TANNER - The Addison Bulldogs (6-2, 3-1) traveling to Tanner High School (1-6, 10-3) meaning business Friday night, wracking up 37 points in the first quarter alone on their way to a 44-25 victory.
Weston Smith got the first touchdown on the game with an 18-yard run. Luke Chambers was good for two more, and the score was 8-0. Christian Roberts hit Brody Dollar with a 22-yard pass for the second score on the night, with Caleb Crider adding on two more points to make it 16-0. Crider would do the honors for the next two touchdowns, as well, on 11-yard and 1-yard runs, respectively. In both cases, the two-point try failed, and the score was 30-7 after Tanner got on the board courtesy of a 40-yard touchdown pass.
The Dawgs would score one more time in the first quarter, courtesy of Roberts connecting with Grant Rice from 25 yards out. Eli Howse toed the PAT, and Addison was cruising 37-7 to end the first quarter.
After a scoreless second quarter, the Dawgs got their final touchdown of the night in the third, with Weston Smith running it in from 16-yards out. The PAT was good, and the score was 44-7.
The Tanner Rattlers would score three more times - two times through the air and one on the ground, but they could never recover from the deficit they found themselves in during the first quarter, and the Dawgs went home with a 44-25 victory over their regional foe.
Roberts was 7-for-10 for 124 yards. He had two touchdowns and one interception on the night. Rice was 2-for-5 for 20 yards. Crider was the leading rusher for the Dawgs with 108 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Rice had 89 yards on eight carries, and Smith had 81 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
Rice was the leading receiver for Addison on the night, catching two passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Chambers and Justin Mather each had an interception on the night.
This week is homecoming for Addison, with the Dawgs taking on Tharptown Friday night. Homecoming ceremonies will take place prior to the ballgame at 6:30 p.m.
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