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Bulldogs bark loudly on road against Rebels

The Thomson High Bulldogs traveled away from the comforts of the Brickyard for the first time this season. The visitor's side easily outnumbered the home team, the THS Band rocked the place, and the Bulldogs took care of things on the field with a 38-6 shellacking of the Hephzibah Rebels.

The Bulldogs kept things on the ground, with the exception of a 24-yard pass from QB Josh Jones to Dontavious Brown, and Chris Jordan led all rushers with 123-yards. Jones rushed for a total of 61-yards.

Thomson did not waste any time putting points on the board when Brown caught the opening kickoff at the five, scampered around to the left and 95-yards to pay dirt.

"I knew I had a good one when I got it, and once I got outside I knew I was going all the way," said Brown.

The Bulldog's defense held and forced a punt which Brown almost broke loose for another return but was stopped after 16-yards.

"When I saw the outside I knew I had to take it. I wanted that one bad, that's a once in a lifetime thing," said Brown.

After driving down to the two, the Bulldogs went backwards on a loss and a penalty and Talles Cardosa booted a 27-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 10-0 lead with 6:17 left in first quarter.

Another defensive stand by Thomson forced the Hephzibah Rebals to punt and the Bulldogs took over on the 22. After a couple of plays, Jones broke loose on the left side for 57-yards to the Rebels 6.

He scored two plays later from 2 yards out. The Cardosa kick made it 17-0 with 2:52 left in the first.

The Rebels got their first 1st down with 1:12 left in the quarter but it led nowhere and were forced to punt for the third consecutive time and the Bulldogs took over on their own 26.

The offensive machine was running strong with Jordan having runs of 145 and 27, Jalen Tucker had one for 17-yards on a reverse and Brown took it in from 16-yards. The Cardosa kick made it 24-0 with 8:14 to go in the half.

Thomson was not done just yet. After putting the Rebels into a 4th and 44 position, they took over on their own 42. After a couple of plays, Jordan scampered for a 40-yard gain and Demarquiz Lampkin then scored from 16-yards out. Cardosa's kick made it 31-0 with 4:31 remaining.

The Rebels burned the Thomson defense on the next series on a fake punt that went for 14-yards and a first down. Several plays later they forced a fumble and recovered it with 57 seconds left to play and they ran the clock out.

Hephzibah finally got on the board on their first possession of the second half. Bernard Germany scored from 11-yards out and the two point conversion failed.

Thomson quickly answered on a 17-yard TD run by Jordan. The Cardosa kick gave us the final points of the night.

"We had nice blocking and did everything right. I mean if we can keep on we can do something with it," said Jordan on his game leading 123-yards rushing.

Web posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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