Piedmont pulls away from Addison in 32-20 win

By PATRICK GREGORY Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 9/1/18

ADDISON — Addison battled 3A powerhouse Piedmont to the end on Friday night, falling 32-20 at A.G. Hicks Stadium.Addison came out in the first quarter of play and struck first.With 5:26 in the …

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Piedmont pulls away from Addison in 32-20 win

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ADDISON — Addison battled 3A powerhouse Piedmont to the end on Friday night, falling 32-20 at A.G. Hicks Stadium.

Addison came out in the first quarter of play and struck first.

With 5:26 in the opening stanza, Addison quarterback Zayne Guthrie took the snap and followed the blockers into the end zone from a yard out. The extra point was good and the Bulldogs led 7-0.

Addison stifled the Piedmont offense and forced a three and out on their possession. Addison struck again with 10:21 in the second quarter with a Nicholas Rice five-yard scamper for the score. The extra point was successful and the Bulldogs led 14-0. 

Piedmont, which is 41-3 over the last three years with two state championships during that time, added its first points of the game with 8:53 left until the half. 

Kaedon Jenkins, who rushed for 109 yard on 10 carries in the game, would walk into the end zone from three yards out. The two-point conversion was good and Piedmont trailed 14-8. 

Addison came right back on the next drive and took nearly five minutes off the clock. They capitalized on the drive with a 17-yard touchdown run by Weston Smith. The two-point conversion failed and Addison led 20-8.

Piedmont hit its stride right before the half with two quick scores. Piedmont's Mason Mahon broke loose on a 43-yard touchdown run. The extra point was blocked.  The final score of the first half would tie the game, when Tadrian Fairs would run an end around and rumble in from 69 yards out. 

The extra point attempt was no good and both teams were knotted at 20.

Piedmont's Mohon finally sealed the victory over the Bulldogs. Mohon connected with D'Angelo Foster in the back corner of the end zone on a 17-yard pass play for the score. Mahon would add his second rushing touchdown of the night with a 10 yard run.  

Addison looks to rebound next Friday night as the travel to Winston County to take on the Yellow Jackets.