By Jesse Lamar
FALKVILLE - The Addison Bulldogs
picked up their first region win with a 42-7 victory over Falkville
High School. The Bulldogs came into the game after suffering a shut out
loss to Tanner High School, but that seemed a thing of the past as
Addison took care of business.
Neither team managed to get on the board in the
opening quarter of the ballgame. Late in the first, Addison senior
quarterback John Everett was put out of the game with a knee injury
which made backup quarterback Hunter Ray step up to fill the void.
The Blue Devils were the first team to get on the
board midway through the second on a 76-yard punt return. The
extra-point attempt sailed through the uprights to give them a 7-0 lead
with 4:27 left in the first half.
Addison answered back with a score of their own
four plays later on a 61-yard drive. Kirk punched in the touchdown from
six-yards out. The Bulldogs tried for a two-point conversion, but were
unsuccessful leaving Falkville with a 7-6 lead.
Addison’s defense was also on point as they
held the Blue Devils to a three-and-out drive. On fourth down, the
Bulldogs brought everything but the kitchen sink on an attempt to block
a punt. The attempt was a success as the Falkville punter dropped the
ball in the endzone which allowed Levi Hammack to scoop-and-score,
giving Addison the lead. Another two-point conversion, this time
successful, gave Addison a 14-7 lead heading into halftime.
In the third quarter, Kirk punched in the
Bulldog’s third score of the ballgame from one-yard out to give
Addison a 22-7 lead after a successful two-point conversion. The next
touchdown of the game came from Ben Robinson in the third quarter on a
two-yard barrel for the end zone.
Later in the third, the Bulldogs picked up another
score when Ray hit Kirk for a 37-yard touchdown reception. Heading into
the final quarter of the ballgame, Addison held a 36-7 lead. Robinson
added the final score of the ballgame with a 55-yard foot race to the
Addison, now 2-2, will travel to Hanceville this
Friday to continue in their region play.