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Bulldogs ride early lead to shut out Patriots

Thomson scored 28 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 35-0 win over the Westside Patriots Friday night. It was their third shutout of the year.

It was also the third time the Bulldogs have opened up the game by returning the initial kickoff back for a touchdown. Dontavis Brown owns two of those and Terrence Bradshaw took this one 81-yards down the Bulldogs sideline for the score. Talles Cardosa kicked the extra point.

"We had a wall set up like we should have and it opened up like the Red Sea and I ran to daylight.

That was cool," said Bradshaw. It was Bradshaw's first career return for a TD.

The Bulldogs also had a first touchdown pass of the season when Josh Jones connected with Jalen Tucker for the 37-yard score. The Cardosa kick made it 21-0 with 4:38 left in the first quarter.

The pass was there because all their safeties were playing up and they didn't have anyone deep," said Jones.

Added head coach Luther Welsh, "they were putting everyone on the line so we almost had to throw the ball."

The TD pass came after an 8-yard run by Jones and before Demarquiz Lampkin broke loose for a 50-yard score. After Cardosa's kick the score was 28-0 with :51 left in the first.

On Thomson's next possession Torrie Battle took off for the races with a 50-yard run himself. Cardosa's kick made it 35-0. The second half flew by with no scoring.

"Our kids up front did a good job but I feel like we could have put more pressure on them. I have seen better from them when we play better teams," said Welsh.

Web posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010

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