HATTON - The Addison Bulldogs concluded the 2019 regular football season in fine style Thursday, Oct. 23, routing the Hatton Hornets 43-0.
The Dawgs got on the board quickly to start the game on an 80-yard kickoff return, courtesy of Grant Rice. Rice was good for a 58-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter, then Rice completed a pass to Luke Chambers from 24-yards out for the Dawgs’ third score of the first quarter. All two-point tries failed throughout the game, but the Dawgs were up 18-0 to end the first quarter.
Rice got his third rushing touchdown on the night in the second quarter with a 25-yard carry. Rice was also able to hit Justin Mather with a 28-yard pass for another TD for the Dawgs, making the score 30-0 at halftime.
The Dawgs completed the scoring for the night in the third quarter, with a 13-yard run by Rice and a one-yard run by Caleb Crider. Eli Howse toed the PAT following Rice’s touchdown, and the final was 43-0.
Rice had a dominating night on offense, with 16 carries for 181 yards and three touchdowns. Through the air, he was 8-for-10 for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Crider also had an excellent night, with eight carries for 68 yards and one touchdown. Chambers was the leading receiving for Addison, with four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Addison finished their regular season 8-2, with only one of their losses coming in regional play, to Red Bay. Since Addison finished second in Class 2A, Region 7, they will get to host their first round game in the playoffs, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8. They are expected to take on North Sand Mountain High School, which is located in Higdon in Jackson County. The North Sand Mountain Bison currently have a 6-3 record and are 5-2 in Class 2A, Region 8 play. The Bison have one final game in their regular season to complete this Friday against Pisgah. The Nov. 8, pairing between Addison and North Sand Mountain will be the first time the two teams have ever played each other in football.
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