Atkins paces Carbon Hill in rout of Marion County

Bulldogs earn second win

By SCOTT MCCULLAR AND ZAK MCCULLAR, Eagle Sports Correspondents
Posted 9/29/17

GUIN — The Carbon Hill Bulldogs scored through the air, on the ground and with special teams to defeat the Marion County Red Raiders 38-13 Friday night at Jones Field in Guin.

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Atkins paces Carbon Hill in rout of Marion County

Bulldogs earn second win

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GUIN — The Carbon Hill Bulldogs scored through the air, on the ground and with special teams to defeat the Marion County Red Raiders 38-13 Friday night at Jones Field in Guin.

With 5:10 left in the first quarter, the Bulldogs led 16-0 with only one offensive play in the game to that point.

On the Raiders’ first drive, Brandon Scoles blocked the punt, which was scooped up by Alex Atkins and ran in for the first score of the game. On the Bulldogs’ first play from scrimmage, quarterback Jon Michael Madison hit Carson McGinnis for a 90-yard touchdown pass. Both two-point conversions were good — one a run by Atkins and the other a pass from Madison to Matthew Wallace.

On their first drive of the second quarter, the Bulldogs (2-4) scored again on offense with an eight-yard run by Atkins. This time the two-point conversion failed and Carbon Hill led 22-0 going into halftime.

Two fumbles by the Bulldogs gave the Red Raiders (1-4) some life in the third quarter.

Marion County turned the first fumble into points on a 12-play drive that ate up over six minutes of clock. A six-yard run by Trevon Thomas cut Carbon Hill’s lead to 22-7. The Bulldogs’ defense stopped the Red Raiders from capitalizing on the second fumble by stopping a fourth and goal run at the their own three-yard line. Carbon Hill then moved the ball 97 yards on six plays to take a 30-7 lead on a 13 yard touchdown scamper by Atkins with 7:20 remaining in the game.

Marion County responded themselves with another touchdown drive. However the 11-yard run by Nicholas Gardner with 2:58 left in the fourth would be too little too late. Carbon Hill scored on its last drive of the game just like they did the first, with a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, this time on a 60-yard run by Atkins.

Atkins ran 12 times for 169 yards and added three touchdowns on offense along with the scoop and score on special teams. Carson McGinnis had five catches for 141 yards and a score. Jon Michael Madison went 5 of 10 for 141 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Bulldogs outgained the Red Raiders 417-240.

Carbon Hill hosts Midfield next week.