Addison runs past Winston County

Bulldogs host Hubberville in playoffs next week

By BARRY BARNETT, Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 11/3/17

ADDISON — Addison hosted Winston County at A. G. Hicks Stadium Friday night in the annual game between county rivals, and the Bulldogs ran to a 41-21 victory over the visiting Yellow Jackets.

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Addison runs past Winston County

Bulldogs host Hubberville in playoffs next week

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ADDISON — Addison hosted Winston County at A. G. Hicks Stadium Friday night in the annual game between county rivals, and the Bulldogs ran to a 41-21 victory over the visiting Yellow Jackets.

With the win over Winston County , Addison capped off an 8-2 season and began looking forward to round one of the playoffs next week.

Winston County stunned the Bulldogs early, taking the lead on their third play from scrimmage. After two running plays netted six yards, quarterback Ethan Moore connected with Logan Daugherty on a quick slant. Daugherty slipped from the grasp of one defender, then raced to the end zone to complete the 47-yard touchdown strike. Moore's extra point gave the Jackets a 7-0 lead only 1:29 into the game.

Addison answered by establishing a ball control offense that dominated the action until the game's final minutes. The first Bulldog drive methodically covered 62 yards and consumed almost seven minutes of clock, ending with a three-yard run by Tyler Borden to narrow the score to 7-6.

Winston County's next three possessions ended with a punt, a fumble, and a failed fourth down conversion, and Addison took full advantage each time, scoring three more touchdowns before intermission. The Bulldog rushing attack produced two more touchdowns by Borden, sandwiched around a 25-yard end-around by Logan Wilkins, giving Addison a commanding 28-7 lead at the half.

The Bulldogs picked right up where they left off after halftime, receiving the second half kick-off and driving 63 yards in nine plays. This time the touchdown came through the air, as Zayne Guthrie found Colton Chambers open for a 33-yard scoring catch, stretching Addison's lead to 34-7.

That score stood until early in the fourth quarter, and the Yellow Jackets suddenly made things interesting. A one-yard Andrew Kelley plunge at the end of an eight-play drive made the score 34-14 with 10 minutes left. Then, Winston County recovered an onside kick to get the ball right back. Justin Richie scored five plays later on a sweep left, diving just inside the pylon to bring the Jackets within two scores with 8:14 remaining.

Winston County quickly forced a third and 11 pass attempt on Addison's next drive, and an interception by Daugherty put the Jackets in business again with 6:20 on the clock. The Bulldog defense stiffened at that point, ending the drive and the comeback attempt by stopping Winston County on fourth and 21 from their own 35.

Addison added one more touchdown before the clock ran out. Caleb Crider ran two yards for the score, then added the point after kick to make the final margin 41-21.

The Bulldogs host Hubbertville (4-5) in their first-round playoff game next week.