The Bulldogs drew first blood, scoring early in the game on a run to bring 6 points on the board in the first quarter. A successful two-point conversion would add two more, bringing the score to 8-0.
On the next three possessions, both the Bulldogs and the Jackets would struggle to find the end zone, with both teams swapping punts until late in the second quarter. Winston County began to find some momentum, as Andrew Brown, Cole Hagood, and Tristan Ergle would all play part in a strong march down the field, only to fumble the ball inside the five-yard line. A quick Addison touchdown pass from Everett to Curstin Robinson would result in an easy touchdown for the ‘Dogs, and a two-point conversion would bring the score to 16-0 with 2:03 left in the first half of the game.
The Jackets would quickly retaliate, with Timber Blankenship finding Edward Lamp on a 66-yard pass into the end zone, with 1:04 remaining in the half. An unsuccessful extra point attempt left a score of 16-6 on the board.
The ‘Dogs fielded the next kick with a fair catch. This set up a long pass from John Everett to connect with Kolby Kirk for a 62-yard score, with only two seconds left until halftime. Another two-point conversion found its way across the goal line, leaving the halftime score at 24-6 in Addison’s favor.
Winston County would take the ball back at the opening of the half, with Cole Hagood, Andrew Brown, and Tristan Ergle again finding ground as the Jackets marched toward the goal line.
The Bulldogs managed to reverse the momentum however, when Cody Robinson intercepted a pass meant for Andrew Brown.
Addison’s offense would take the field, but Winston County’s Brandon Waid would find an interception of his own to put the Jackets offense back on the field, with hopes of bringing life back to the team. Blankenship would find Waid on the next play, with a 38-yard pass to gain yardage deep into the Bulldog territory. As the Jackets set up the very next passing play, Addison’s Sudduth would have his turn at an interception, setting up the next offensive series for the Bulldogs.
With 7:57 left in the game, Addison would capitalize on the interception, scoring on a short run by Jarrett to bring the score to 31-6.
The Jackets (3-7) would take possession again, only to find themselves in a punting situation on fourth down. The Bulldogs received the punt, and marched down the field for yet another score. A successful extra-point attempt would stack the score at 38-6 with 3:16 left in the game, the score in Addison’s favor.
On the final possession, the Jackets refused to give up, with quarterback Peyton Taylor connecting with Dylan Earnest on a 15-yard pass to make the final score of the evening, securing a score of 38-12 as the Addison Bulldogs would celebrate victory.
Addison (8-1) hosts Phillips-Bear Creek in the opening round of the playoffs next week.