards, while Sells caught 2-passes, and both Gunner Stillwagner and Matthew Arnette each hauled in a pass.
Defensively, Hunter Wood recorded 12 tackles to lead the charge, while Brigg Anderson had 7-stops and Sell 5 tackles. Streets and Billy Kuhn each recorded 4-tackles.
The Lumberjacks will host Tyler Consolidated Friday night, with the kick-off scheduled for 7 p.m.