Defense leads Carbon Hill in 6-0 win over Greene County

Bulldogs earn first region win since 2014

From Staff Reports
Posted 9/7/18

EUTAW — Carbon Hill’s getting used to this.

The Bulldogs shut down Greene County for four quarters and got a late 14-yard touchdown run from Brandon Scoles to break a scoreless tie in a 6-0 victory over Greene County Friday night.

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Defense leads Carbon Hill in 6-0 win over Greene County

Bulldogs earn first region win since 2014

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EUTAW — Carbon Hill’s getting used to this.

The Bulldogs shut down Greene County for four quarters and got a late 14-yard touchdown run from Brandon Scoles to break a scoreless tie in a 6-0 victory over Greene County Friday night. The region victory was Carbon Hill’s first since 2014, snapping a 20-game region losing streak.

“What a great job by the defense again,” Carbon Hill coach Scott Curd said. “Last year it was 35-30 (loss to Greene County) and a lot prettier on offense, but I will take a 6-0 win any day, that’s for sure.”

Carbon Hill (2-1, 1-0) recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time since the 1989 season. Alex Atkins led the Carbon Hill defense with 15 tackles, including four for a loss) and two tipped passes.

“Our defense is playing so well right now that we aren’t taking a lot of chances putting the ball in the air. We rely on ball control and field position. The game was 0-0 at the half, but (Carbon Hill’s players) had no doubt they were going to win the game. In the past, that may have not been the case,” Curd said. “I’m just very proud of the guys.”

Carbon Hill defeated Dora 16-0 last week, holding the visiting Bulldogs to less than 100 total yards. It was Carbon Hill’s first shutout since the 2004 season. They were locked into another low-scoring matchup on Friday night.

“The last two fourth quarters have been very pressure packed. It was 2-0 going into the fourth quarter (last week) and scoreless in the fourth quarter tonight. It’s like we got into a time machine back to 1955. We’ll do whatever it takes to win. The big thing is we haven’t had big mental meltdowns like we have in the past. They never had a doubt they weren’t going to find a way to win tonight and they did,” Curd said.

Carbon Hill is off to its best start since starting the 2002 season 5-0.

Next up for Carbon Hill is a home game against region foe Hale County, which lost to Lamar County 48-16 on Friday.